In October 2012, Harvard Business Review published an article predicting that data scientists would be the “rock stars of the 21st century”. The same article declared data scientists to be a” hybrid of data hacker, analyst, communicator, and trusted adviser” – a far cry from the days when data analysts played second fiddle to financial experts and marketing gurus! Acceptance of data-driven approaches has also spread to the public sector in recent years, and the need for various levels of government to keep up has been made clear.
This Summer School provides an overview of data science and how it applies to the workplace. In this course, participants will explore twenty-four general topics in data science. The various topics will be explored using presentations, case studies and applications.
Free online textbooks will be available. Participants may bring their own laptops.