Steve RoemermanThe University of North Texas College of Engineering hosted more than 60 people at its Data Analytics Summit May 4 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Allen. The event showcased insights from the industry, research and academia, including keynote speeches from Steve Roemerman, CEO of Lone Star Analysis, and Tom Agnew, CEO of Lease Analytics.

Roemerman discussed seven problems and issues that should be addressed as part of maturing and defining data analytics, while Agnew tackled the many issues associated with oil and gas leases and the roles natural language processing and deep learning play in mining thousands of documents.

“Data analytics, natural language processing and machine learning are ever-growing fields in engineering, so it was fitting for us to bring people from within the industry together to discuss these areas and learn from one another about the unique challenges and opportunities facing us in today’s technological world,” said Costas Tsatsoulis, dean of UNT’s College of Engineering.

The one-day summit addressed the latest data analytics topics, including state-of-the-art analytical/machine learning methods, business and intelligence applications and future trends. Panelists from Verizon, Walmart Technology, UPS, Armor and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory also provided insight into how they are using and integrating data analytics into their daily operations.

“Our goal for the summit was to facilitate a discussion and inform participants about the current state of analytics, and I think we did just that,” said Thomas Derryberry, assistant dean of corporate relations for the College of Engineering.