Never before such large quantities of data have been available as today. Never before people and sensors have produced data with such velocity and variety. In this minor, students will put that Big Data into action using machine learning and visualisation.
*This specialisation will be phased out and replaced in the new curriculum by Artificial Intelligence
With data, we are developing into a smart society
Gerard Schouten - Programme Manager ICT & Applied Data Science
If you like puzzling with numbers, programming and you are not afraid of a bit of practical math, you will certainly enjoy this specialisation. As a successful applied data scientist you are expected to follow a moral compass and approach problems like a pioneer with an open mind. You can handle uncertainties and ambiguities. In short, you are both data-oriented and human-oriented.
The specialisation Applied Data Science prepares you to tackle Big Data problems from beginning to end. In small groups you will work with real, large data sets coming from real companies, who are facing an actual problem or are trying to discover new potential.
In addition, a series of workshops will help you gain knowledge of machine learning algorithms, data infrastructure solutions and topics such as data visualisation and reporting, human behaviour and privacy issues. The workshops assist your group project and allow you to build a personal portfolio of your skills.
Lots of companies nowadays store as much data as possible, but only few companies make optimal use of these data. Only few people with practical knowledge of Data Science are available to meet the demand. You will be able to find work as a Data Scientist in a small company, or as a member of a team data science within large companies, or even start up your own company in Data Science.