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With Alison Cossette (Dir. Data Science Research & Development, NPD Group).
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 04:30 PM   Absolutely Free
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Want to learn more about data science but have no idea where to start? This course is for absolute beginners looking for an introduction to the basic Python programming & mathematical principles essential to learn as a first step toward developing data science skills or a new career in the field.

We will cover:
Introduction to programming in Python
Common Python libraries: NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib
Foundations of linear algebra
Foundations of calculus
Foundations of probability
Foundation of statistics

Course details:
August 13 to October 29
6:30 - 9:30PM PST

Alison is a Director of Data Science in Research & Development at the NPD Group, a global Market Research firm.

At NPD, Alison leads Data Science projects focusing on classification, data imputation, customer segmentation. She is also responsible for analyzing & integrating third party data sources that support modeling initiatives for NPD's omni-channel product, Checkout. Alison previously was a Data Scientist in the Healthcare industry after transitioning from a 10 year career in clinical care of Oncology patients. Throughout her medical & analytics experience, Alison has consistency been an educator & mentor including teaching positions at The University of Vermont Medical Center, The Swedish Institute of Allied Health Sciences & Northeastern University. Alison's Masters' studies in Data Science were completed through Northwestern University & is a proud Alum of Metis' Data Science Bootcamp. She lives in Vermont with her husband, 2 young boys & an energetic Chocolate Lab named "Gracie".


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