Modern Data Science Academy

Data analytics is not new. Businesses of all sizes and across all industries have been using data to make decisions as long as there has been data to use. However, with the exponential rise in the volume of data and the increased accessibility of sophisticated data analysis tools, businesses are now better able to leverage data to drive strategies, processes, and products and to support accurate and impactful decision-making. To stay competitive in this increasingly data-driven climate, businesses and individuals across industries must keep pace with ever-evolving data analysis tools and techniques.

The Modern Data Science Academy provides workshops on current data science topics taught by leading SDSC researchers and practitioners. Through hands-on training, using state-of-the-art systems, individuals and corporations will acquire the tools and techniques needed to start making better data-driven decisions today. Projects and case studies will showcase how to apply techniques and skills to real-world data.

By the numbers:
  • According to Indeed, Data Mining salaries for job postings nationwide are 68% higher than average salaries for all job postings nationwide.
  • By leveraging data analytics, Kroger has added over $12 billion in incremental revenue, UPS has saved over 39 million gallons of fuel and avoided driving 364 million unnecessary miles, and Sprint has increased their network capacity by 90%. Learn more
In the news:
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  • How Big Data Is Transforming The Healthcare Sector
    Big Data will leave no sector untouched as it continues to change the way we think about everything from sales to human resources, and medicine and healthcare are no different. Read more
  • Using Embedded Analytics to Transform Your Business
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The Modern Data Science Academy workshops are offered to groups of 15-30 attendees.  They can be held at the San Diego Supercomputer Center or at your own facility. Instruction is provided by both faculty and industry experts. 

  • Practical, hands-on training provided onsite at the world-renowned San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • Immediate application of tools and techniques at your organization


Machine Learning Essentials I Workshop

Explore the tools and techniques used to explore, analyze, and leverage data to construct data mining solutions to scientific and business problems. Read more

NoSQL Databases I Workshop

Learn the principles and practices of NoSQL database systems and, through lectures and hands-on exercises, will present several different types of NoSQL systems used today. Read more

Big Data Processing with Apache Spark

Apache Spark is growing as the standard platform for Big Data processing on Cloud infrastructure, thanks to its speed, flexibility and ease of use. The goal of this course is to teach the basis of distributed computing and introduce the Spark Python interface. Read more

Graph Analytics

Graph Analytics is a rapidly developing area where a combination of graph-theoretic, statistical, and database techniques are applied to model, store, retrieve, and perform analyses on graph-structured data. The Graph Analytics course offers a broad overview as well as insight into specific analytical techniques. Read more