5 August 2023
Data Science: Foundations of Data Analytics
The most important aspect of computer science is problem solving, an essential skill for life.
Data Science is concerned with how to gain knowledge from the vast volumes of data generated daily in modern life, from social networks to scientific research and finance, and proposes sophisticated computing techniques for processing this deluge of information. This course addresses fundamental aspects of Data Science, e.g. analytical models to represent and understand the data, efficient algorithms to manipulate and extract relevant knowledge.
In particular, students study the design, development and analysis of software and hardware used to solve problems in a variety of business, scientific and social contexts. During this course, students will study techniques for how to go from raw data to a deeper understanding of the patterns and structures within the data, to support making predictions and decision making. Students would be expected to have some basic knowledge of linear algebra and calculus.
Dr Florin Ciucu, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick
This course is open to students studying any discipline at University level provided they have basic knowledge of linear algebra and calculus. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds, including students who are currently studying another subject but who want to broaden their knowledge in another discipline. Students should also meet our standard entry requirements and must be aged 18 or over by the time the Summer School commences and have a good understanding of the English language.
To understand the fundamental skills in data analytics, including preparing and working with data; abstracting and modelling an analytic question; and using tools from statistics, learning and mining to address the question.
You must check with the relevant office of your institution if you will be awarded credit, but many institutions will allow this. In general, you’ll earn 3-4 credits in the US system, and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. Warwick will provide any necessary supporting evidence to help evaluate the worth of the course.
GBP 2150: Student Rate - Tuition fee applies to any student enrolled at a University or College anywhere in the world (includes the social programme and guest lecture series)
EUR 0: Standard rate - Tuition fee includes the social programme and guest lecture series.
We offer enhanced discounts for Warwick alumni, Offer Holders, Summer School Alumni and Students at partners institutions and group bookings of 10+ students