An introduction to the commons themes and areas of active research and development for big data and data science. Session will provide an overview of key concepts for big data and an overview of the diverse data streams and sources available across disciplines, including big the life sciences (e.g., genomics, biomedical), earth sciences (e.g., spatial and geolocated data), social science, and the humanities.
An overview of data science and big data, including a discussion about how these emerging fields are influencing a variety of disciplines and how this relates to a liberal arts education. We’ll also look at the opportunities, challenges, and technology needed to incorporate big data and data science in the classroom.
Peter Drake in Computer Science is planning to teach a data science course in the spring of 2016. The course is meant to reach across disciplines, especially the life sciences. It should be accessible to any student who has taken Computer Science I (CS 171) or the equivalent.
What techniques, tools (including software) and abilities do you want your students to come out of this course with? What would make this course more appealing to your students? What data-heavy problems do you have that such a course could examine or tackle?
“Tangerine”, which earned raves at the latest Sundance film festival, was shot almost entirely with an iPhone 5S.”We won’t be creating any Sundance submissions, but we will talk about the feasibility of using tools that you already have to produce video or audio. We’ll discuss methods of manipulating recorded materials on your device and explore how to use and distribute them–all without having to buy anything else.
In today’s world, why stick to the basics? Learn what you can do with simple (e.g. Wordle) to more advanced (e.g. Voyant) text analysis tools and why they’re used. Come prepared to get your hands dirty, and play with words!
We’ll take a look at three online discussion options: Piazza, Moodle Discussion Forums, and Google Groups, examining their key features and functionality.