Part 2 - Intro to Data Science
Part 1 - Python Intensive. If you have prior coding experience, we may be able to waive this requirement. Please contact us to find out more.
Graduates of this course gain the skills and experience which will enable them to take part in the National Data Science Challenge Competition organised by Shopee. Please note that you have to register for this competition separately on the competition website by 9 February 2019.
Data Science involves using computers to extract insights from data, enabling us to make better decisions in every imaginable situation. When done right, data science is the foundation for many of the cutting edge technologies emerging around us today like self-driving cars, chatbots, robo-trading systems and world-champion beating chess AIs.
As a discipline, Data Science lies at the intersection of Computer Science and Statistics. For this coding course, we will assume that you have a mathematical/statistical background equivalent to having taken one of the following:
If you do not have this background, you may want to consider our 1-day Computational Statistics for Machine Learning course where we will cover this material (please contact us to find out more).
The course targets a Pre-U audience - if you are currently a university student or a working professional, you might find some of the training programmes offered by the other partners listed on the Shopee NDSC website more appropriate.
Cheng Wei is an avid Machine Learning practitioner - as a former Data Scientist at PwC, he applied his magic to building smart applications in areas as diverse as healthcare, language recognition and tax efficiency. Armed with serious Python, R, and SQL skills forged in academia and industry, as well as a penchant for geeking out at the every opportune moment, he strives to help teach and inspire the next generation of budding Machine Learning experts at SG Code Campus!
Germaine is SG Code Campus’ resident Doctor and chief brainiac - after graduating with both her undergraduate degree and doctorate in Bioengineering from Berkeley, Germaine then placed her considerable talents and intellect to working in scientific research at A*STAR, where her work in bioinformatics, biostatistics, data analysis and robotics saw her applying her coding and engineering skills gained in school to heavy practical use. She believes that the key to engineering solutions to the world’s most complex problems is a multi-faceted approach where hard engineering skills are paired with an awareness and empathy for the people whose lives we seek to impact. It is this ethos that Germaine seeks to instil in each and every student that passes through our doors.
Siu's passion for coding has its humble beginnings in high school, when she taught herself the basics of Java to make simple text-based games just to amuse her friends. Hungry for more, she pursued her interest in Computer Science throughout her degree, and is still fascinated by how even simple algorithms can solve seemingly complex problems.
Siu has a penchant for breaking problems down into a simpler, solvable parts, which explains her love of math and cryptic crosswords, as well as her decision to specialise in Operations Research - a discipline that deals with the use of advanced analytical methods to help organisations make better decisions. An adventurer at heart, Siu enjoys learning by exploring (she is currently teaching herself how to play the piano!) and especially enjoys picking up new skills that allow her to create novel things. Although snakes are her favourite animal (she finds it funny how they're so smooth), she tends to favour Java over Python as a programming language, because she is first and foremost a coffee lover.
In joining the Code Campus team, Siu hopes to encourage more young people to develop greater confidence with technology, as well as the same sense of playful experimentation that drives her.