Course Catalog - 2020-2021



Long Title: BIG DATA
Department: Computer Science
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
Online Master Computer Science
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Prerequisite(s): COMP 630
Description: This course is an introduction to modern data science. Data science is the study of how to extract actionable, non-trivial knowledge from data. The course will focus on software tools used by practitioners of modern data science, the mathematical and statistical models that are employed in conjunction with such software tools and the applications of these tools and systems to different problems and domains. In particular, this class explores the use of these tools and models in the analysis of “big” data, that is datasets that are too large to be analyzed on a typical personal computer.