DATA ANALYTICS AND MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS
In this age of ubiquitous data, how do we make sense of all this readily accessible but often overwhelming quantitative information that we encounter every day? To systematically extract insights from data? To “reason” with data? We can think of quantitative reasoning as applying a certain set of logic that allows us to work with data. The insights developed through such an application can help us to answer questions that we are invested in, to support or invalidate preconceived hypotheses, and provide evidence to advance our arguments.
Through this journey of reasoning quantitatively, we will illuminate how we can both be critical consumers, as well as actively engage with, this precious resource that is data.
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There are no course specific pre-requisites.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Undergraduate students who are keen to master data analytics skills, and learn how to reasoning with insights from data
MODE OF DELIVERY
18 hours of hybrid online programme, including asynchronous lessons, tutorials and a final project presentation.
MODE OF ASSESSMENT
- Continuous Assessment: Quiz
- Final Assessment: Group project
Dr Edmund Low
University Scholars Programme
National University of Singapore
Dr Edmund Low is a senior lecturer with the University Scholars Programme (USP) at the National University of Singapore. He has more than 14 years of academic and professional experience in the use of data-driven tools to answer questions in public health and the environment. His past projects include the use of programming and visual libraries to develop simulation models for automating workflow processes, and the setting up of remote environmental sensing systems to automate real-time continuous monitoring, for early incident warning. He currently heads the quantitative reasoning domain, and is also director of the Quantitative Reasoning Centre, at USP. As an educator, Edmund has received both the USP Teaching Excellence Award, as well as the NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award. Edmund holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Yale University.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Successful participants who complete all requirements of the programme including passing the assessment will receive a certificate of completion issued by NUS SCALE.
A sample of the certificate of completion can be found here:
Participants from the project team with the highest score for the group project will also receive a commendation letter. A sample is shown below:
14 January to 12 February 2023
in collaboration with Looker Education Group
For programme enquiries, please fill the form here.