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OIA/IDI Colloquium Series

In collaboration with the Institute of Design and Innovation, OIA offers a series of lectures pertaining to analytics, data reporting, student outcome data, and other relevant topics. Anyone interested in data, reporting, or analytics is welcome to join us for these interesting and useful lectures, which are typically held on Friday afternoons. Unless otherwise noted, all presentations will be given in Room B20 of the UAEC building on the UNM Main Campus (Building #85 on the campus map).

If you are interested in sharing your research and work with us, please contact Heather Mechler, OIA Director, at We welcome a diverse array of technical, theoretical, and applied topics. You may also contact us if you wish to be added to the mailing list to stay up-to-date on upcoming lectures. 


August 31, 2018-Mustafa Al-Mashhadani (UNM OIA) - Big Data and the cloud

April 27, 2018-Chris Framel (EKS&H)-Best Practices in Dashboard Design

October 27, 2017-Dr. David Mascarenas (LANL) A Jungian Framework for Artificial Personality Synthesis

August 11, 2017-Chris Framel (EKS&H) Cognos demonstration

July 28, 2017-Dr. Julie Sanchez and Cash Clifton (UNM University College) Transforming Foundational Math: The Emporium Model at UNM PowerPoint

July 21, 2017-Dr. Don Hush (UNM ECE)  Ratchet: The Underdog of Machine Learning Algorithms  

July 14, 2017-Todd Quinn and Jon Wheeler UNM Libraries resources PowerPoint  Handout

June 23, 2017-Suzan Reagan (BBER) US Census Bureau Data

June 16, 2017-Tushar Ojha (ECE Master's Student) Thesis Defense and Dr. Don Hush (UNM ECE) Detection Systems

May 12, 2017-OIA The Power of Tableau for Institutional Reporting and Analytics

April 21, 2017-Dr. Greg Heileman (UNM ECE, Vice Provost for Curriculum) Curricular Analytics

March 3, 2017-Dr. Don Hush (UNM ECE) Learning From Examples: Basic Principles

January 24, 2017-Michael Darling (ECE PhD Student) Automated Sentiment Analysis with Python

December 9, 2016-Dr. David Stracuzzi (Sandia National Labs) Uncertainty in Data Analytics