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Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD)

Fundamentals of Data Science Literacy


Join us and learn about data science trends with an emphasis on how machine learning and data mining are being used in biomedical research.

Wednesdays: May 8 - June 12, 2019, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Location: Anschutz Medical Campus, Classroom TBD

Course Fee: $425

A University Procard or personal credit card can be used for payment. Fee includes a light dinner each week. (CCTSI K-awardees attend for free)

Schedule of Topics

This introductory short course does not replace formal education in biostatistics. Continuous attendance is encouraged. In-class and online participation is required. A certificate of completion will be provided with 5 out of 6 in-class lectures attended.

  • May 8: Overview of Data Science
  • May 15: Introduction of Machine Learning in Biomedical Research
  • May 22: Clustering and Pattern Finding ("unsupervised" Machine Learning)
  • May 29: Powerful Predictive Models and Variable Selection ("supervised" Machine Learning)
  • June 5: Fundamentals of Data Visualization
  • June 12: Reproducible Research and Team Science
Questions? Please contact BERD Progr​​am Manager.

Sponsored by the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) core of the CCTSI.

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