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Webinar: Exploring the Data-Rich World of Earth and Environmental Science

December 1, 2023 | Virtual

10 am Pacific ♦ 11 am Mountain ♦ 12 pm Central ♦ 1 pm Eastern


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About the webinar

Calling graduate students, faculty and professionals from Applied Earth and Environmental Sciences! This webinar will address the foundations of applied Data Science: from available public datasets to open source tools for doing exploratory environmental data analysis, Dr. Carlos Lizárraga of the UArizona's Data Science Institute will help you get your bearings on the state of the art of Applied Earth and Environmental Sciences. He'll discuss how Machine Learning is being applied in environmental research today and present good-to-best practices for effective data visualization; ethical considerations; and emerging trends and challenges for the next generation of environmental data scientists to address. Join us and benefit from an overview of the technological state of the art and trends in this field.

What you'll learn

  • available public and open source computational resources for doing applied earth and environmental science
  • how ML is being applied in earth and environmental science 
  • tools for data visualization of geospatial datasets


About the presenter

headshot of Carlos LizarragaDr. Carlos Lizárraga is an Educator in Computational and Data Science at the University of Arizona Data Science Institute where his advisory and training activities are backed by his proficiency in scientific computing and information technologies. Dr. Lizárraga is an applied research scientist and retired Professor from the Physics Department at the University of Sonora, where he taught a Computational Physics Course using Python for Data Analysis and Numerical Computing. He actively engaged in the implementation of the Computer Science program, the development of initial High-Performance and High-Availability Clusters for academic activities support on Information Technologies skills development programs, and greatly participated in the Climate Change Research Program at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México continuous outreach activities.