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Certificate in Data Science

Approved by the UW Department of Computer Science & Engineering and developed under the guidance of the eScience Institute 

Certificates » Data Science
Program Features
  • Classroom or online format
  • Introduction to core statistical and machine learning techniques
  • Capstone project
  • Hands-on experience with Hadoop and MapReduce
Who Should Apply
  • Database administrators and developers seeking to move beyond conventional data stores
  • Software Engineers working with big data
  • Data analysts wanting to make the transition from “Excel jockeys” with million-row datasets to billion- and trillion-row datasets
  • Researchers who need to work with big data
  • Statisticians
Acquire the computer science, mathematics and analytical skills needed to enter the field of data science. Use data science techniques to analyze and extract meaning from extremely large data sets, or big data. Become familiar with relational and non-relational databases. Apply statistics, machine learning, text retrieval and natural language processing to analyze data and interpret results. Learn to apply data science in fields such as marketing, business intelligence, scientific research and more.
Key Outcome
You will be equipped with the fundamental tools, techniques and practical experience to acquire valuable insights from data sets at any scale  from gigabytes to petabytes.
Start Location Program ID Status
Autumn 2015  Details Details Online 5012
Course Dates Days Instructor
Introduction to Data Science Oct 6 - Dec 8, 2015 Tu Henle
Methods for Data Analysis Jan 5 - Mar 8, 2016 Tu Sharp
Deriving Knowledge from Data at Scale Mar 29 - May 31, 2016 Tu Barga
Winter 2016  Details Details Downtown Seattle 5013
Course Dates Days Instructor
Introduction to Data Science Jan 14 - Mar 17, 2016 Th Henle
Methods for Data Analysis Mar 31 - Jun 2, 2016 Th Sharp
Deriving Knowledge from Data at Scale Jun 23 - Aug 25, 2016 Th Barga
Winter 2016  Details Details Online 5014
Autumn 2015  Details Details Bellevue 5238
Autumn 2015  Details Details Online 5239
Autumn 2015  Details Details Downtown Seattle 5011
Spring 2016  Details Details Bellevue 5015 In Development
Spring 2016  Details Details Online 5016 In Development
Autumn 2014  Details Details Downtown Seattle 4689 Closed
Autumn 2014  Details Details Online 4690 Closed
Winter 2015  Details Details Bellevue 4691 Closed
Winter 2015  Details Details Online 4692 Closed
Spring 2015  Details Details Downtown Seattle 4693 Closed
Spring 2015  Details Details Online 4694 Closed
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Program Highlights
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Instructor Roger Barga discusses how students apply tools and techniques to real-life scenarios and the growing demand for data science professionals.

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