Data Science and Visualization
@iHubResearch
Data in Africa
Common challenges –
Accessibility/ Availability and Quality
How can we discover data and surface
informatio...
– How does Facebook and Amazon suggest
friends you may know and recommended
items to purchase?
– How can we solve the neve...
What is Data Science?
The process of using data to
surface information and tell
stories
Data Science includes
collecting d...
An ideal Data Scientist is:
1/3 part Mathematician
1/3 part Computer Scientist
1/3 part Artist
How can we innovate in each of
these processes?
Data Collection
•  Survey management
processes:
– Mobile and web data
collections tools
– Open Data Portals
– Crowdsourcin...
KODI
Data Storage
•  Data Storage/Warehousing:
–  MySQL; NoSQL; SparQL; Linked Data; Azure; Amazon
Cloud Services; Dropbox
–  W...
Data Analysis
Analytical Tools:
Excel; SPSS; S; R; Python; Stata; Pivot Tables
Data Mining Processes:
Hadoop; Weka
Data Visualization
•  Data Visualization:
Charts; graphs; pictures; maps
•  Infographic tools:
Illustrator; Infogr.am; Man...
*iHub Research_ Data Science and
Visualization Lab
Data Visualization
We are surfacing new data - Latest stats in
African tech. sector.
Data Visualization
We are providing a melting pot for different
industries/sectors to utilize technology to
discover and us...
Data Visualization
We are setting local industry standards on
the use of data and influencing critical data
focusing polici...
Data Visualization
We are innovating on new ways to
effectively discover and use data in our local
settings
Gsma
On-going Projects
•  Umati II – automation of hate-speech monitoring process
•  3Vs Crowdsourcing Framework– viability, va...
How can you be part of this?
Training
Business Support
Consultancy
Use Cases for iHub Cluster
Data Challenges 
Example of sites developed by Code4Kenya
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The Data Science and Visualization Lab! This product is based on a component of research that delves into and innovates on the processes of data science – collection, storage/management, analysis and visualization. You have probably come across one of our amazing info-graphics. What else can you do with data?

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  1. 1. Data Science and Visualization @iHubResearch
  2. 2. Data in Africa Common challenges – Accessibility/ Availability and Quality How can we discover data and surface information?
  3. 3. – How does Facebook and Amazon suggest friends you may know and recommended items to purchase? – How can we solve the never ending traffic problems in the city? – How does NYC determine the frequency of subway trains all day; all weekend? Photo courtesy of #kenya365
  4. 4. What is Data Science? The process of using data to surface information and tell stories Data Science includes collecting data, cleaning and managing the data, making it tell its story, and presenting that story to others
  5. 5. An ideal Data Scientist is: 1/3 part Mathematician 1/3 part Computer Scientist 1/3 part Artist
  6. 6. How can we innovate in each of these processes?
  7. 7. Data Collection •  Survey management processes: – Mobile and web data collections tools – Open Data Portals – Crowdsourcing tools
  8. 8. KODI
  9. 9. Data Storage •  Data Storage/Warehousing: –  MySQL; NoSQL; SparQL; Linked Data; Azure; Amazon Cloud Services; Dropbox –  What formats is the data stored in? –  Data Cleaning processes – Need tools such as Google Refine?
  10. 10. Data Analysis Analytical Tools: Excel; SPSS; S; R; Python; Stata; Pivot Tables Data Mining Processes: Hadoop; Weka
  11. 11. Data Visualization •  Data Visualization: Charts; graphs; pictures; maps •  Infographic tools: Illustrator; Infogr.am; ManyEyes; GIS mapping; Tableau •  HOW NOT TO VISUALIZE YOUR DATA!!!
  12. 12. *iHub Research_ Data Science and Visualization Lab
  13. 13. Data Visualization We are surfacing new data - Latest stats in African tech. sector.
  14. 14. Data Visualization We are providing a melting pot for different industries/sectors to utilize technology to discover and use data for decision making.
  15. 15. Data Visualization We are setting local industry standards on the use of data and influencing critical data focusing policies: Data Protection laws; FOIs; Privacy and Security.
  16. 16. Data Visualization We are innovating on new ways to effectively discover and use data in our local settings
  17. 17. Gsma
  18. 18. On-going Projects •  Umati II – automation of hate-speech monitoring process •  3Vs Crowdsourcing Framework– viability, validation and verification •  Investment Research– Mapping the Tech. Investment Landscape in Kenya •  Infographics– Africa infographics; Tech statistics and data •  Data Warehousing solutions - Tools to archive and discover our own research data and information
  19. 19. How can you be part of this? Training Business Support Consultancy Use Cases for iHub Cluster Data Challenges 
  20. 20. Example of sites developed by Code4Kenya

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