Here is a brief overview of each of the articles I wrote for my Web Mining class at NJIT, taught by Professor Cody Buntain.

An Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) on the CDC’s COVID-19 Data in the Tri-State Area

In this first article, we explore a dataset of Coronavirus cases and deaths in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, obtained from the Center for Disease…

Data Science Report

By Doug Rizio, Trishala Suryavanshi, Mohammed Yahya, and Varun Garg

COVID-19, the novel Coronavirus. First detected in late December of 2019 as a viral outbreak in Wuhan China, this mysterious new disease with pneumonia-like symptoms quickly spread throughout the rest of Mainland China and ultimately infected every major population center…

Data Science Tutorial

Reddit — AKA, “The Front Page of the Internet.” Just over 15 years ago, Reddit began as a small and little-known website made by college students, featuring anonymous forums or “subreddits” for topics mostly related to science and programming. …

Data Science Tutorial

When social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter were first created a decade and a half ago, few could have predicted how influential they would ultimately become in shaping the political landscape of the modern world. [1]

Today, however, just about every politician or public figure recognizes the importance of…

Introduction

Even in the earliest days of the Coronavirus pandemic, many people took to social media platforms like Twitter to share their thoughts about the deadly disease. Questions about COVID’s spread in China, concerns about its rate of mortality, debates about government responses, and conspiracy theories about its origins were just…

Introduction

Social media platforms have become some of the most popular technologies of the decade. Over 72% of Americans use some type of social media as of 2019, with a significant amount of people visiting the platforms every single day, and large numbers of users spending several hours on them daily…

Disclaimer: this EDA studies the total numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths in each state, not cases and deaths per capita. Its primary purpose is to make observations on general trends in the changes of cases and deaths over time.

The Crisis of Coronavirus

Next to the presidential election, COVID-19 was undoubtedly the most…

Doug Rizio

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