February 7, 2017
News source and images: Kai-Tao Yang (2017-02-07)
At the beginning of this semester, a new group of twenty students started with the pre-master’s program in preparation of the Master’s Program Data Science and Entrepreneurship. As part of the pre-master’s program, the DataLab of JADS gave a tutorial on a popular Data Science tool, the Jupyter Notebook, followed by an assignment for students to master the tool.
Twenty new pre-master students
At the beginning of this semester, a new group of twenty students started with the pre-master’s program. During the next six months, they are being prepared to participate in the JADS Master’s Program Data Science and Entrepreneurship, starting next September. Participating pre-master students are from very different backgrounds, ranging from economics to social science.
First presentations using Jupyter notebook
As part of the pre-master’s program, the DataLab of JADS gave a tutorial on how to use a popular Data Science tool, the Jupyter Notebook. After the tutorial, all students were given a two-week assignment and this week all of them presented their work using the Jupyter Notebook.
The students performed very well in using the Jupyter Notebook to analyze various publicly available datasets, like Pima Indians Diabetes Data, Global Terrorism Data, and US Illegal Immigration Data. Some interesting insights were found from these data by manipulating, filtering, processing, and visualizing these data in creative ways.
“The creativity demonstrated by these students was very impressive.” said by an organizer of the activity.
At the end of the presentation, the students voted out the best groups themselves via an online voting tool. As a reward, the best three groups have the opportunity to work with the Data Engineers at the DataLab of JADS for one day, to establish a Hadoop cluster.