Coping with the Big Data Demand by Educating
Data Scientists of the Future

Dr. Kurt Stockinger
Associate Professor of Com...
Zurich Univeristy of Applied Sciences
•  Dates back to Technikum in Winterthur, Switzerland
•  Founded in 1874
•  Since 20...
140,000-190,000 Data Scientists Missing
in 2018 in the US Only

3
Zürcher Fachhochschule
Definition of Data Science

Definition of data science [Wikipedia]:
Incorporates math, statistics, data engineering, patte...
Google Trends “Data Scientist”

5
Zürcher Fachhochschule
The Major Waves of the Data Tsunami

Wave 1 - Large-Scale Science:
CERN – High Energy Physics
Astrophysics
Bioinformatics
...
Data Science Opportunities

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Zürcher Fachhochschule
Datalab = Data Science @ ZHAW

•  One of the first Data Science Labs in Europe
•  Collaboration of computer scientists, st...
Our Definition of Data Scientist

T. Stadelmann, K. Stockinger, M. Braschler, M. Cieliebak, G. Baudinot, O. Dürr, A. Rucks...
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10
Zürcher Fachhochschule
DAS Data Science with

Precision

Diploma of Advanced Studies – planned start: fall 2014
Content – 3 modules (part time, o...
Summary

•  Data Science is currently one of the hottest fields in computer science
•  Data Science workshop in Winterthur...
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Coping with the Big Data Demand by Educating Data Scientists of the Future

  1. 1. Coping with the Big Data Demand by Educating Data Scientists of the Future Dr. Kurt Stockinger Associate Professor of Computer Science Zurich University of Applied Sciences Dec. 4, 2013 @ Big Data World Congress, Munich, Germany Zürcher Fachhochschule
  2. 2. Zurich Univeristy of Applied Sciences •  Dates back to Technikum in Winterthur, Switzerland •  Founded in 1874 •  Since 2007 it is called ZHAW: •  Integration of various universities of applied sciences in canton Zurich •  Largest university of applied sciences in Switzerland with more than 10,000 students •  Campuses in Zurich, Winterthur and Wädenswil •  Most famous lecturer: •  1901: Albert Einstein 2 Zürcher Fachhochschule
  3. 3. 140,000-190,000 Data Scientists Missing in 2018 in the US Only 3 Zürcher Fachhochschule
  4. 4. Definition of Data Science Definition of data science [Wikipedia]: Incorporates math, statistics, data engineering, pattern recognition and learning, advanced computing, visualization, uncertainty modeling, data warehousing, and high performance computing. Used interchangeably with competitive intelligence or business analytics. 4 Zürcher Fachhochschule
  5. 5. Google Trends “Data Scientist” 5 Zürcher Fachhochschule
  6. 6. The Major Waves of the Data Tsunami Wave 1 - Large-Scale Science: CERN – High Energy Physics Astrophysics Bioinformatics Wave 2 – Web companies: Search engines: Google, Yahoo eCommerce: Amazon, eBay Wave 3 - Social Networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn 6 Zürcher Fachhochschule
  7. 7. Data Science Opportunities 7 7 Zürcher Fachhochschule
  8. 8. Datalab = Data Science @ ZHAW •  One of the first Data Science Labs in Europe •  Collaboration of computer scientists, statisticians, mathematicians and physicists for solving Data Science problemens: •  Institut for Applied Information Technology •  www.init.zhaw.ch •  Institut for Data Analysis and Process Design •  www.idp.zhaw.ch 8 Zürcher Fachhochschule
  9. 9. Our Definition of Data Scientist T. Stadelmann, K. Stockinger, M. Braschler, M. Cieliebak, G. Baudinot, O. Dürr, A. Ruckstuhl, Applied Data Science in Europe. In: European Computer Science Summit. ECSS 2013. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IEEE. http://pd.zhaw.ch/publikation/upload/204718.pdf 9 Zürcher Fachhochschule
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  11. 11. DAS Data Science with Precision Diploma of Advanced Studies – planned start: fall 2014 Content – 3 modules (part time, one afternoon + evening per week): •  CAS Information Engineering: •  Information Retrieval & Text Analysis •  Data Warehousing & Big Data •  CAS Data Analysis: •  Statisticis •  Regression Analysis, Clustering, Classification •  Data Science Applications: •  Machine Learning •  Data Visualization •  Data Protection Laws and Data Security 11 Zürcher Fachhochschule
  12. 12. Summary •  Data Science is currently one of the hottest fields in computer science •  Data Science workshop in Winterthur, March 2014 •  Data Scientists are a very rare but highly demanded “species” •  We are working on a curriculum for educating data scientists. •  DAS Data Science planned for fall semester 2014 •  Contact: •  Kurt.Stockinger@zhaw.ch 12 Zürcher Fachhochschule

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