Curious about Data Science? Self-taught on some aspects, but missing the big picture? Well, you’ve got to start somewhere and this session is the place to do it.
This session will cover, at a layman’s level, some of the basic concepts of Data Science. In a conversational format, we will discuss: What are the differences between Big Data and Data Science – and why aren’t they the same thing? What distinguishes descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics? What purpose do predictive models serve in a practical context? What kinds of models are there and what do they tell us? What is the difference between supervised and unsupervised learning? What are some common pitfalls that turn good ideas into bad science?
During this session, attendees will learn the difference between k-nearest neighbor and k-means clustering, understand the reasons why we do normalize and don’t overfit, and grasp the meaning of No Free Lunch.