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Foundations of Data Science

Advanced Programming and Algorithmic Design

Objective: providing advanced knowledge of both theoretical and practical programming in C / C ++ and Python, with particular regard to the principles of object oriented programming and best practices of software development (advanced use of version control systems, continuous integration, unit testing), and introducing the modern technology of algorithms development, in particular of parallel algorithms.

Network Science

Objective: You will learn how to organize, transform, analyse and visualize data, with a focus on the relational data model, and a detour to semistructured data. You will learn the fundamentals of data science using R environment.

Optimization Models

Objective: providing students with the methodological, theoretical and practical tools to formulate linear programming models and combinatorial optimization problems and to solve them, even for high dimensionality problems, using appropriate optimization software.

Numerical Analysis

Objective: providing numerical analysis tools for scientific computing, with particular attention to linear algebra, polynomial approximation, numerical integration, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations, approximation of eigenvalues and eigenvectors.


Open Data Management and the Cloud

Objective: providing students with practical information on how to design data models and data structures, to manage metadata to optimize access and research, and to become familiar with interoperability standards. The course will focus on the concept of open data, with efficiency for big data projects, and the concept of cloud as an infrastructure for data management and their processes.

Data Management for Big Data

Objective: introducing students to computational management of data, in particular the characterization of an information system, data modeling, design and management of databases, including non-traditional ones (eg, unstructured documents, spatial data, biological data , multimedia data), to the fundamentals of distributed data and to methodologies and techniques for the management and analysis of big data.