Data Matters Summer Short Course Series

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June 23, 2014 @ 8:00 am
June 27, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Karen Green
Friday Center for Continuing Education
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

Business managers, data analytics specialists, academic researchers, data center administrators and anyone else who grapples with big data are the target audience for a weeklong workshop series on data issues sponsored by the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), the Odum Institute for Social Science Research at UNC Chapel Hill, and the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Chapel Hill.

Data Matters, a short course series on all things data, will be held June 23 – 27 at the Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill. The workshop series will feature two-day courses on Monday and Tuesday and Thursday and Friday, and one-day courses on Wednesday.

Topics to be covered include strategies for managing big data, data management and analysis tools, using large-scale data networks, data mining and machine learning, data visualization, and predictive analysis. Instructors will include experts from SAS, Cisco, Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, RENCI, Saffron Technologies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Pennsylvania State University.

In addition to the courses, registration includes: an evening kickoff reception at Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill on Monday, June 23; lunch each day plus a lunchtime speaker on Wednesday, June 25; and transportation between the Friday Center and the UNC campus for lab work for some courses.

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