There will be 6 homework assignments over the semester, roughly one every 2 weeks,
including a take-home mid-term and a take-home final. The homeworks will contain
practical problems related to data science, with real data, containing
real errors. The solutions should done in an on-line iPython notebook,
set up on a server at JHU, so no software installation is required.
A copy of the data files should be on-line in a data container as part
of the SciServer environment, but for a backup they can also found here.
Collaboration in small teams in encouraged. Grades will be based upon the
effort demonstrated during class and in the homeworks as the problems
do not necessarily have a single "correct" solution.
First of all, I hope everybody is safe. Your primary goal should be to observe social distancing.
We need to adjust to remote classes until the end of the semester. Needless to say, all exams (midterm, final)
will be take-home. You are encouraged to collaborate in virtual groups. If you have not done so,
please get your own personal Zoom account.
You should use these for group discussions.
Classes will be held live at the usual class times on the posted zoom account
However, for those of you who are in very different time zones I will turn on the Zoom recording feature,
and will try to make those available for off-line viewing.
I will also post the powerpoint used in class, and additional reading material below.
|Office Hours: Thursdays 10am-11am, 2pm-3pm EDT |
For office hours, individual and small group discussions we will use my
personal Zoom account https://zoom.us/j/6587821690.
I have set up a waiting room, so we can arrange both individual and group discussions.
Send an email ahead of time to arrange a meeting.