The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Foundations of Data Science

Date: July 19 - August 1, 2020

Program length: 2 weeks

The field of Data Science encompasses methods, processes, and systems that enable the extraction of useful knowledge from data. Introduction to Foundations of Data Science introduces core data science concepts including computational and inferential thinking, along with core data science skills including computer programming and statistical methods. The course presents these topics in the context of hands-on analysis of real-world data sets, including economic data, document collections, geographical data, and social networks. The course also explores social issues surrounding data analysis such as privacy and design.

Notes about Foundations of Data Science:

The course description is identical to the UMass Amherst CompSci/Stat190F course, but this summer course is limited in the amount of content that is covered during the 2-week period. 

Press release - UMass 190F - Foundations of Data Science


Patrick Flaherty

Assistant Professor - Department of Mathematics & Statistics