Project Big Data

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Project Big Data

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Computer Programming

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    After completing this course:
    1. the student can transform and explore data with the command line
    2. the student can extract data with regular expressions
    3. the student can import and process static and streaming data in Python
    4. the student can store and retrieve semi-structured data in and from a database
    5. the student can parallelize tasks via MapReduce, threads and/or queues in Python.
    6. the student can create appropriate and well formatted visualizations and tables
    7. the student can address a research question and report on their findings

    This course aims to integrate various aspects involved with data science and to teach the fundamentals of working with big data (including an introduction to Hadoop). Topics include visualization of data; preparing data for processing (machine learning or data mining); storing unstructured data; and scaling techniques for working with big volumes of data. Python is used throughout this hands-on course.

    Lectures and Q&A sessions.

    Hand-in assignments, presentation and a report.

    Assignment week 1: 15%
    Assignment week 2: 15%
    Assignment week 3: 15%
    Report: 35%
    Presentation: 20%

    The weighted average needs to be 5.5 or higher.

    Programming experience in any language

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