CSE 290B: Seminar on Advanced Data Science
Seminar Overview and Goals
Data science is an emerging interdisciplinary area, whose foundations lie in the massive intersection of the fields of data management, data mining, machine learning, machine perception, statistics, optimization, visualization, and human-computer interaction. Data science is transforming the way researchers and practitioners work in the sciences, humanities, and engineering, the way companies obtain business insights, and even the way government and society itself function, given the explosion in the amount and diversity of data being captured and exploited (aka "Big Data").
The goal of this seminar is to give students a better understanding of the state of the art in this emerging area, especially in terms of high-profile applications of data science and "Big Data" analytics, but also the techniques and tools used in data science. Students will also acquire the skills of reading papers in this area and presenting them to a technical audience.
NB: In contrast to CSE 291G from Winter 2017, the papers in this seminar's reading list will be less systems-focused and more focused on cutting-edge applications and techniques of data science.
Seminar Meetings: Wed 3:30-4:50pm; CSE 2154
Organizer: Arun Kumar; Office: CSE 3218
Seminar Content and Format
Courses on databases, data mining, machine learning, statistics, visualization, and HCI (not necessarily all of them, but at least some of them), or consent of the organizer. Students should also learn the basics of new application domains on their own.
Enrollment is capped at 27 students (PhD and MS). Please add yourself to the wait list. If no more than 27 students get wait listed, all will be enrolled; otherwise, a questionnaire will be released to help the organizer make enrollment decisions.
This is a 1-credit pass-fail seminar, with the grading determined by the student's attendance, participation, and presentation.