If you have the necessary background in math, statistics, and computer science; then it is a good time to learn some data science specific skills. Coursera just recently launched a course specifically devoted to Data Science. It is titled: Introduction to Data Science. The course is being taught by Bill Howe of the University of Washington’s eScience Institute. I believe this course is an excellent place to start. I am very excited about this course.
Other Data Science Learning Resources
Here is a listing of other materials that could be helpful to learning data science.
- http://datascienc.es – A course at University of California Berkeley
- Any Machine Learning or Data Analysis course from Coursera
- Free Data Science eBook
+1! I recently completed a course “Data Intensive Computing in the cloud” at UW w/ Bill Howe, Great professor! I am looking forward to this course as well 🙂
Did you complete that course online or on-campus? I am not familiar with Dr. Howe, so I am glad you speak highly of him.
Yes, I completed the course (certificate in cloud computing) online.