Abstract: Data visualization is a powerful tool that is not often used for performing complex analysis. But, data visualization can be leveraged for solving various use cases and create effective solutions to derive useful business insights. I will use the Global COVID-19 data and look at some unique ways of visualizing it. I will be using few python libraries like Folium, Plotly and matplotlib to do this analysis.
I will touch upon some visualization techniques using the COVID-19 data that can help is Exploratory data analysis. These techniques can have wide-spread applications in other data science and analytics use cases as well.
Post COVID-19, government in various countries had imposed lock-down to curb the spread. I will present a visual analysis on how effective lock-down has been and whether any difference was observed across countries.
I will demonstrate how we can create great interactive dashboards and interactive maps to look at the following illustrative list of analyses:
1. Global spread of COVID-19 across different countries over months- An interactive view of how the virus spread over time
2. Use of Choropleth maps for visualization
3. The rate of infection across countries over time
4. Death rate and recovery rate by countries over time
5. Effect of lock-down on countries like Italy and India -a visual analysis
I will also talk about few pros and cons of using each library. The talk will cover not only the techniques of visualization using the open source python libraries like plotly, Folium and matplotlib but also focus on solving some use cases using visualization.
Bio: Mythili holds a master’s in economics from the prestigious school of Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and is also an alumnus of Presidency College, University of Calcutta. She is an analytics leader with more than 14+ years of experience in various areas of Analytics and data science including risk management, marketing analytics, Infrastructure services and AI. She has diverse experience in the area of Modelling across various banking products like credit cards, debit cards, personal loans, wholesale mortgage loans and secured installment loans and has worked across geographies like UK, USA, Canada, Latin America, Middle East and Asia. In addition to having credit risk modelling knowledge, she is also experienced in Basel II, strategies for effective cross selling and new launch of consumer banking products. She has an all-round experience in analytics as well as client handling activities especially in managing multiple projects simultaneously and business development activities. She is proficient in statistical and machine learning techniques using structured and unstructured data and has demonstrated ability to conceptualize new solutions and offerings leading teams to deliver values across new functions/domains. She has been the pioneer in building advanced analytics solutions for the Infrastructure services domain in Accenture and has received 3 patents for the solutions/products along with 1 pending patent that has been filed. She has authored and presented research papers in international conferences and is also an active contributor of the ‘Towards Data science publication in medium’ and ‘Hackernoon’ and the ‘Analytics India Magazine’. Her recent story has been selected as the top story in Hackernoon. She is a data science and AI speaker and with experiences in events like Voice Tech Summit 2020, GASP 2020 and WiDS. She is also the recipient of 3AI ‘Women in AI and Analytics’ award in 2020 and ’40 under 40 Data scientists’ award for 2021. Mythili is currently the ‘Vice President’ at Accenture Innovation Centre for Analytics.