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What is Data Science?

  • Feb 5, 2014 · 7:00 PM

ABOUT THIS CLASS

We live in a world with seemingly infinite data, and if you can learn the right balance of computer science, statistics, and information theory, there are lucrative opportunities available to you. This class is designed to give newcomers some clarity into how data scientists add value to any organization. Discover case studies about how data science is uniquely positioned to solve major problems for a variety of companies. By the time you finish this class, you’ll have a better idea of what the data science field is, and more importantly, how you can help yourself get what the Harvard Business Review calls the “sexiest job of the 21st century”.


TAKEAWAYS

• An introduction to a standard workflow for anyone conducting data analysis

• Familiarity with common case studies and projects that a data scientist might come across in everyday work

• Learn the main tasks in the process of analyzing data

• Tools and resources to help you find answers to questions that may come up in future analyses.


PREREQS & PREPARATION

Basic business, technical and analytical knowledge.


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Daniel Dean Gutierrez, AMULET Analytics

Daniel leads the consulting firm AMULET Analytics in the data science and big data arena. He's also the managing editor of insideBigData, one of the most popular news and information portals for data scientists. Daniel teaches frequently at UCLA and online with Coursera, and is also a frequent author.

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  • Alisa A.

    the speaker was great!!!

    February 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation and discussion. Will be eagerly watching for the slides.

    February 5, 2014

  • Daniel A.

    Hi all, just a reminder that we'll be at Coloft tonight, on Santa Moniva blvd

    February 5, 2014

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