Science Cafe: 'Theories, Models and Data'
Kobus Barnard, professor of Computer Science, will present a Science Cafe talk on "Theories, Models and Data."
"Big data" keeps getting bigger and more diverse, and provides increasing opportunities for insights into the world around us. However, we often have many data points with little explanation as to what they mean. In this talk, Barnard will discuss "mindful modeling" - mathematically linking complex theory to data - as a new frontier for the social sciences and interdisciplinary computational scientists.