Course: COMP 492. Projects in Data Science (3)
Prerequisites: Grade of “C-” or better in both COMP 442 and MATH 445. Students will gain practical experience in the field of data science by applying their knowledge of software engineering and statistical data analysis to one or more real datasets. Students select and specify a suitable data analysis problem, investigate questions and hypotheses that arise from the real dataset(s), and use programming, system implementation, and statistical analysis to find answers to those hypotheses. The projects are conducted in groups and each group is required to produce a written project report at the end of the semester as well as an oral presentation to the departments and/or their peers. This course synthesizes concepts introduced in both Computer Science and Math prerequisite courses.