Fall 2015 Courses

Course TitleCourse numberDays and TimesDescriptionInstructorUnits

Foundations of Data Science

STAT 94 / CS 94 MWF 10:00-11:00 Data 8 is an introductory course in data science built on three interrelated perspectives: inferential thinking, computational thinking, and real-world relevance. Ani Adhikari 4

Data Science and the Mind

L&S 39F Tues 1:00-3:00 pm We will explore this question by analyzing a range of data concerning such topics as human rationality and irrationality, human memory, how objects and events are represented in the mind, and the relation of language and cognition. Yang Xu 2

Geospatial Data Explorations

L&S 39H Wed 3:00-5:00 pm We will explore concepts for representing geospatial data, methods for processing and analysis, and techniques for creating compelling geovisualizations. Patty Frontiera 2

How does History Count? Reading and Writing History in the Age of Big Data

L&S 39C Tues 11:00-1:00

In this connector course, we will explore how historical data becomes historical evidence and how recent technological advances affect long-established practices, such as close attention to historical context and contingency.

Andrej Milivojevic 2

Probability and Mathematical Statistics in Data Science

L&S 39E Tues 3:30-5:30 pm

In the main course, several of these results will be discovered through computer simulations but will not be proved mathematically. In this connector course we will learn how to state the results precisely and prove them.

Ani Adhikari 2

Race, Policing, and Data Science

L&S 39D Tues 3:00-5:00 pm

In this class, we will review available data sources on race and policing and ask what those data have to say about current events and the types of claims, typically causal, commonly invoked in public discourse surrounding these issues.

Justin McCrary 2