Learn all of the various components that make up the data science field by defining data science and see examples of data science fields as Jungwoo explains our big transformation into the data science industry.
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- [Voiceover] Data science is a highly comprehensive term…that encompasses a multitude of disciplines and concepts…including big data, machine learning,…data mining and data analytics.…Big data is especially relevant to data science these days.…Think of the sheer amount of data becoming available…to various organizations and individuals today.…As a result of this trend,…data science has to increasingly deal with big data.…
Essentially big data refers to a data set…whose nature including its value, variety, and velocity…defies the conventional ways of processing…and requires extraordinary treatment.…Therefore, big data is a relative term.…It is a moving target.…One terabyte may be considered to be big today,…but it may not be anymore in the near future…as the storage and processing technologies…become cheaper and faster.…
Machine learning frees humans from doing the mundane tasks…of trying numerous possibilities of solving a problem…to isolate the best solution.…The relevance of machine learning…and data science stems from the fact…
Jungwoo Ryoo is a professor of information science and technology at Penn State. Here he reviews the history of data science and analytics, explores which markets are using big data the most, and reveals the five main skills areas: data mining, machine learning, natural language processing (NLP), statistics, and visualization. This leads to a discussion of the five biggest career opportunities, the four leading industry-recognized certifications available, and the most exciting emerging technologies. Along the way, Jungwoo discusses the importance of ethics and professional development, and provides pointers to online resources for learning more.
- A history of data science
- Why analytics is important
- How data science is used in social media, climate research, and more
- Data science skills
- Data science certifications
- The future of big data