Published on February 4, 2014
Educating Data Scientists of the Future Dr. Kurt Stockinger (presented by Dr. Thilo Stadelmann) Associate Professor of Computer Science Zurich University of Applied Sciences 03.02.2014 @ 10th Swiss Big Data User Group Meeting, Zurich, CH Zürcher Fachhochschule
Zurich University of Applied Sciences • • • Dates back to Technikum in Winterthur, Switzerland Founded in 1874 Since 2007 it is called ZHAW: • Integration of various universities of applied sciences in canton Zurich • Largest university of applied sciences in Switzerland with more than 10,000 students • Campuses in Zurich, Winterthur and Wädenswil • Most famous lecturer: • 1901: Albert Einstein 2 Zürcher Fachhochschule
140,000-190,000 Data Scientists Missing in 2018 in the US Only 3 Zürcher Fachhochschule
Definition of Data Science Definition of data science [Wikipedia]: Incorporates math, statistics, data engineering, pattern recognition and learning, advanced computing, visualization, uncertainty modeling, data warehousing, and high performance computing. Used interchangeably with competitive intelligence or business analytics. 4 Zürcher Fachhochschule
Google Trends “Data Scientist” 5 Zürcher Fachhochschule
The Major Waves of the Data Tsunami Wave 1 - Large-Scale Science: CERN – High Energy Physics Astrophysics Bioinformatics Wave 2 – Web companies: Search engines: Google, Yahoo eCommerce: Amazon, eBay Wave 3 - Social Networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn 6 Zürcher Fachhochschule
Data Science Opportunities 7 7 Zürcher Fachhochschule
Datalab = Data Science @ ZHAW • • One of the first Data Science Labs in Europe Collaboration of computer scientists, statisticians, mathematicians and physicists for solving Data Science problemens: • Institut for Applied Information Technology • www.init.zhaw.ch • Institut for Data Analysis and Process Design • www.idp.zhaw.ch 8 Zürcher Fachhochschule
Our Definition of Data Scientist T. Stadelmann, K. Stockinger, M. Braschler, M. Cieliebak, G. Baudinot, O. Dürr, A. Ruckstuhl, Applied Data Science in Europe. In: European Computer Science Summit. ECSS 2013. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IEEE. http://pd.zhaw.ch/publikation/upload/204718.pdf 9 Zürcher Fachhochschule
10 10 Zürcher Fachhochschule
DAS Data Science with Precision Diploma of Advanced Studies – planned start: fall 2014 Content – 3 modules (part time, one afternoon + evening per week): • CAS Information Engineering: • Information Retrieval & Text Analysis • Data Warehousing & Big Data • CAS Data Analysis: • Statisticis • Regression Analysis, Clustering, Classification • Data Science Applications: • Machine Learning • Data Visualization • Data Protection Laws and Data Security 11 Zürcher Fachhochschule
Summary • Data Science is currently one of the hottest fields in computer science • Data Science workshop in Winterthur, March 2014 • Data Scientists are a very rare but highly demanded “species” • We are working on a curriculum for educating data scientists • DAS Data Science planned for fall semester 2014 • Contact: • Kurt.Stockinger@zhaw.ch 12 Zürcher Fachhochschule
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