## Schedule and Lectures

This is a **tentative** schedule for the topics covered in CS109 Fall 2014, so the topics are subject to change.

— | Tuesday | Thursday |
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Week 1 (9/1-9/7) | Introduction. What is data science? Why is it important? Who are we? Course overview. Lecture 1. HW0 Assigned. |
Statistical Summaries and Exploratory Data Analysis Lecture 2a. IPython Notebooks Lecture 2b. |

Week 2 (9/8-9/14) | Visualization Goals, Data Types, Statistical Graphs Lecture 3. HW1 Assigned. |
Visual Attributes, Color, Design Principles Lecture 4a. Exploring Data: Examples from baseball and global income Lecture 4b. |

Week 3 (9/15-9/21) | Visualization of Multi-Dim Data, Maps and Text Lecture 5. | Big Data Visualization Lecture 6a. Distance, Clustering and Dimensionality Reduction Lecture 6b. HW1 Due. |

Week 4 (9/22-9/28) | Data scraping Lecture 7. HW2 Assigned. |
Introduction to Statistical Inference with Election Polls Lecture 8. |

Week 5 (9/29-10/5) | Statistical modeling, Variance and Smoothing with Election Polls Lecture 9. | Regression and Prediction Lecture 10. HW2 Due. |

Week 6 (10/6-10/12) | Introduction to Machine Learning Lecture 11. HW3 Assigned. |
Confounding. Lecture 12 slides. Lecture 12 notebook. |

Week 7 (10/13-10/19) | Matrix Algebra Lecture 13 slides. Lecture 13 notebook. | Bayesian Statistics Lecture 14 slides. Lecture 14 notebook. HW3 Due. |

Week 8 (10/20-10/26) | Decision Trees, ensemble learning Lecture 15 slides and notebook. HW4 Assigned. |
Ensemble learning, performance evaluation Lecture 16. |

Week 9 (10/27-11/2) | Support vector machine and the kernel trick Lecture 17 slides. | Clustering methods: k-means, mean-shift Lecture 18 slides. HW4 Due on 11/3. |

Week 10 (11/3-11/9) | Mr job and map reduce Lecture 19 slides. HW5 Assigned. |
Graph Visualization and Story telling Lecture 20. |

Week 11 (11/10-11/16) | Deep learning Lecture 21 slides | Wrap up and outlook Lecture 22 slides. HW5 Due. |

Week 12 (11/17-11/23) | Final project review | Final project review. |

Week 13 (11/24-11/30) | No class. Thanksgiving |
No class. Thanksgiving |

Week 14 (12/1-12/7) | No class. Fall Reading Period |
No class. Fall Reading Period |

Week 15 (12/8-12/14) | No class. Fall Reading Period |
No class. Finals Period |

Week 16 (12/15-12/21) | Final project presentations | Final project presentations |