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MAT 1455 Introduction to Data Science

An introductory course in data science for students interested in information technology, computer science, and related fields. Topics include curation of data; enhanced data visualization; statistical models, estimation, and prediction; and applications of data science.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Mathematics
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: MAT 0300 and with a grade of "C" or better 


  • Define machine learning and statistical learning technique, classify data using machine learning techniques, differentiate between supervised and unsupervised learning technique.
  • Differentiate between settings where methods of analysis of data will lead to biased results and to unbiased results, show bias in its various forms.
  • Distinguish between types of data, acquire raw data, organize, standardize, and clean this raw data.
  • Classify and summarize data using appropriate charting techniques based on the type of data, identify common distribution models and select the model that fits the data, predict a time series plots for the data.
  • Use probability distributions to approximate probabilities, estimate parameters, and make predictions.

Credit Hours: 5

Classroom Hours: 5