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DATX 5801    Data Management    3 s.h.

This course covers the basic concepts of database systems and emphasizes the real-world database applications relevant to the management of data in an organization environment. The topics include (not limited to) database environment, database development, relational database management systems, SQL/NoSQL data management language, data normalization, data warehousing, and internet database environment. Credit will not be given for both DATX 5801 and CSIS 3722.
Prereq.: Junior standing or higher and GPA of 2.5 or higher.

DATX 5803    Data Visualization    3 s.h.

Data visualization refers to the graphical representation of information revealed through data analysis. With the assistance of various visualization elements, we can present data in a clear and effective manner. More importantly, turning data into impactful images, we are able to gain valuable insights and intelligence that help improve our decision-making processes. This course introduces students to various types of visualization techniques like charts, tables, graphs, maps, infographics and dashboards. It emphasizes applying appropriate visualization techniques in uncovering information from data. Moreover, it will help students develop skills of data storytelling, i.e. effectively communicating actionable insights through the combination of data visualization and narratives.
Prereq.: DATX 5801 or CSIS 3722.

DATX 5805    Predictive Modeling Algorithms    3 s.h.

Predictive modeling (also referred to predictive analytics and machine learning) applies statistical techniques in analyzing data to predict outcomes. Through a hands-on approach, this course helps students develop basic skills in predictive analytics. Topics may include (not limited to) k-nearest neighbors, naïve-Bayes, linear and logistic regression models, time-series models, classification and regression trees, Principle Component/Factor Analysis, non-linear models, neural networks, random forests, and cluster analysis among others.
Prereq.: DATX 5801 or CSIS 3722.

DATX 5896    Data Analytics Project    3 s.h.

Individual research project culminating in a written report or paper utilizing predictive modeling techniques, visualization, and data management techniques. May be repeated once if the second project is fundamentally different in design or scope.
Prereq.: "C" or better in DATX 5805.