IS 407 Introduction to Data Science

This course introduces students to data science approaches that have emerged from recent advances in programming and computing technology. They will learn to collect and use data from a variety of sources, including the web, in a modern statistical inference and visualization paradigm. The course will be based in the programming language R, but will also use HTML, regular expressions, basic Unix tools, XML, and SQL. Supervised and unsupervised statistical learning techniques made possible by recent advances in computing power will also be covered.

Previously IS457.

Learning objectives

  • Work at a Unix prompt
  • Use the Python programming language to process, visualize, and persist large data sets
  • Use database technologies including SQL

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2020

    • IS407AOG - Introduction to Data Science
      Tue, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
      Online
      Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Jing Rui He
      CRN
      73126
      Length
      16 weeks
    • IS407AOU - Introduction to Data Science
      Tue, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
      Online
      Restricted to Undergraduates with Junior standing or above. Restricted to Information Sciences majors until one week before classes begin (by noon 8/17/2020). Undergraduate questions may be sent to ischool-is@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Jing Rui He
      CRN
      73127
      Length
      16 weeks
  • Spring 2020

    • IS457AG - Introduction to Data Science
      Mon, 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      Room 126
      On-Campus
      Meets with IS 457 AU and STAT AG/AU.
      Instructor
      Victoria Stodden
      CRN
      67407
      Length
      16 weeks
    • IS457AU - Introduction to Data Science
      Mon, 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm
      Room 126
      On-Campus
      Undergraduate students: Priority is given to students pursuing a transfer into the BS/IS degree (http://go.ischool.illinois.edu/BSIS) until November 18, and IS Advisor Approval is required. INFO Minors will be able to register starting at noon on November 18. All restrictions will be lifted by noon on December 2. Questions may be sent to ischool-is@illinois.edu Meets with IS 457 AG and STAT AG/AU.
      Instructor
      Victoria Stodden
      CRN
      67659
      Length
      16 weeks

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).