New course! STAT:1015 Introduction to Data Science
Starting from the fall semester, we are offering a new course STAT:1015 Introduction to Data Science (initially only in the fall semesters), see below the course description. Dr. Lan Luo will be the instructor. The new course is not required by any of our BS programs, but students with interest in data science, statistics, or quantitative reasoning may find it an excellent, first course on data science, which covers basic concepts and algorithms of data science; students can use this first course to learn more about data science/statistics to decide whether to major in it. The goal is to develop this course into a general education course, in a few years. The class size is limited to 30 in fall 2021 and may increase in the future.
STAT:1015 INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE (3 s.h.)
Data collection, data visualization, data wrangling, basics of probability and statistical inference, fundamentals of data learning including regression, classification, prediction and cross-validation, computing/learning/reporting in the R environment, literate programming, reproducible research.
Pre-requisites: none Co-requisites: none
Requirements: one year of high school algebra or MATH:0100
Special Grading: none