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Courses - Spring 2024
DATA
Data Science and Analytics
Open Seats as of
07/17/2024 at 11:30 AM
DATA100
Elementary Statistics and Probability
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR, FSMA
Prerequisite: MATH110, MATH112, MATH113, or MATH115; or permission of CMNS-Mathematics department; or must have math eligibility of STAT100 or higher and math eligibility is based on the Math Placement Exam or the successful completion of Math 003 with appropriate eligibility.
Restriction: Must not have completed MATH111; or must not have completed any STAT course with a prerequisite of MATH141.
Cross-listed with: STAT100.
Credit only granted for: DATA100 or STAT100.
Simplest tests of statistical hypotheses; applications to before-and-after and matched pair studies. Events, probability, combinations, independence. Binomial probabilities, confidence limits. Random variables, expected values, median, variance. Tests based on ranks. Law of large numbers, normal approximation. Estimates of mean and variance.
DATA110
Applications of R for Data Science
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: DATA100, STAT100, or MATH135; or any 400-level STAT course.
Cross-listed with: STAT110.
Credit only granted for: STAT110 or DATA110.
Intended to prepare students for subsequent courses requiring computation with R, providing powerful and easy to use tools for statistical data analysis. Covers basics of R and R Studio including file handling, data simulation, graphical displays, vector and function operations, probability distributions, and inferential techniques for data analysis.
DATA120
Python Programming for Data Science
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: STAT100, MATH135, or any 400-level STAT course.
An introduction to programming in Python language, using Jupyter Notebooks and Python scripts. Covers variables, conditionals, loops, functions, lists, strings, tuples, sets, dictionaries, files and visualization.
DATA200
Knowledge in Society: Science, Data and Ethics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: STAT100, MATH135, or any 400-level STAT course.
Course dedicated to the study of ethical issues associated with data science, including data collections, gathering existing data, ethical use of data, data analysis with teams, repeatability and reproducibility of data analysis, and academic and scientific integrity.
DATA250
Discrete Mathematics
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: DATA110 or DATA120; and MATH141.
Introduction to basic discrete mathematical and linear algebraic structures and use of these mathematical structures to solve programming problems. Logic, set theory, formal proof methodology, functions, and basic linear algebra.
DATA320
Introduction to Data Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: DATA110 or DATA120; and DATA200 and DATA250; or by permission of the DATA Program Director.
Restriction: Must not be a Computer Science major.
Jointly offered with: CMSC320.
Credit only granted for: CMSC320 or DATA320.
An introduction to data science i.e., the end-to-end process of going from unstructured, messy data to knowledge and actionable insights. Provides a broad overview of several topics including statistical data analysis, basic data mining and machine learning algorithms, large-scale data management, cloud computing, and information visualization.
DATA350
Data Visualization and Presentation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: STAT100, MATH135, or any 400 level STAT course; and DATA110 or DATA120.
Introduction to effective and intuitive visual representations of data, including customizing graphics, plotting arrays, statistical graphics, and representing time series.
DATA400
Applied Probability and Statistics I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH131, MATH141); or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Cross-listed with: STAT400.
Credit only granted for: DATA400, ENEE324, or STAT400.
Additional information: Not acceptable toward graduate degrees in MATH/STAT/AMSC.
Random variables, standard distributions, moments, law of large numbers and central limit theorem. Sampling methods, estimation of parameters, testing of hypotheses.
DATA603
Principles of Machine Learning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs: (Data Science Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Master of Professional Studies in Data Science and Analytics, or Master of Professional Studies in Machine Learning).
Cross-listed with: BIOI603, MSML603, MSQC603.
Credit only granted for: BIOI603, DATA603, MSML603, MSQC603 or CMSC643.
Formerly: CMSC643.
A broad introduction to machine learning and statistical pattern recognition. Topics include: Supervised learning: Bayes decision theory, discriminant functions, maximum likelihood estimation, nearest neighbor rule, linear discriminant analysis, support vector machines, neural networks, deep learning networks. Unsupervised learning: clustering, dimensionality reduction, PCA, auto-encoders. The course will also discuss recent applications of machine learning, such as computer vision, data mining, autonomous navigation, and speech recognition.
DATA604
Data Representation and Modeling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: DATA601 or MSML601.
An introductory course connecting students to the most recent developments in the field of data science. It covers several fundamental mathematical concepts which form the foundations of Big Data theory. Among the topics included are Principal Component Analysis, metric learning and nearest neighbor search, elementary spectral graph theory, minimum and maximum graph cuts, graph partitions, Laplacian Eigenmaps, manifold learning and dimension reduction concepts, clustering and classification techniques such as k-means, kernel methods, Mercer's theorem, and Support Vector Machines. Some relevant concepts from geometry and topology will be also covered.
DATA605
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: DATA602.
Restriction: Must be in the Data Science Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Professional Studies or Master of Professional Studies in Data Science and Analytics program.
Credit only granted for: DATA605 or CMSC642.
Formerly: CMSC642.
An overview of data management systems for performing data science on large volumes of data, including relational databases, and NoSQL systems. The topics covered include: different types of data management systems, their pros and cons, how and when to use those systems, and best practices for data modeling.
DATA606
Algorithms for Data Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: DATA602.
Restriction: Must be in the Data Science Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Professional Studies or Master of Professional Studies in Data Science and Analytics program.
Credit only granted for: DATA606 or CMSC644.
Formerly: CMSC644.
Provides an in-depth understanding of some of the key data structures and algorithms essential for advanced data science. Topics include random sampling, graph algorithms, network science, data streams, and optimization.
DATA641
Natural Language Processing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: DATA603 or MSML603.
Cross-listed with: MSML641.
Credit only granted for: DATA641 or MSML641.
Introduces fundamental concepts and techniques involved in getting computers to deal more intelligently with human language. Focused primarily on text (as opposed to speech), the class will offer a grounding in core NLP methods for text processing (such as lexical analysis, sequential tagging, syntactic parsing, semantic representations, text classification, unsupervised discovery of latent structure), key ideas in the application of deep learning to language tasks, and consideration of the role of language technology in modern society.