The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University seeks an adjunct instructor for a Data Mining course for master’s students in our School of Public Policy & Management and School of Information Systems and Management.
Data mining - intelligent analysis of information stored in data sets - has gained a substantial interest among practitioners in a variety of fields and industries. Nowadays, almost every organization collects data, which can be analyzed in order to support making better decisions, improving policies, discovering computer network intrusion patterns, designing new drugs, detecting credit fraud, making accurate medical diagnoses, predicting imminent occurrences of important events, monitoring and evaluation of reliability to preempt failures of complex systems, etc.
This course is designed to give students a strong foundation in the methodologies, technologies and algorithms employed in the data mining field. The emphasis is on understanding the application of a wide range of modern machine learning techniques to specific data analysis scenarios rather than on mastering the theoretical underpinnings of individual techniques. The course covers supervised and unsupervised learning techniques including classification, clustering, prediction and forecasting and their implementations in widely used machine learning algorithms. Students will also gain experience with employing cutting edge visualization and data mining tools. During the course well-known data mining process methodologies will also be discussed along with practical case studies. Students will be expected to have R programming experience as a prerequisite for the class.
About Heinz College
The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy is home to two internationally recognized graduate-level institutions at Carnegie Mellon University: the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of Public Policy and Management. This unique colocation combined with its expertise in analytics set Heinz College apart in the areas of cybersecurity, health care, the future of work, smart cities, and arts & entertainment. For more information, please visit www.heinz.cmu.edu.
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.