Introduction to Data Science

Professor: Price
Units: 0.5
Core Course (Cohort '21); Elective for other years


This 5-week course will introduce students to foundational concepts in data science (DS) practice, building on their prior exposure to probability and statistical concepts. The class will focus on the theoretical underpinnings of data science practice with an aim to enable students to:

  1. confidently understand and apply the methods
  2. recognize relevant assumptions and limitations, and
  3. understand the similarities and differences between DS and standard statistical practice (where those differences exist).

The end-state for students in this course is a clear understanding of the rationale and mechanics of DS practice.