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Empowering Healthcare with Advanced Data Science

About the Course:

The healthcare domain is now being transformed by data-driven discovery and prediction. Professionals working in healthcare are now required to have skills necessary to perform data analytics at large-scale and know the complex ecosystem of tools and platforms in healthcare BigData analytics. This five-week class will cover the foundational topics in data science useful for healthcare professionals and give them skills to sample and apply the basic data analytics techniques.

Topics Covered:

  • Data Acquisition
  • Data Wrangling
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Communication
  • Data Analysis at Scale

Class Dates:

This class meets 5 times, every Wed from April 12-May 10 from 3:30-5:30pm


Week 1: Introduction and Data Acquisition

Week 2: Data Processing and Distributed Computing

Week 3: Large Scale Data Processing

Week 4: High-Speed Distributed Computing

Week 5: Image and Graph Processing


  • Previous experience with Python.
  • Basic knowledge of Unix/Linux commands and tools as well as concepts such as processes, file systems
  • An understanding of algorithmic complexity (e.g., “big O” notation)


Arash Nourian is a lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Information. His research focuses on designing and building new theoretical and practical solutions for intelligent data science at scale and secure and privacy-aware Big Data mining.


For content questions please content Arash Nourian at nourian@eecs.berkeley.edu

For logistic questions please contact Ariel Deardorff at ariel.deardorff@ucsf.edu

What's the refund policy?

We will offer refunds up through March 29th.


Registration Info

You must have a valid UCSF email address to register. Participants should bring their own laptop to work on.  This should be a "real" laptop - not a Chromebook, tablet, etc. You should also be sure to have admin privileges on this computer.


Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empowering-healthcare-with-advanced-data-science-tickets-31615837822

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Show more dates
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Mission Hall 1407
Mission Bay
  Data Science Initiative     Programming  

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