Empowering Healthcare with Advanced Data Science

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Empowering Healthcare with Advanced Data Science

By UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences & UCSF Library

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Date and time

Wed, Apr 12, 2017 3:30 PM - Wed, May 10, 2017 5:30 PM PDT


Mission Hall rm 1407 550 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94158


About the Course:

The healthcare domain is now being transformed by data-driven discovery and prediction. Professionals working in healthcare are now required to have skills necessary to perform data analytics at large-scale and know the complex ecosystem of tools and platforms in healthcare BigData analytics. This five-week class will cover the foundational topics in data science useful for healthcare professionals and give them skills to sample and apply the basic data analytics techniques.

Topics Covered:

  • Data Acquisition
  • Data Wrangling
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Communication
  • Data Analysis at Scale

Class Dates:

This class meets 5 times, every Wed from April 12-May 10 from 3:30-5:30pm


Week 1: Introduction and Data Acquisition

Week 2: Data Processing and Distributed Computing

Week 3: Large Scale Data Processing

Week 4: High-Speed Distributed Computing

Week 5: Image and Graph Processing


  • Previous experience with Python.
  • Basic knowledge of Unix/Linux commands and tools as well as concepts such as processes, file systems
  • An understanding of algorithmic complexity (e.g., “big O” notation)


Arash Nourian is a lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Information. His research focuses on designing and building new theoretical and practical solutions for intelligent data science at scale and secure and privacy-aware Big Data mining.


For content questions please content Arash Nourian at nourian@eecs.berkeley.edu

For logistic questions please contact Ariel Deardorff at ariel.deardorff@ucsf.edu

What's the refund policy?

We will offer refunds up through March 29th.

About the organizer

UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences and the UCSF Library provide access to data science information and training in support of research, education, and patient care at the University of California, San Francisco. 

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