Data and Visual Analytics Course Overview

This is a brief overview of Data and Visual Analytics, CSE 6242, which I am taking as part of GA Tech’s OMSCS program.

The course is presented by Professor Polo Chau, an Associate Director of Georgia Tech’s MS in Analytics program and an Assistant Professor in the College of Computing, specifically in the School of Computational Science and Engineering.

Grade Breakdown

Due Date Assignment Content Percent Weighting
9/14 Homework 1 Collecting & visualizing data, SQLite, D3 warmup, OpenRefine 10 %
10/5 Homework 2 D3 Graphs and Visualization 15 %
10/10 Project Proposal Written Report 7.5 %
10/10 Proposal Presentation Slides & Video Recording 5 %
10/26 Homework 3 Hadoop, Spark, Pig and Azure 15 %
11/7 Progress Report Written Report 5 %
11/16 Homework 4 Scalable PageRank via Virtual Memory, Random Forest, Scikit-Learn 10 %
11/28 Poster Presentation Poster & Video Recording 7.5 %
11/28 Final Report Written Report 25 %

Lecture Content Overview

Week Of Week Subjects Total Duration
8/20 1 Intro, Analytics Building Blocks, Data Science Buzzwords 48 min
8/27 2 Data Collection, SQLite, Data Cleaning, Class Project Overview, Code Back-Up and Version Control 56 min
9/3 3 Data Integration, Data Analytics, Concepts, and Tasks 22 min
9/10 4 Visualization 101, Fixing Common Visualization Issues 73 min
9/17 5 Data Visualization for Web (D3) 50 min
9/24 6 Scalable Computing: Hadoop, Scalable Computing: Pig, Scalable Computing: Hive 14 min
10/1 7 Scalable Computing: Spark, Scalable Computing: HBase 27 min
10/8 8 Classification, Visual Classification 40 min
10/15 9 Introduction to Clustering 15 min
10/22 10-12 Graph Analytics, Ensemble Method, Scaling Up Algorithms with Virtual Memory 88 min
11/12 13 Text Analytics 40 min

The content for this breakdown was compiled by Gurdane Sethi.

This is a brief overview of Data and Visual Analytics, CSE 6242, which I am taking as part of GA Tech’s OMSCS program.

The course is presented by [Professor Polo Chau]https://www.linkedin.com/in/polochau/), an Associate Director of Georgia Tech’s MS in Analytics program and an Assistant Professor in the College of Computing, specifically in the School of Computational Science and Engineering.