London, United Kingdom

Data Science and Big Data Analysis (Level 2)

when 24 June 2024 - 12 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2585

Data Science is an exciting new area that combines scientific inquiry, statistical knowledge, substantive expertise, and computer programming. One of the main challenges for businesses and policy makers when using big data is to find people with the appropriate skills. Students taking this module will be introduced to the most fundamental data analytic tools and techniques, and learn how to use specialised software to analyse real-world data and answer policy-relevant questions.

Course leader

Dr Nilofar Abourashchi. Dr Matina Rassias, Dr Thomas Honnor

Target group

This is a level two module (equivalent to second year undergraduate). In addition to the standard UCL Summer School entry criteria, applicants will be expected to have successfully completed at least one undergraduate level module in statistics and experience of using statistical computer software.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

describe and explain key concepts, skills and tools used in the field of data science to deal with big data problems.
demonstrate how to work with different data sources and formats, and generate suitable R code to perform advanced data manipulation.
apply suitable range of techniques to explore and visualise large and complex datasets taken from a range of contexts and research areas.
construct statistical models for regression and classifications, including methods such as multivariate regression, KNN, LDA and decision tree analysis.
select appropriate methods to validate, optimise and measure the performance of different statistical methods and be able to assess, evaluate and summarise the results.

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 15 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2585: Students joining us for six weeks (two modules) will receive a tuition fee discount.
GBP : Students have the option of staying in UCL Accommodation close to campus in vibrant central London.

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