Teaching “Foundations of Data Science”

This week I started teaching a graduate class called “Foundations of Data Science” that will be mostly based on an eponymous book by Avrim Blum, John Hopcroft and Ravi Kannan. The book is still a draft and I am using this version. Target audience includes advanced undergraduate and graduate level students. We had some success using this book as a core material for an undergraduate class at Penn this Spring (link to the news article). The draft has been around for a while and in fact I ran a reading group that used it four years back when I was in grad school and the book was called “Computer Science Theory for the Information Age”. “Data Science” is one of those buzzwords that can mean very different things to different…


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