BIG DATA SCIENTIST CERTIFICATE

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Extract Useful Knowledge from Small to Big Data

Gain Experience from Real-World Case Studies

Program Details

  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Duration: 10 Weeks
  • Time: 9am -12pm Sat & Sun
  • Cost: $4,398 Covering ALL
  • Next Start Date: September 18, 2021

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INFORMATION SESSION - MAY 27, 2021

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Designed for:

Working professionals with experience in the field of data analysis as well as young professionals seeking a career in data science

Background Knowledge Requirement:

  • an undergraduate degree in engineering/science or at least 3 years of professional experience in a field such as data analysis, business analytics or intelligence, software engineering or programming
  • knowledge of at least one programming language preferably python 
  • demonstrated programming experience via projects or coursework (e.g., completion of TCSS 501 and TCSS 503  from UWT Graduate Certificate in SDE or equivalent)
  • college-level statistics, probability theory, linear algebra, calculus

Technology Requirement:

  • A computer with a recent OS and a current web browser with at least 4GB and preferably 8GB of RAM
  • High-speed internet access
  • A Google account with Colab access
  • Headset and webcam (recommended)

 


Program Overview:

According to Tim Berners Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web: “Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves”. It is clear that data proliferation will never end and because of that, the use of data related technologies like Data Science and Big Data is increasing day by day. To jumpstart a career in data science, it is not to name the certificate program you have taken or to count the number of certificates you have obtained, but to build comprehensive skills required by data science that is the goal of this program.

In this program with 3 modules, participants will examine concepts, elements, strategies, and skills covering the general discipline of data science. As part of the coursework, you will be introduced to the data science life cycle as a shared mental model, learning how to formulate a problem, design the data based on the problem, visualize and analyze data, and thereafter conduct prediction/inference. In the phase of prediction and inference, you will learn state-of-the-art machine learning technologies to turn data into actionable insights. Considering the current challenges from big data, the coursework will also cover distributed data management and computing technologies. All knowledge will be delivered using practical examples of data science applications in a variety of areas within the industry as well as in academic research. 

 

What You’ll Learn:

What You’ll Do:

  • Build theoretical foundations through lectures, exercises, discussions, and quizzes

  • Gain hands-on experience through workshops/tutorials with related independent assignments

  • Demonstrate comprehensive data science skills through milestone projects

 

Instructor:

Juhua Hu is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Systems in the School of Engineering and Technology and the director of Center for Data Science at the University of Washington Tacoma. Before joining UW Tacoma, Juhua worked as a Machine Learning Engineer for a silicon valley startup EverAI (now Paravision). Juhua's primary research interest is in the areas of machine learning, data mining, and data science. She is especially interested in deep representation learning, deep model interpretation and compression, time series analysis, and explainable and fair ML, where the applications span over Computer Vision, Networking, Cybersecurity, Healthcare, Human Computer Interaction, and Smart City. 

For questions or additional information please email Dr. Juhua Hu