Shiny Shiny Shiny by R
Spring 2020 IRisk Lab Hack Nights
Date and Time: Sunday, May 24, 2020, 1:00 PM (CST)
Abstract: Data visualization can be more fun when it becomes interactive, and R Shiny can make that happen. Imagine that you are presenting a cool model to your audience, and you can simply demonstrate how the model responds to parameter changes on the fly with an interactive interface. As a web-development tool, R Shiny helps you develop a web application to showcase your accomplishments with little effort, and it requires little knowledge about web development itself. In this workshop, we will help you get started with R Shiny if you have no experience with it, show you how to build a simple Shiny App, and get you prepared for progressing towards more complexity.
About the Speaker: Linfeng Zhang is a first year PhD student in the Department of Mathematics, with a concentration in Actuarial Science and Risk Analytics. He had quite some experience with R Shiny, and he is supervising an IRisk Lab project on constructing the website for the COVID-19 resources contingency planning and allocation this summer. His main research area is on topics related to cyber insurance and cyber risks, which are the continuation of his work at the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI) before his doctoral study.