Intro to Data Science: Predicting the Future with Data
Tuesday, January 15th from 8 pm - 9:30 pm
Ravi Iyer, Principal Data Scientist, Ranker.com
Do you want to create a recommendation engine for your customers? Predict which employees at your company will leave or stay? Predict where your future sales will come from or whom to target with your next marketing campaign?
In this course, we'll cover the basics of how to answer such questions using data, using examples from Ranker's aggregation and recommendation algorithms, Nate Silver's election predictions, and market research.
Rather than thinking of data as either right or wrong, we'll learn to objectively examine the strengths and weaknesses ineherent in any data driven analysis, with the goal of improving your current data analysis, data collection, or data consumption.
About the Instructors
Ravi Iyer is the principal data scientist at Ranker.com. He combines 15 years of hands-on experience with database technology with a PhD in social psychology from the University of Southern California. He publishes regularly in top scholarly journals and his research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, The Atlantic, and at SXSW Interactive.
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