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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Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Online
Classroom
Starting at $995.00
As few as 10 weeks
4.0
3.6

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 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.

Knowledge of a programming language is required. Prior training/experience in mathematics and statistics is helpful.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

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

Available
-
371390
Fee:
$995.00
23 days left. Enroll by Jan 6, 2020
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: January 12, 2020. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 10, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Available
-
371391
Fee:
$995.00
23 days left. Enroll by Jan 6, 2020
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: January 12, 2020. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 10, 2020
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
-
Thursday 6:00PM - 9:30PM
Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
371392
Fee:
$995.00
26 days left. Enroll by Jan 9, 2020
See Details
Notes

Students are required to bring a laptop to class.

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: January 15, 2020. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 22, 2020
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
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Jan 9, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu Jan 16, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu Jan 23, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu Jan 30, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu Feb 6, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu Feb 13, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu Feb 20, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu Feb 27, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu Mar 5, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu Mar 12, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Available
-
Tuesday 6:00PM - 9:30PM
Location: UCLA
371393
Fee:
$995.00
24 days left. Enroll by Jan 7, 2020
See Details
Notes

Students are required to bring a laptop to class.

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: January 13, 2020. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 20, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Machine Learning and Data Science: An Introduction to Statistical Learning Methods with R by Daniel D. Gutierrez
(Optional) The Art of R Programming: A Tour of Statistical Software Design by Norman Matloff
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 7, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
Boelter Hall 5280
Lecture
Tue Jan 14, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
Boelter Hall 5280
Lecture
Tue Jan 21, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
Boelter Hall 5280
Lecture
Tue Jan 28, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
Boelter Hall 5280
Lecture
Tue Feb 4, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
Boelter Hall 5280
Lecture
Tue Feb 11, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
Boelter Hall 5280
Lecture
Tue Feb 18, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
Boelter Hall 5280
Lecture
Tue Feb 25, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
Boelter Hall 5280
Lecture
Tue Mar 3, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
Boelter Hall 5280
Lecture
Tue Mar 10, 2020
6:00PM - 9:30PM
UCLA
Boelter Hall 5280

Available Format(s):

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

Future Offering (Opens February 03, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
-
373285
Fee:
$995.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: April 5, 2020. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 03, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Future Offering (Opens February 03, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
-
373287
Fee:
$995.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: April 5, 2020. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 03, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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

Future Offering (Opens February 03, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
-
Thursday 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
373288
Fee:
$995.00
See Details
Notes

Students are required to bring a laptop to class.

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: April 8, 2020. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 15, 2020
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
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Apr 2, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu Apr 9, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu Apr 16, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu Apr 23, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu Apr 30, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu May 7, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu May 14, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu May 21, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu May 28, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Lecture
Thu Jun 4, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 113
Future Offering (Opens February 03, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
-
Tuesday 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
373290
Fee:
$995.00
See Details
Notes

Students are required to bring a laptop to class.

Enrollment limited. Enrollment deadline: April 6, 2020. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 13, 2020
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
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Mar 31, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
Lecture
Tue Apr 7, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
Lecture
Tue Apr 14, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
Lecture
Tue Apr 21, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
Lecture
Tue Apr 28, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
Lecture
Tue May 5, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
Lecture
Tue May 12, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
Lecture
Tue May 19, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
Lecture
Tue May 26, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112
Lecture
Tue Jun 2, 2020
6:30PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 112

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