About James Howard
Data Science and Public Affairs
Private Applications of Local Government Risk Metrics 2014 American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference (2014)
This is a case study of the application of financial accounting ratios to the Columbia Association, Inc., ("CA") for long term debt management. This presentation will open with a review of four accounting ratios to ...
Augmenting the Classroom with Web-Based Interactive Demonstrations 2014 Joint Mathematics Meeting (2014)
This presentation will look at using the Wolfram Demonstrations and Wolfram|Alpha Widgets to augment the classroom. These tools, which provide an interactive environment for mathematical experimentation, are freely available and provide a rich set of ...
Estimating the Net Social Benefits of the National Flood Insurance Program Fifth Annual Conference and Meeting of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (2013)
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was created by Congress in 1968 to provide insurance and prevention against ﬂood risk and to shift some rebuilding costs oﬀ the federal budget. The program, administered by FEMA, ...
Using Computable Documents for Online Mathematics Instruction Wolfram Technology Conference (2011)
Teaching mathematics online introduces new problems and difficulties to an already complex task. Besides the normal issues of notation and anxiety, online instructions bring challenges introduced by the technology itself. First, there is almost no ...
Collaborative Development and Social Media in Government Agencies FOSE Knowledge Management Conference and Exposition (2011)
Social media and collaborative development tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, and SharePoint have changed how people share information in the past five years. Government agencies can leverage the collaborative power of social media internally, but ...
Using DVCS Frameworks for Homogenous Systems Management Columbia-Area Linux Users Group (2011)
Multilayered interdependencies complicate the process of application installation, management, and removal under all modern operating systems. Numerous package management schemes have been established to smooth these complexities which are well suited to open source applications ...
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Create a simple predictive analytics classification model in Java with Weka IBM developerWorks (2013)
Get an overview of the Weka classification engine and learn how to create a simple classifier for programmatic use. Understand how to store and load models, manipulate them, and use them to evaluate data. Consider ...