Introduction To Big Data Analysis
STAT 29000, Fall 2016

Class times: MWF, 8:30 AM -- 9:20 AM, in SC 183
(STAT 29000-001; Banner CRN 15200)

Professor: Mark Daniel Ward
Email: mdw@purdue.edu
Office: MATH 200
Phone: 765-496-9563

Office hours: Dr. Ward is always happy to meet with students.
Dr. Ward is available for walk-in or scheduled appointments anytime, throughout the week.
He is also always guaranteed to be available Mondays and Fridays, 7:30 AM -- 8:20 AM, in MATH 200.

Teaching Assistant: Lefei Zhang
Email: zhan1539@purdue.edu

We will attempt to cover some or all of the following technologies this semester: Some interesting websites for data are given here. Additional sources of data or data representations are very welcome: Course description: click here

Course policy: click here

Plan to be present for class every day.

The group assignment for the projects is given here.

Projects: Project solutions will be collected via the computing server, on the due date. Project solutions will be distributed.

Outline of Topics
Week 1: Mon, Aug 22
Wed, Aug 24
evaluation with
Dr. Loran Carleton Parker
Fri, Aug 26
topics: introduction to the course
Week 2: Mon, Aug 29
Wed, Aug 31
Fri, Sep 2
topics: bash shell; work on project 1
Week 3: Mon, Sep 5
(no class)
Wed, Sep 7
Fri, Sep 9
topics: awk; work on project 2
Week 4: Mon, Sep 12
Wed, Sep 14
Fri, Sep 16
topics: introduction to R
Week 5: Mon, Sep 19
Wed, Sep 21
Fri, Sep 23
topics: R; work on project 3
Week 6: Mon, Sep 26
Wed, Sep 28
Fri, Sep 30
topics:
Week 7: Mon, Oct 3
Wed, Oct 5
Fri, Oct 7
topics:
Week 8: Mon, Oct 10
October Break (no class)
Wed, Oct 12
Fri, Oct 14
topics: (short week)
Week 9: Mon, Oct 17
Wed, Oct 19
Fri, Oct 21
topics:
Week 10: Mon, Oct 24
Wed, Oct 26
Fri, Oct 28
topics:
Week 11: Mon, Oct 31
Wed, Nov 2
Fri, Nov 4
topics:
Week 12: Mon, Nov 7
Wed, Nov 9
Fri, Nov 11
topics:
Week 13: Mon, Nov 14
Wed, Nov 16
Fri, Nov 18
topics:
Week 14: Mon, Nov 21
Wed, Nov 23
Thanksgiving Vacation (no class)
Fri, Nov 25
Thanksgiving Vacation (no class)
topics: Thanksgiving vacation
Week 15: Mon, Nov 28
Wed, Nov 30
Fri, Dec 2
topics: Final project presentations
Peyton
Sammy
Dakota
Maggie
Amber
Miranda
Week 16: Mon, Dec 5
topics: Final project presentations
Nicole
Brittany
Erin
James M.R.
Megan
Elle
Jack and Michael
Wed, Dec 7
evaluations with Dr. Loran Carleton Parker
Fri, Dec 9
topics: Final project presentations
Avni
Emma
Sam
Danny
James B.
Zoe
Final exam date/time/location:


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers 0939370, 1140489, 1246818. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.