Data Science and Big Data Analytics (WS2016)

Teaching Staff: Steffen Herbold, Fabian Korte, Michael Göttsche

Dates, Modules, etc.

  • Lecture: Tuesdays, 14:15-15:45 o'clock, Room 0.101 (Room 1.101 for watching the live stream) - First session October 25th - no lecture in the first week!
  • Exercise: Thursdays, 13:15-14:45 o'clock, Room -1.101 - First session to be determined - will be announced via StudIP. 
  • Module: M.Inf.1151
  • The lecture is available via a live stream using Adobe Connect:


This lecture requires registration during the first session. The maximum number of participants is 30 50. Registration and active participation in the exercise is mandatory in order to be allowed to participate in the final exam.


The main topic of this lecture is data science, i.e., methods to extract information from data with a scientific approach. We approach this topic from a practical side in this lecture. This means, that we concern ourselves directly with what algorithms do, and where they should be applied. The details of the algorithms and the theory behind them are not part of this lecture. Methods considered in this lecture include:

  • k-means clustering
  • Linear regression
  • Logistic regression
  • Naive bayes
  • Decision trees
  • Text analysis

Additionally, we will consider the analysis of Big Data. In this context, we will consider the following topics:

  • MapReduce
  • Hadoop
  • Languages for Hadoop
  • Mahout


The materials for this course are distributed via Stud.IP.

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