Category Archives: IE knowledge

A Data Visualization View: Global Implementation of Sustainable Energy

  • Angela Chen (ychen856@wisc.edu)
  • Yuang Zhou (yzhou377@wisc.edu)

I. Introduction

Along with the popularity gained by Tableau, increasing attention is now paid to the technique of Visualization, when it comes to Data Analysis. Visualization allows the illustration of the condition shown by the data in a direct, visible and  intelligible way rather than the abstract numerical expressions. Visualization definitely provided a widely accepted channel of communication, especially when showing the data analysis report to those who are not familiar with statistics and math.

Sustainable energy, as a keystone of pollution reduction and countermeasure for global-warming, has been emphasized and discussed for several years.… Read more

Analysis of COVID-19 Infection Trend and its Effects on Market Behavior and Hospital Bed Availability

Authors:
Hadyan Fahreza (fahreza@wisc.edu)
Saranya Putrevu (sputrevu@wisc.edu)
William Wirono (wirono@wisc.edu)
Satvik Yagnamurthy (yagnamurthy@wisc.edu)

1. Introduction

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a highly infectious disease caused by a newly discovered virus similar to SARS (SARS-CoV) virus outbreak in 2002. The virus was first discovered in Wuhan, China in late 2019, and the virus has spread to 210 countries and territories around the world. The symptoms of coronavirus include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. As per today, there are more than 2 million people infected with COVID-19, with more than 100,000 death tolls worldwide, making it the fourth-deadliest pandemic ever recorded in history.… Read more

What’s on Tap? Beer Industry Analysis and Trends

Author:  Parker McColl, Jamie McColl

1. Introduction

The beer industry has experienced explosive growth recently, fueled largely by growth in craft breweries. In fact, the number of breweries in the United States tripled between 2008 and 2016 and now tops over 7,000 (Brewers Association, 2019). The rapid growth in breweries can be seen in Figure 1.

Figure 1. Historical plot of active breweries in the United States (Vine Pair, n.d.).

With the rise of craft breweries, beer rating platforms such as Beer Advocate and Untappd were developed, providing a medium for beer enthusiasts to “check-in” and rate their drink, among other features.… Read more

Demographic Trends & Building Geometry In the District of Columbia (DC)

Author: Michael Hickey, Ben Razidlo

I. Introduction

New information processing and data analytics techniques will be explored to augment insights traditionally provided by the census process. Census information has been long used as a mechanism for acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. Data-age information processing technologies, image recognition, and prediction algorithms can provide new opportunities to build models and make inferences regarding a population’s current situation and future trends.

The overwhelming scale of available data in today’s world often outweighs the ability of stakeholders to utilize and understand the insight it can provide. The overarching goal of the analysis is to explore what can a city’s buildings tell us about its inhabitants, and from this provide a recommendation for real estate investment.… Read more

Billboard Top 100 Lyric Analysis

Author: Rachel NachmanZach DeGrooteBenjamin Morris

1. Problem Statement, Objectives, and Motivation

Understanding how music influences society and/or simultaneously reflects societal values has been studied in a variety of ways (mostly qualitative) throughout modern history. Although qualitative approaches can yield a substantial amount of information, leveraging the power of data analytics could drastically enhance the quality of findings made in sociological contexts. Using the Billboard Top 100 as a proxy for what is classified as popular music, our group sought to develop a better understanding of how popular music has changed over time.

General Questions:
– Over time how has general sentiment changed in popular music?… Read more