Current Trends in Data Science

Course Code :2000WETCTD
Study domain:Computer Science
Bi-anuall course:Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:60
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Toon Calders
Bart Goethals

3. Course contents *

After a short introduction to data science, we study and discuss several advanced data science topics.

Part of the course will consist of lectures by Prof. Calders and Prof. Goethals, or invited lecturers, and part of the course will consist of student projects and presentations.

In the academic year 2016-2017, we covered the following four topics:

  • Social Network Analysis,
  • Data Privacy and Protection and the GDPR, 
  • Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning (with guest lecture by Google's DeepMind).
  • Chatbots and Conversational Interfaces.