Synthetic Capstone

3 units

Project scoping, planning and management  /  Data acquisition and analysis  /  Communication  /  Teamwork  /  Influence in organizations  /  Design thinking for data science

Alex Marrs

In this capstone class, students will combine technical, analytic, interpretive, and social dimensions to design and execute a full data science project, developing their skills as data scientists with a focus on real-world applications and situations. The final project provides an opportunity to integrate all of the core skills and concepts learned throughout the program, and prepares students for long-term professional success in the field. It provides experience in formulating and carrying out a sustained, coherent, and influential course of work resulting in a tangible data science project using real-world data. Students are evaluated on their ability to collaboratively develop and communicate their work in both written and oral form.

The capstone is completed as a group/team project (3-4 students), and each project will focus on open, pre-existing secondary data. A robust listing of open datasets will be made available before the capstone course begins.

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