January 2 - January 11, 2020
This Institute covers the essential basis for doing data science as practiced in the 21st century. Data scientists are expected to know how to obtain relevant data for a specific problem, clean and explore data, create models using data, state inferences, make reliable predictions, and communicate findings to multiple, possibly non-technical, audiences. We will cover each of these steps in 10 intense working days.
Instructor: Ryan Moore, Associate Professor, Department of Government
Course schedule: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday
AU students should see their academic adviser for information on enrolling in the institute. There are also a limited number of seats available to non-AU students to participate in the institute. Professionals can apply by submitting a resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion.
- 4 credit hours.
- Talk with your adviser about registering for GOVT 496 (undergraduate) or GOVT 696 (graduate).
- The January Institute is part of the academic Spring semester.
- Cost (non-credit): $1,500 plus fees.
- You provide your own lodging and travel arrangements.
- To apply, email a resume and letter of interest to email@example.com.
- Are there any prerequisites or knowledge of specific software programs required before attending? The prerequisite is a basic statistics 101 class or equivalent knowledge. Some previous knowledge of R is useful but not required.
- How deep the instruction will go into analysis with R and the other software packages mentioned in the course description? We will use R and Python at a fairly basic level for the most part, with some advanced usage carefully explained as if participants have not seen it before.
- Will there be a lot of hands-on work conducting analysis? Yes, there will be a hands-on group project with real data.
- When will decisions about acceptance for non-AU students be made?Decisions are made on a rolling basis, and are currently being accepted. Non-AU students have the same preference as AU students.
- All visiting students (new to AU), enrolled for credit or not-for-credit register for the class through AU Central.
- The non-credit option is GOVT 096.
- A visiting student fills out the course registration form and submits the form directly to AU Central. AU Central will complete the course registration for the student.
- AU Central will begin accepting spring registration requests on October 21. They will confirm receipt of the registration request, and hold the registration form until spring registration opens for new students.
- Spring course registration for new non-degree students begins on November 20.
- The Institute is not open to registration through the Consortium of DC area schools. Interested students from local area schools can register for the class as a visiting student through AU Central. If taking the class for course credit, they would have to make arrangement to transfer the course credit back to their home school.
- Once you are accepted, detailed information will be sent to you with instructions to register.