CSCI 4800/5800 - Introduction to Data Science



Fall 2016 - CSCI 4800/5800



We live in a world that is increasingly driven by data! If you are interested in obtaining conceptual knowledge and practical training to build solutions and tools necessary for deriving useful knowledge from data, you are welcome to attend this introductory data science course!

Organizations use their data for decision support and to build data-intensive products and services. The collection of skills required by organizations to support these functions has been grouped under the term Data Science. This course will attempt to articulate the expected output of Data Scientists and then equip the students with the ability to deliver against these expectations. The assignments will involve programming, statistics, and the ability to manipulate data sets with code.

The course will serve both undergraduate and graduate computer science students interested in the field. Also, this course may attract students from other disciplines who need to understand and develop data scientific tools.


Time and Location:

Tue-Thu 12:30pm-1:45pm, LSC 840



Name: Farnoush Banaei-Kashani
Email: farnoush.banaei-kashani(at)ucdenver(dot)edu
Office: Lawrence Street Center (LSC) - Room #810
Office Hours: Tue-Thu 10:30am-12:00pm & Thu 2:00pm-3:30pm (by prior appointment only)


Teaching Assistant:

Name: Shahab Helmi
Email: shahab.helmi(at)ucdenver(dot)edu
Office: Lawrence Street Center (LSC) - Room #824
Office Hours: Tue 2:30pm-3:30pm & Fri 3:30pm-5:00pm (by prior appointment only)



Title: Data Science from Scratch: First Principles with Python, First Edition
Authors: Joel Grus
ISBN: 978-1491901427
Description: ©2015 / O'Reilly Media / 330 pages
Publication Date: April 2015

Available at Auraria Campus Bookstore.


Course Materials:

Available through Canvas.




Last updated: 08/01/16