Introduction to Data Science

COM SCI X 450.1
This course introduces students to the evolving domain of data science and the foodchain of knowledge domains involved in its application. Students learn a range of challenges and questions that data science helps address.
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Online
Classroom
Starting at $995.00
As few as 10 weeks
4.0 Credits
3.6 CEUs

What you can learn.

  • Configure a data science notebook server
  • Prepare a well-defined problem statement for a new problem
  • Learn the R programming language
  • Be introduced to machine learning

About this course:

This course introduces students to the evolving domain of data science and to the food-chain of knowledge domains involved in its application. Students learn a wide range of challenges, questions, and problems that data science helps address in different domains, including social sciences, finance, health and fitness, and entertainment. The course addresses the key knowledge domains in data science, including data development and management, machine learning and natural language processing, statistical analysis, data visualization, and inference. The course also provides an exposure to some of the technologies involved in application of data science, including Hadoop, NoSQL, and Python Programming language. The course includes case studies that require students to work on real-life data science problems. 

Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Introduction to Data Science.

There are no prerequisites for this course, although students should be comfortable using computer software programs. Prior training/experience in mathematics and statistics is helpful. Similarly, knowledge of programming and of a programming language is beneficial. Thinking out of the box and a curious mind are the key traits of a successful data scientist.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Available
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364913
Fee:
$995.00
83 days left. Enroll by Jan 7, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: January 13, 2019. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 20, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Tuesday 6:30PM - 10:00PM
364931
Fee:
$995.00
84 days left. Enroll by Jan 8, 2019
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: January 14, 2019. Internet access required. Materials required.

Students are required to bring a laptop to class.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 21, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques to Build Intelligent Systems 1st Edition by Aurélien Géron
Python for Data Analysis: Data Wrangling with Pandas, NumPy, and IPython 2nd Edition by Wes McKinney
Schedule
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Date
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Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 8, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Tue Jan 15, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Tue Jan 22, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Tue Jan 29, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Tue Feb 5, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Tue Feb 12, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Tue Feb 19, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Tue Feb 26, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Tue Mar 5, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Tue Mar 12, 2019
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212

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