Data Science Engineering Program (PDF)
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Degree: Master of Science in Engineering With Certificate of Specialization in Data Science Engineering
Area Director: Prof. John Cho & Prof. Ali Sayed
The exponential growth of data generated by machines and humans present unprecedented challenges and opportunities. From the analysis of this “big data”, businesses can learn key insights about their customers to make informed business decisions. Scientists can discover previously unknown patterns hidden deep inside the mountains of data. In this program, students will learn key techniques used to design and build big data systems and gain familiarity with data-mining and machine-learning techniques that are the foundations behind successful information search, predictive analysis, smart personalization, and many other technology-based solutions to important problems in business and science.
Degree Requirements: At least nine courses are required (36 Units), 4 core courses in Data Science Engineering + 4-5 courses in a technical domain, and meet Comprehensive Exam Requirement. Please see comprehensive requirements below:
Fundamental Courses in Data Science Engineering : Core Courses: Select 4 courses from the following list:
COM SCI 143 Database Systems Prof. John Cho, or COM SCI 240A Databases and Knowledge Bases Prof. Carlo Zaniolo, email@example.com
COM SCI 249 Big Data Analytics Prof. Wei Wang, or EL ENGR 205A Matrix Analysis for Scientist and Engineers Prof. Alan Laub,
COM SCI 248 or EL ENGR 235 Big Data: Modeling and Mining the Web and Social Media Prof. Vwami Roychowdury,
The Remaining Electives Can be selected from an specialization within Data Science (4-5 )
Option 1: Database and Data Management
COM SCI 240A, COM SCI 240B, COM SCI 244A, COM SCI 246, COM SCI 249, EL ENGR 235A
Option 2: Inference and Learning from Data
COM SCI 262A, COM SCI 264A, COM SCI 269, COM SCI 289ML, COM SCI M231,
EL ENGR 210B, EL ENGR 232B, EL ENGR 238, STAT 218, STAT 201B, STAT 201C
Option 3: Applications to Vision, Speech and Bioinformatics
COM SCI 205, COM SCI 244, COM SCI M221, COM SCI M225, COM SCI M266AB, CM299, EL ENGR 214A, EL ENGR 214B, STAT231A/COM SCI 266A, STAT232B/COM SCI 266B, STAT 238
Option 4: Optimization and Statistical Analysis
EL ENGR 236A, EL ENGR 236B, EL ENGR 236C, EL ENGR 210B, EL ENGR 238, STAT 236, STAT 201B, STAT 202B, STAT 202C, STAT 204
COM SCI 145 Introduction to Data Mining Prof. Wei Wang,
EL ENGR 131A Probability and Statistics Prof. Lara Dolecek, firstname.lastname@example.org
COM SCI 249 Big Data Analytics Prof. Wei Wang,
COM SCI 260 Machine Learning Algorithms Prof. Ameet Talwalkar email@example.com
COM SCI 262A Learning and Reasoning with Bayesian Networks Prof. Adnan Darwiche, firstname.lastname@example.org
COM SCI 249 Big Data Systems Prof. Tyson Condie, email@example.com
COM SCI 246 Web Information Systems Prof. John Cho,
COM SCI 133, COM SCI 161, STAT 101C, STAT 102C, STAT 105, STAT C161
Comprehensive Exam Requirement
Students can meet the Comprehensive Exam Requirement in two ways: Choose (1 option below)
Take and Pass ENGR 299 Capstone Project course.
Take and pass three written exams for three different graduate level courses within the student’s area of specialization. The written exams are held concurrently with the final exam of the graduate level courses. Students may select which exams they would like to count towards the Comprehensive Exam requirement.
As long as you have met the requirements above the remaining courses may be selected from other Engineering departments. No approval is necessary
Students are expected to complete the degree within two academic years and one quarter, including two summer sessions. The maximum time allowed in this program is three academic years (nine quarters), excluding summer sessions.