Data Science
for Good

Develop data science skills, advance your career, drive social change.

Program Leaders

Ebrahim Tarshizi, PhD, MBA
Ebrahim Tarshizi, PhD, MBAProgram Director of Applied Data Science @ USD
Matthew Vanderbilt, MS
Matthew Vanderbilt, MSAdjunct Professor, MS Applied Data Science @ USD
Erin Cooke, MS
Erin Cooke, MSData Scientist
Dillon Orr, MS
Dillon Orr, MSData Scientist
An Tran, MS
An Tran, MSData Scientist

Program Overview

We are excited to announce Data Science for Good, a free and guided virtual workshop presented in partnership between the University of San Diego’s Applied Data Science Master’s Program and San Diego Tech Hub. The free 3-part, 90-minute virtual workshop series will develop data science skills, help advance your career, and drive social change.

Data science is the study of data to gain insights and knowledge and is one of the fastest growing areas of knowledge that can have an impact on your career and drive business results. Though it may seem challenging, expertise is within grasp of anyone with the desire for personal and professional growth.

USD’s expert professors and instructors will work with you to develop new skillsets with real-world case studies, receive real-time feedback from instructors, and help you contribute insights using data sets that can drive social change. Don’t worry if you are a beginner, there is no requirement for previous programming experience as all the foundational languages (Python, R), skills, and tools (Tableau) will be taught during the workshops. Following completion, you will receive a certificate of completion to be included on your resume.

Location:
Online

Prerequisites:
No previous experience with programming is required for this workshop series. No textbook is required for this workshop.

Presented By:
University of San Diego Applied Data Science Master’s Program
San Diego Tech Hub

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Here’s more of what to expect

Workshop 1

In workshop 1, we will give a brief overview of applied data science and the workshops that will come. It will start with an introduction to “Storytelling with data”, centered around the language of Python. The instructors will be taking the attendees through case studies, including the social data set, to brief the team on what we intend to accomplish. We will then provide a beginners overview of language fundamentals, data set preparation, and an analysis exercise.

  • MS-ADS Introduction and Overview
  • Workshop Overview
  • Storytelling with Data
  • Case Study Introduction
  • Python Introduction and Installation/Setup
  • Python Basic Fundamentals
  • Dataset Preparation
  • Analysis of the Case Study Dataset/Descriptive Analytics
  • Conclusion/Assignment Submission/What’s next?
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Workshop 2

Workshop 2 will be centered around the language of R for statistical computing. The instructors will be taking the attendees through case studies, including the social data set, to brief the team on what we intend to accomplish. We will then provide a beginners overview of language fundamentals, data set preparation, and an analysis exercise.

  • MS-ADS Introduction and Overview
  • Workshop Overview
  • Storytelling with Data
  • Case Study Introduction
  • RStudio Introduction and Installation/Setup
  • R Basic Fundamentals
  • Dataset Preparation
  • Analysis of the Case Study Dataset/Descriptive Analytics
  • Conclusion/Assignment Submission/What’s next?
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Workshop 3

Workshop 3 will highlight Tableau, software that’s utilized for data visualization. The instructors will be taking the attendees through case studies, including the social data set, to brief the team on what we intend to accomplish. We will then provide a beginners overview of software fundamentals, data set preparation, and an analysis exercise.

  • MS-ADS Introduction & Overview; Workshop Overview
  • Case Study Introduction
  • Tableau Public Introduction and Installation/Setup
  • Tableau Basic
  • Connecting to Data
  • Measures & Dimensions
  • Understanding Data through Visualization
  • Refine Visualizations through Filtering
  • Geovisualization & Custom Shapefiles
  • Assembling the Dashboard
  • Q&A
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Tips to get the most out of this program.

Share a friend, it may be an opportunity to work together to solve some of the problems explored.

Ask questions, the professors and instructors want to help the community, so if you have a question – just ask!

Keep notes on the ‘tips & tricks’ – every session will be packed with insights.

Practice on your own! Mastering data science takes time, we’re here to help introduce the field to a larger audience.

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