Category Homework Assignments

Data products in the wild

Hi Students, Monday’s lecture will focus on Human Factors in Data Science. The class will be an onslaught of needs finding, design, prototyping, and evaluation. It will be intense; brace yourselves. As data scientists, you will ultimately produce a data product, be it a graph or a report or a presentation. This product will affect the […]

Course Announcements (10/16): Homework #3, Final Project and a Reading about Kaggle

Here are links: Homework #3 (assigned 10/3, due 10/24) Final Project (assigned 10/10) [Updated] to include a link to Kaz’s infographic that explains the second part of the final project visually. Here’s an article making the rounds about how some of the top competitors on Kaggle all had taken Andrew Ng’s Coursera Machine Learning course.  Seems relevant to […]

Kaggle In-class Essay-Scoring Competition, Think Piece on Data Science & Education

Dear Students, This final project will be an investigation of the relationship between Data Science and Education from two perspectives: (1) The application of Data Science to the education sector and (2) Data Science in a university setting.  You will: Apply machine learning algorithms to education-related data sets Investigate and recommend ways in which Data […]

The Data Science of Art

Last week we talked about the Art of Data Science. Let’s turn that on its head this week, and think about the Data Science of Art. I turned to the experts I know over at AEA Consulting. AEA Consulting is a New York-based cultural consulting firm that works with arts organizations and funders all over the world. Established in 1991, AEA’s founder Adrian Ellis was most recently Executive Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center from 2007 – 2011. The AEA team, including AEA principal Elizabeth Ellis, Brent Reidy (not to be confused with our TA, Ben Reddy) and Becky Schutt (my sister!) put together the following on museums and data.[…]

The sudden sexiness of museo-success metrics by Tyler Green

After-class announcements (Wednesday 9/19)

— Thanks Jake! You were awesome. — Room update: We have a new bigger room going forward! On Mondays and Wednesdays (labs and lectures) we’ll be in  313 Fayerweather starting next week. — Homework #2 is now posted. Due in two weeks. — Data scientists are the sexiest job of the 21st century, according to Harvard Business Review, […]

Homework # 1

First homework assignment can be found here Reading: Building data science teams, DJ Patil, September 2011