CS Faculty Candidate Kai Presler-Marshall to Give Classroom Presentation

Department of Computer Science identifier

Department of Computer Science instructional-track faculty candidate Kai Presler-Marshall will give a classroom presentation on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, from 1-2 p.m. via Zoom online meeting. The title of Presler-Marshall’s talk is, “An Introduction to Exploratory Data Analysis.”

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Presentation Abstract

In this talk, we’ll look briefly at exploratory data analysis. We’ll see what problems it solves, how it helps us see trends and patterns in our data, and where it fits into the data science process. As part of this, we will run through several EDA steps on a sample dataset, and see how even simple analyses and visualizations can help us find interesting results that are worthy of further analysis. I will also discuss several aspects of my teaching approach, including some of the techniques I use when teaching computer science and software engineering courses.

Candidate Bio

Kai Presler-Marshall is originally from North Carolina. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in 2022, with a focus on promoting positive teaming outcomes in software engineering courses. Since then, he’s been teaching computer science and software engineering at Bowdoin College. When he’s not working, he enjoys time outside, particularly hiking in the woods.