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What is data science? What does it take to have a career in this field? Data science is quite broad and many opportunities are available not only to data science professionals, but people with less specialized knowledge in the field. The number of data-science-related jobs is expected to increase to nearly 3 million by 2020. With such a promising outlook, it is important for students to gain knowledge about data science and learn how to begin their journey down this exciting career path. The UH Data Science Institute is pleased to announce the offering of Data Science & You, a series of three-part workshops this summer. By attending one or more workshops attendees will…

Explore the true meaning of data science: What is it? How difficult is data science and uses in society

Presenter: Andrey Skripnikov, PhD graduate from the University of Florida, currently serving as a postdoctoral associate at the University of Houston. He also writes a weekly sports analytics column, By the Numbers for the Daily Cougar.

Hear from data science professionals about the nature of the work, career possibilities and opportunities and the rewards (financial and otherwise) of a career in this field.

Participate in hands-on presentations with Jupyter notebooks which will demonstrate data science activities such as data import and cleaning, data analysis and interpretation and visual communication. No prior background in data science or programming is required 

Every workshop hosts different data science professionals working in diverse areas and is available to all interested parties, but undergraduate students are especially encouraged to attend. Workshop topics include public policy, law, business, life sciences, engineering and health and are hosted at the CBB room 118 from 1-4:30 p.m. through the summer. Due to limited seating, please RSVP.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Data Science & Public Policy

Presented by: Francisco Cantu, Assistant Professor – Political Science 

Tutorial: Notebook *.pdfNotebook *.ipnyb

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Data Science & Law

Presented by: Seth J. Chandler, Law Foundation Professor of Law - University of Houston Law Center

Tutorial: Notebook *.pdfNotebook *.ipnyb


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Data Science in the Life Sciences

Presented by: Cristian Coarfa, Associate Professor - Molecular and Cellular Biology Dept., Baylor College of Medicine

Intro Lecture: Slides.pdf

Tutorial: Notebook *.pdfNotebook *.ipnyb

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Data Science & Business

Presented by: Daniel J Celta,  TIBCO Spotfire Developer and Data Scientist – DtSci LLC



Thursday, July 5, 2018

No workshop


Thursday, July 12, 2018

No workshop


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Data Science in Oil/Gas

Presented by: Richard Barclay, Manager, Analytics Innovation – ConocoPhillips