New online course addresses data science challenges

In a world where data sets grow at an exponential rate due to new tracking mechanisms applied to everything from smartphones and televisions to online shopping and social media, MIT Professional Education and the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) present the latest online course, Data Science: Data to Insights, beginning Oct. 4. This six-week course will help professionals translate immense amounts of raw data into actionable insights. Participants will review a broad spectrum of topics including recommendation engines, regressions, network and graphical modeling, anomaly detection, hypothesis testing, machine learning and big data analytics. This new course is designed for professionals, from data scientists at startups to data analysts at larger corporations, looking to enhance their ability to understand and analyze large data sets. Bhaskar Pant, executive director…


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