The Ohio State University at Newark

Turkmen to Discuss Using Big Data in Decision Making

October 16, 2018

With the rise of computers, the internet and smartphones, we have started generating an enormous amount of data that has come to be known as “big data.” The term refers to data sets that are too large or complex to be analyzed by traditional means. Asuman Turkmen, Ph.D., associate professor of statistics, will go through the core concepts and ideas behind big data and describe the role of statistics in decision making at an upcoming Faculty Talks Outside the Box lecture.

Despite its popularity, big data is not inherently valuable. We need statistical tools enabling decision-making to turn high volumes of fast-moving and diverse data into meaningful insights. This talk is for a general audience to learn about one of the key analytical trends of the 21st century.

Turkmen will discuss big data challenges and demonstrate the essential contribution of statistics in big data research and applications using real-data examples during her talk entitled “Decisions with Numbers: Using Big Data in Decision Making.” The talk will take place on Friday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. in library classroom #175 of the John. L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, 1219 University Drive, at The Ohio State University at Newark.

During Faculty Talks Outside the Box, Ohio State Newark professors discuss recent research in their fields as it relates to our community. All talks are free and open to the public.