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March 27, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Undergraduate Library, David Adamany Community Room (3rd Floor) | Map
5155 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff


The College of Education Teacher Education Division and the June G. Yackness and Irvin H. Yackness Endowed Lecture Series presents a lecture on the complexities in Big Data Analytics.

Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Lecture: 6:00 - 7:30 pm


Presented by: Dr. Ming Ming Chiu

Dr. Ming Ming Chiu is the Chair Professor of Analytics and Diversity and Director of the Assessment Research Center at the Education University of Hong Kong. He is a graduate of Columbia (BS, Computer Science), Harvard (Ed.M., Interactive Technology) and UC-Berkeley (Ph.D., Education), Dr. Chiu advises Qatar’s Ministry of Education and China’s Ministry of Education’s National Evaluation of Primary and Secondary Schools. Dr. Chiu invented (a) statistical discourse analysis to model online and face-to-face conversations (one of the best 50 learning science ideas –International Society of the Learning Sciences), (b) multilevel diffusion analysis to detect corruption in the music industry and how ideas/behaviors spread through populations, and (c) artificial intelligence Statistician.


The lecture will discuss complexity in Big Data and various mechanisms that can be used to reach conclusions when working with Big Data.

For more information about this event, please contact Saundra Sumner at (313) 577-0902 or