Introduction to Data Science

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Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode WMME027-05
Vaknaam Introduction to Data Science
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Introduction to Data Science
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
  1. Describe several fundamental methods that play a central role in Data Science (in natural language and pseudo code).
  2. Implement methods in a programming language.
  3. Reason about data science and individual methods concerning appropriateness, correctness and efficiency.
  4. Analyse data by means of experiments.
  5. Report orally and in writing about activities that involve the knowledge and skills listed above.
Omschrijving You learn some fundamental principles about data preprocessing and discovery, analysis and evaluation. We will look at big data analytics, hands-on practicals, theory and methods. Some practicals contain real-world data science problems (taken from Astronomy and Medicine) for which the full data-science-life-cycle is expected to be performed by each student team. Since it is an introduction course we will have a broad overview of general principles including specific examples and references to the other Master courses which provide more in-depth analysis of the specific topics.

We will cover the following aspects with respect to data mining:
  • multidimensional and multivariate data, sampling, preprocessing, quality and missingness
  • clustering and classification
  • optimization
  • text analysis

These topics give a broad overview of challenges with respect to data science and methodologies.
Practical assignment work is done in groups in which participants will be automatically assigned within the first 2 weeks of the course optimized for interdisciplinary aiming to simulate a realistic data science project team composition.
Groups will have to present their work in front of the class for selected assignments.
Attendance to some lectures might be mandatory (details will be announced in the first lecture).
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Bijeenkomst (S), Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC)
(Mandatory presence: some group presentations assume the presence of the entire group. Some of the lectures are mandatory.)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(AST 60%, WE 40%. Both WE and AST grades must be above 5.5 (a total grade of 5.5 will be rounded up to 6).)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator Dr. E. Wilhelm
Docent(en) Dr. E. Wilhelm
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Python Machine Learning
Machine Learning and Deep Learning with Python, scikit-learn, and TensorFlow 2. 3rd edition, 2019
S. Raschka, and V. Mirjalili
Deep Learning, 2016 I. Goodfellow, Y. Bengio, and A. Courville
Data-driven Science and engineering, Machine learning, Dynamical Systems, and control S. L. Brunton, and J. N. Kutz
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit recommends prior knowledge acquired from the courses Algorithms & Data Structures in C, Statistics and Advanced Algorithms & Data Structures from the BSc degree programme in Computing Science or equivalent knowledge from other bachelor programmes.

Programming knowledge in at least one of the following languages: C/C++, Matlab, R or Python is indispensable.
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