Five College Consortium

DataVisualization&Exploration

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Computer Science
Course Number: 
590V
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
In this course, students will learn the fundamental algorithmic and design principles of visualizing and exploring complex data. The course will cover multiple aspects of data presentation including human perception and design theory; algorithms for exploring patterns in data such as topic modeling, clustering, and dimensionality reduction. A wide range of statistical graphics and information visualization techniques will be covered. We will explore numerical data, relational data, temporal data, spatial data, graphs and text. Hands-on projects will be based on Python or JavaScript with D3. This course counts as a CS Elective toward the CS major (BA/BS).
Comments: 
Open to junior and senior Computer Science students who have completed either COMPSCI 220 or COMPSCI 230 with a grade of B or better. LECT 01 FOR UNDERGRADS; LECT 02 FOR GRADS. SEATS HELD IN LECT 02 FOR INCOMING STUDENT REGISTRATION. STUDENTS NEEDING SPECIAL PERMISSION MUST REQUEST OVERRIDES VIA THE ON-LINE FORM: https://www.cics.umass.edu/overrides.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
55545
Schedule #: 
55541

Course Sections

DataVisualization&Exploration
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Georges Grinstein M W F 1:25PM 2:15PM