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Data Science Training and Webinars

TAMIDS has developed modules for in-person and online training in Data Science that have been delivered in webinars, short courses and the TAMIDS Data Science Bootcamp. TAMIDS or TAMIDS affiliated staff have delivered training in computation and Data Science for the 2020 Online REU organized by the Department of Materials Science, and the 2020 Open Source Open Science Workshop. Some of these material are adapted from credit-bearing Data Science courses developed in collaboration with Texas A&M faculty, departments and colleges.

TAMIDS Data Science Webinars

The TAMIDS data science webinar series is to introduce the fundamentals of data science (with python) to students and researchers with minimal prerequisites.

1. Introduction to Data Science

Description: this webinar introduces the fundamentals of data science and briefly reviews some basic concepts of statistics. It also gives an overview about how to have a successful data science project.


Exercises: Jupyter Notebook examples
Case Studies
Slides(PDF)


2. Introduction to Graph Analytics

Description: in addition to a brief introduction to the Graph Theory, this webinar covers the basics of graph analytics with NetworkX, a Python package for the creation, manipulation, and study of the structure, dynamics, and functions of complex networks.


Exercises: Jupyter Notebook examples
Case Studies
Slides(PDF)


3. Exploratory Data Analysis with pandas and matplotlib

Description: This webinar introduces two Python packages: pandas and matplotlib to help with Exploratory Data Analysis, which is an approach to analyzing data sets to summarize their main characteristics, often with visualization methods.


Exercises: Jupyter Notebook examples
Case Studies
Slides(PDF)


4. Introduction to Machine Learning with scikit-learn

Description: This webinar covers the fundamentals of machine learning methods, which use computers to predict properties of unknown data through exploring the properties of some samples of data. This webinar also introduces scikit-learn, one of the most popular open source machine learning frameworks written in Python.


Exercises: Jupyter Notebook examples
Case Studies
Slides(PDF)


5. Introduction to Deep Learning with Keras

Description: Keras is a very popular software framework for developing deep learning models. This webinar covers the basics of the deep learning algorithms and provides hands-on instructions to build a non-trivial image classification model with Keras.


Exercises: Jupyter Notebook examples
Case Studies
Slides(PDF)