We use Edstem for all announcements and discussion.
Everyone must join this class's Ed Discussion through Canvas.
Double check that you are joining the correct Edstem!
There are multiple concurrent course sections with the same name and course number taking place, e.g., online for OMSA and OMSCS, and campus for Atlanta-based students.
Students must always use Ed Discussion to communicate with course staff or for any class-related questions. Ed Discussion will be used for general posts, including private and public posts, threads, mega threads, Q&A, and announcements.
If course staff needs to communicate with specific students (i.e. members of a project team), the Ed Chat feature of Ed Discussion will be used. Students can benefit from this feature to communicate with other students. e.g., to discuss forming a project.
IMPORTANT: Everyone must ensure that the notification setting is on for both Ed Discussion and its Ed Chat feature to stay up to date with the class requirements and prevent losing points because of missing updates and announcements on Ed Discussion.
The fastest way to get help with homework assignments is to post your questions on Ed Discussion. That way, you can get help from our TAs and instructor as well as your peers.
If you prefer that your question is addressed to only our TAs and the instructor, you can use the private post feature (i.e., check the "Individual Students(s) / Instructors(s)" radio box).
While we welcome everyone to share their experiences in tackling issues and helping each other out, we ask that you refrain from posting your answers, as that may affect the learning experience of your fellow classmates.
For special cases such as failed submissions due to system errors, missing grades, failed file uploads, emergencies that prevent you from submitting, or personal issues, you can contact the staff using a private Ed Discussion post.
TAs plan to hold office hours starting week 2, except on Georgia Tech holidays (e.g., thanksgiving, MLK day, spring break). Each office hour session will be run by at least one TA, and is 1 hour long. See GT’s academic calendar for the full list of holidays (https://registrar.gatech.edu/calendar). We will spread the office hours across weekdays, and across time of the day. We will announce the office hour times.
We will hold office hours via Slack, where the TA running the office hour will be responsive. We will share information about how to join the appropriate Slack group.
Please note that you are always welcome to ask questions on Ed Discussion. Office hours supplement Ed Discussion, and do not replace it.
|1||Aug||22-26||* Course Introduction
* Analytics Building Blocks
* Data Science Buzzwords
Fri, Aug 26
|2||29-2|| * Data Collection
* Data Cleaning
* Class Project Overview
* Code Back-up & Version Control
* Labor day (Official School Holiday)
* Data Integration
* Data Analytics, Concepts and Tasks
* Visualization 101
* Fixing Common Visualization Issues
Fri, Sept 16
(Sat, 07:59 ET)
Fri, Sept 16
|5||19-23||* Data Visualization for Web (D3)||Form project teams by
Fri, Sept 23
|6||26-30||* Scalable Computing: Hadoop
* Scalable Computing: Pig
* Scalable Computing: Hive
|7||Oct||3-7||* Scalable Computing: Spark
* Scalable Computing: HBase
Fri, Oct 7
Fri, Oct 7
* Visualization for Classification
|Proposal Document due
Fri, Oct 14
Proposal Presentation Slides and Video due
Fri, Oct 14
|9||17-21||* Introduction to Clustering|
|10||24-28||* Graph Analytics
* Ensemble Method
* Scaling up Algorithms with Virtual Memory
Fri, Oct 28
Fri, Oct 28
|11||31-4||[Work on Project]||Progress Report due|
Fri, Nov 4
|11||Nov||7-11||[Work on Project]|
|12||14-18||* Text Analytics||
Fri, Nov 18
(Sat, 06:59 ET)
|15||28-2||[Work on Project]||Poster Presentation Video due
Fri, Dec 2
Final Report due
Fri, Dec 2
|16||Dec||5-9||Wrap up, peer assessment||Poster Presentation Video grading starts
Tue, Dec 6
Poster Presentation Video grading due
Fri, Dec 9
Students have at least 3 weeks to complete each homework assignment. In the past, some students have waited until the last week to begin, and could not finish. It is critical to plan ahead and prepare for the significant time required to complete the homework assignments.
Basic linear algebra, probability and statistics knowledge is also expected.
The Office of Disability Services offers accommodations for students with disabilities. Please contact the office should you need help.
Academic support, and personal support: Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling Center, Health Serivces, Women's Resource Center, LGBTQIA Resource Center, Veteran's Resource Center, Georgia Tech Police.
All content and course materials can be accessed online. There is no textbook for this course.
All Georgia Tech students have FREE access to https://www.oreilly.com, where you can find a huge number of highly rated and classic books (e.g., the "animal" books) from O'Reilly and Pearson covering a wide variety of computer science topics, including some of those listed below. Just log in with your official GT email address, e.g., email@example.com.
None, but you should have taken courses similar to those listed in the next section, at Georgia Tech or at another school.
If you are an Analytics (OMS or campus) degree student, you should first take CSE 6040 and do very well in it; if necessary, please also first take CS 1301.
We thank Intel's support in curriculum development for the memory mapping module (scaling up algorithms with virtual memory).
We thank Amazon Educate for providing free cloud credit for Amazon Web Services. We are excited to be am AWS partner university and part of AWS Educate's private beta.
We thank Microsoft Azure's special grant for providing free cloud credit.
We thank Tableau for Teaching program's data visualization software.Many thanks to my colleagues for sharing their course materials: