The School of Computing’s new MSc in Data Science
The School of Computing at the University of Dundee has established an excellent reputation for analytics; the University is committed to expanding this area of interest and recently appointed Mark Whitehorn as the Professor of Analytics within the School.
The School is engaged in the application of analytics to science, in particular working collaboratively with Professor Angus Lamond of the prestigious Lamond Lab. in the School of Life Sciences. In this work, analytical techniques are being applied to the field of proteomics with the ultimate goal of understanding the immensely complex protein make-up of the human being. The School also works with Teradata and Microsoft on the development of analytical techniques and algorithms.
Following the success of the MSc in Business Intelligence (BI) which was launched in 2010, the School is delighted to announce its intention to run a new MSc in Data Science, starting in January 2013. The course aims to give students a wide-ranging and vendor-neutral grounding in the analysis of data, particularly large amounts of data. The job often entails extracting meaning from ‘big data’ (data that does not easily fit into standard tabular data structures).
This degree course will share some modules with the MSc in BI but will also include two new modules which cover subjects including algorithm development, machine learning, technologies for handling big data (Hadoop, MapReduce, Cassandra) and the R analytical language.
For further details contact Professor Mark Whitehorn firstname.lastname@example.org or Andy Cobley email@example.com.