CS 1380

CS 1380

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This course provides an introduction to data science. Given data from economics, medicine, biology, or physics, collected from internet denizens, survey respondents, or wireless sensors, how can one understand the phenomenon generating the data, make predictions, and improve decisions? We focus on building skills in inferential thinking and computational thinking, guided by the practical questions we seek to answer. The course teaches critical concepts and skills in computer programming and statistical inference, in conjunction with hands-on analysis of real-world datasets including economic data, document collections, geographical data, and social networks. We will also consider social issues in data analysis such as privacy and design.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Assumes basic high school mathematics. No calculus or programming experience required.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ORIE 1380STSCI 1380

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17948 CS 1380   LEC 001

  • This course is limited to freshman and sophomores only during pre-enroll. Enrollment will open to all undergraduates during add/drop in January.

  • 17954 CS 1380   DIS 201

  • 17955 CS 1380   DIS 202

  • 17956 CS 1380   DIS 203

  • 17958 CS 1380   DIS 205