ESP Biography

ELIZABETH KIEL, Sophomore Data Science/Psychology Major

Major: Data Science

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a Wellesley College sophomore studying Data Science with a concentration in Statistics, as well as Psychology. Beyond the classroom, I'm a DJ for our campus radio station, WZLY 91.5 FM, and a counselor for a local after school program!

Past Classes

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C14243: Data Visualization in R in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Data visualization is SUPER important!! (But what is it exactly?) In short, data visualization aims to take a big chunk of information and turn it into a picture-- AKA, an understandable, visual narrative to show trends and make generalizations. Data visualizations are everywhere--news, textbooks, social media infographics-- so the ability to create, interpret, and critique them affects how we understand the world around us. The way an author chooses to present a certain set of data can completely change the way we think about it! We will look at several real-life case studies and decide whether data has been presented effectively. We will also introduce the programming language R, which has many applications in the world of data visualization and statistical computing! By the end of this class, you will be better equipped to critically analyze data visualizations and have the skills to create some of your own! No previous experience in programming or statistics is required.