Statistics Colloquium: Taylor Arnold, University of Richmond

This event is part of the Spring 2022 Statistics Colloquium

Data Science for Image Analysis

Presented by Taylor Arnold, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Richmond

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
4:00 p.m. ET

Working with collections of images presents unique challenges to the application of data science techniques. In this talk, I will start by presenting some of the theoretical concerns and proposed solutions for working with image data. Then, I will introduce software I have been developing — the Distant Viewing Toolkit — that enables the application of corpus-based techniques to images. Finally, I will show an application of this approach using a case study of a data analysis project studying a set of two American television shows.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Arnold studies massive cultural datasets in order to address new and existing research questions in the humanities and social sciences. He specializes in the application of statistical computing to large text and image corpora. The study of data containing linked text and images, such as newspapers with embedded figures or television shows with associated closed captions, is of particular interest. Research products take on several forms: book length manuscripts, technical reports, new software implementations, and digital projects intended for broad public consumption.