Know Thyself: Introspective Personal Data Mining
Tuesday, March 17
12:30PM - 1:30PM
110 E 2nd St
The leading edge breed of high-tech, wearable health technology is changing how we monitor personal data. We can quantify everything from heart rate and sleep patterns to body temperature and sex life. But, what is the average person to do with the massive amounts of data being collected? Statistician Talithia Williams makes a compelling case that all of us should be measuring and recording simple data about our bodies every day and will help you begin to analyze and understand your body’s data. Surprisingly, your own data can reveal much more than even your doctors may know.
Assoc Professor & Assoc Chair
Harvey Mudd College
Dr. Talithia Williams is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. Her professional experiences include research appointments at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the Nationa...Show the rest
Dr. Talithia Williams is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. Her professional experiences include research appointments at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the National Security Agency (NSA), and NASA. Dr. Williams develops statistical models that emphasize the spatial and temporal structure of data with environmental applications. She has been recognized for the development of a cataract model used to predict the cataract surgical rate for developing countries in Africa.
In addition to her academic accomplishments, Dr. Williams and her husband, Donald, actively teach and share foundational principles regarding the joys of Christian marriage. Dr. Williams’ talk will explore how each of us can begin to collect data about ourselves that can provide insight into our personal health.Hide the rest