Data Science

Data Science course consists of two semester (Fall, Spring) classes. Each class introduces related theoretical concepts and provides a hands on assignment including programming projects.
All are welcome including post high school students.
Familiarity with a programming language (Python, etc.). Strong general math skills.
Gain understanding of fundamental concepts. Acquire skills to apply relevant theories and models in practical situations to solve data problems.
Weekly classes are two semester long courses taken in the Fall and Spring terms. Each course is 12-weeks of 2 hours class time. Full urriculum is covered when both courses are taken. There are two weeks where students take exams and solutions are reviewed for practice.
The topics are as follows:

1) Introduction to Data Science

     AI: Artificial Intelligence

     Data Scientist

     Big Data




     Lab: Introduction to iPython​

 2) Models

     Machine Learning

     Modeling principles

     Under-fitting, over-fitting

     Lab: Model Complexity

 3) Data Science Process

     Data Types

     Data Manipulations (Cleaning, ETL, Reduction, Transformation, etc.)


     Lab: Data Analysis

 4) Visualizations

     Data Presentation

     Dishonest Charts

     Lab: Visualizations

 5) Probability & Statistics

     Famous Probability Problems

     Statistical Formulas

     Markov Models

     Hidden Markov Models

     Monte Carlo Methods

     Lab: Probability & Statistics

6) Statistical Distributions / Models

     Statistical Models

     Distributions (Bernoulli, Binomial, Poisson, etc.)

     Normal Distribution

     Beta Distribution

     Student’s t-Distribution

     Sampling Methods

     Bias-Variance Trade-off

     Statistical Significance

     Confidence Interval


     Student’s t-test

     (Statistical) Power

     Lab: Statistical Distributions

 7) Linear Models

     Linear Regression

     Lasso Regression

     L1 & L2 Regularization

     Logistic Regression

     Lab: Linear Models

 8) Dimensionality Reduction

     Curse of Dimensionality

     PCA: Principal Component Analysis

     SVD: Singular Value Decomposition

     t-SNE: t-Distributed Stochastic Neighbor Embedding

     Lab: Dimensionality Reduction

 9) Supervised Learning


     kNN: k-Nearest Neighbors

     SVM: Support Vector Machines

     Multi-Class Classification

     Decision Tree (Entropy, Impurity, Information Gain, etc)

     Mutual Information

     MIC: Maximal Information Coefficient

     Importance, Relevance and Error Measures

         - Confusion Matrix, ROC Curve, AUC, Precision & Recall, F-score, tf-idf, etc.

     A/B testing

     Lab: Supervised Learning

The topics are as follows:

10) Time Series Analysis

     Lab: Time Series Analysis


11) Bayesian Methods

     Bayes' Theorem

     Bayesian Reasoning

     Naive Bayes Classifier

     Multi-Armed Bandit

     Lab: Bayesian Methods


12) Unsupervised Learning

      k-Means Clustering

      Expectation Maximization

      Lab: k-Means Clustering


13) Ensemble Methods




      Random Forest

      Unbalanced Classes

      Lab: Ensemble Methods


14) Interesting Laws, Paradoxes and Models

      Benford’s Law

      Power Law

      Class Size Paradox

      Small World Models

      Community Detection Algorithms

      Lab: Interesting Laws, Paradoxes and Models


15) Deep Learning

      Loss/Error Functions

      SGD: Stochastic Gradient Descent

      FFN: Feed Forward Neural Networks

      CNN: Convolutional Neural Networks

      RNN: Recurrent Neural Networks



      GAN: Generative Adversarial Net(work)s

      Data Augmentation


      Transfer Learning



      Lab: Deep Learning


16) Advanced Topics

      Recommender Systems

      Market Basket Analysis

      Natural Language Processing (NLP)

      Reinforcement Learning (RL)

      Algorithm Complexity

      Big Data


      Cloud (IBM Bluemix, Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, etc.)

      Lab: Hadoop, Spark

Please call us for free evaluation and placement.
Early bird rates, discounts, and coupons will be available at the checkout screen.
Data Science - Fall 2018
Schedule Monday, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Date Oct. 08 - Jan. 14