Tableau Tutorial

Wed 04 May 2022 by Carlie Couzens

Starter Guilde for Tableau

Written by Carlie Couzens

As part of my honors project for CMSE495, I created a Tableau walkthrough which includes information on how to set up and get started with Tableau. Additionally, I created a full tutorial on how to load a geographical dataset and create a map with additional optional personalizations. This tutorial serves as a prime example of the Tableau workflow (clean data inputted → graphical configuration → personalization). While it is possible to clean data within the Tableau platform and even create new calculated fields, this process is streamlined by using Python beforehand to clean data. My hope is this tutorial will provide a launching point for future students who are interested in Tableau but might not know where to begin.

Matrix Algebra with Computaional Applications

Thu 30 September 2021 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

Printout of my textbook on a table of MSU publications

Matrix Algebra with Computational Applications is a collection of Open Educational Resource (OER) materials designed to introduce students to the use of Linear Algebra to solve real-world problems. These materials were developed specifically for students and instructors working in a "flipped classroom" model that emphasizes hands-on problem-solving activities during class …

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IEEE HPEC 2021 Presentation

Tue 21 September 2021 by Dr. Dirk Colbry


Nicholas Grabill, Kai Pinckard and I presented our most recent work on the SEE-Segment Project at the IEEE HPEC Converence. This is work that both students conducted during the summer of 2020 as part of the XSEDE Empower program.

Scaling of Evolutionary Search of Algorithm Space to Speed-Up Scientific ImageUnderstanding …

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OBS Default Backdrop on Mac

Tue 17 August 2021 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

My new default background picture

As we move online I have been experimenting with Open Broadcast Software (OBS Studio) as a way to improve my video input while I am in meetings and conducting lectures.

Although it had a small learning curve and often produces a lag between the audio and video; I really like …

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Davin Lin's Final Project Presentation (SEE-Classify)

Fri 30 July 2021 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

Davin's Poster

In the summer of 2021 Davin Lin worked with me as part of the ICER/ACERS REu program on his project titled "Simple Evolutionary Exploration in Classification Algorithms for Supervised Learning"

Genetic algorithms (GAs) find good solutions to search problems through a process inspired by evolution. Solutions are randomly selected …

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Nate Britton's Mid-Sure Project Presentation (Transfer learning)

Thu 29 July 2021 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

In the summer of 2021 Nate Britton worked with me as project titled "Reexamining Transfer Learning Image Segmentation Hypothesis by Scaling Up"

Image segmentation is a process in which an image is separated into foreground (areas of interest) and background regions. Image segmentation is used as a first step in …

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Making an Effective Video Presentation

Wed 30 June 2021 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

Texas A and M logo

I was asked to give an second of two "effective presentation" tutorials to a group of REU students at Texas A&M. This second part covers how to make an effective presentation with a focus on scientific introductions. I pulled heavily from the CCQH method described here:

CCQH refernece

Here …

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Camtasia Studio tutorial

Wed 09 June 2021 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

Camtasia Logo

I was asked to give an "effective presentation" tutorial to a group of REU students at Texas A&M. As I talked with the organizers we thought it would be helpful to do a two part tutorial. The first is more of a technical, hands-on workshop on how to use …

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SEE-Insight Research Group

Tue 25 May 2021 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

Title Slide for the SEE-Insight Overview Video

This week we had a bunch of new students join the SEE-Insight research group. I put together a quick introductory presentation for them. I thought it came out fairly well so I decided to post in here in case anyone is interested in learning more about what our group is …

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Design of MTH314 - Matrix Algebra with Applications

Tue 09 February 2021 by Dr. Dirk Colbry

Example I was honored to be invited to give a presentation to the Math department about the redesign of MTH314 to focus more on applications in python. Here is my presentation:

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