Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Big Data in BSOS: Register for BSOS385/685 This Summer!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences wants to offer you the opportunity to gain important data science skills and earn elective credit. By building your resume with these valuable skills, you will become more marketable to employers. 

BSOS385/685: Big-Data Analysis on the BSOS HPC Cluster: Advanced Programming for the Social Sciences (Summer I 2018; Meets TuTh 3:30pm-6pm)


Course Description: Social media is a primary source of information on social interaction and personal interests. High-performance computing (HPC) is employed to search for hidden patterns and unknown correlations using advanced machine-learning algorithms available in python and R packages. The main steps of Natural Language Processing and big-data analysis are being worked out, from examining random samples to analyzing large data sets via in-memory Monte-Carlo applications and neural networks. The courses will be offered in a non-standard format with 10 hours of instruction per week and four hours per week of online and/or supervised coursework. Open to all BSOS majors. 2-credits.