Free course discusses advances in data science theory and application

The Summer School on Data Science will be conducted by researchers and professionals in various academic areas of data science, including statistics, machine learning, big data and computer science, as well as experts in smart cities, finance, biology and criminology.
Mathematics
09 January 2020
Free course discusses advances in data science theory and application

In order to bring together researchers from academia and industry to discuss and present major advances in data science theory and application, the FGV´s School of Applied Mathematics (FGV EMAp) will hold the “Summer School on Data Science” between February 3 and 14. The free course will take place in FGV’s main building, at Praia de Botafogo, 190, Rio de Janeiro.

“Data science has become a core component of most analytical and decision-making processes. For this reason, we will bring together leading specialists to present and share the latest advances in data science theory and applications,” explains Jorge Poco, a professor at FGV EMAp and one of the meeting’s coordinators.

The Summer School on Data Science will be conducted by researchers and professionals in various academic areas of data science, including statistics, machine learning, big data and computer science, as well as experts in smart cities, finance, biology and criminology. They will present their experiences about the importance of data science for the performance of these activities.

The meeting will feature technical content, designed for students, professors and researchers in the field. The program will include two mini-courses and four mini-symposiums. The mini-courses will use a methodology to give participants practical knowledge of explainable artificial intelligence and topological data analysis for solving real-world problems that involve mass data.

The mini-symposiums will be thematic, showing how data science can be applied to different areas. They will address subjects such as data visualization and applications, crime analytics, law tech, and forests and watersheds analytics.

“At each of these events, we will have presenters from academia, companies and government, who will share success stories in which data science was applied,” Professor Jorge Poco says.

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