IDC3931: BIG DATA

Department: PIC

The ability to analyze the large amounts of data generated by scientific research, business transactions, Internet activity, social media communications and other sources, in order to find valuable information is one of the most highly sought-after skills in today’s data-driven economy. This introductory course addresses the issues surrounding the accumulation, transformation and analysis of large datasets typically encountered in both business and research environments. Additionally, the student will work in a classroom lab setting using cutting-edge technologies to analyze and mine data associated with their interests. This course assumes no prior coursework in databases or statistics and is ideal for students from all majors.