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DAT405 - Introduction to data science and AI  
Introduktion till data science och AI
 
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-17 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPDSC
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Software Engineering, Mathematics
Department: 37 - COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING


Course round 1


Teaching language: English
Application code: 87117
Open for exchange students: Yes
Status, available places (updated regularly): Yes

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0119 Written and oral assignments 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

MPDSC DATA SCIENCE AND AI, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Marina Axelson-Fisk

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Course round 2


Teaching language: English
Application code: 87116
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: D

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0119 Written and oral assignments 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 2 (elective)
TKSAM CIVIL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TIDAL COMPUTER ENGINEERING - AI - Machine learning , Year 3 (compulsory)
TKAUT AUTOMATION AND MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKELT ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)
MPALG COMPUTER SCIENCE - ALGORITHMS, LANGUAGES AND LOGIC, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPALG COMPUTER SCIENCE - ALGORITHMS, LANGUAGES AND LOGIC, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPEPO SUSTAINABLE ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING AND ELECTROMOBILITY, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPCSN COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPCSN COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Claes Strannegård

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Course round 3


Teaching language: English
Application code: 87114
Open for exchange students: Yes

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0119 Written and oral assignments 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

MPSOF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPHPC HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTER SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPMOB MOBILITY ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 2 (elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKSAM CIVIL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKAUT AUTOMATION AND MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKDAT COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKELT ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)
MPALG COMPUTER SCIENCE - ALGORITHMS, LANGUAGES AND LOGIC, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPDES INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPEPO SUSTAINABLE ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING AND ELECTROMOBILITY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Claes Strannegård


Course round 4


Teaching language: English
Application code: 87123
Open for exchange students: Yes

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0119 Written and oral assignments 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

MPMOB MOBILITY ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
TKGBS GLOBAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, Year 2 (compulsory)
TKELT ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)
MPEPO SUSTAINABLE ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING AND ELECTROMOBILITY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Dag Wedelin



Eligibility

General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

A course in programming in a general-purpose language (e.g. C/C++/Java/Python or similar) and/or familiarity with mathematical software like e.g. MATLAB from other courses. One course in mathematics (e.g. calculus, linear algebra, applied mathematical thinking), and one course in mathematical statistics.

Aim

The course gives a broad introduction to various techniques and theories used in Data Science and AI, with particular focus on their practical applications.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

On successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
 
Knowledge and understanding
  • describe fundamental types of problems and main approaches in data science and AI
  • give examples of data science and AI applications from different contexts 
  • give examples of how stochastic models and machine learning (ML) are applied in data science and AI
  • explain basic concepts in classical AI, and the relationship between logical and data driven, ML-based approaches within AI.
  • briefly explain the historical development of AI, what is possible today and discuss possible future development.
Skills and abilities
  • use appropriate programming libraries and techniques to implement basic transformations, visualizations and analyses of example data 
  • identify appropriate types of analysis problems for some concrete data science applications 
  • implement some types of stochastic models and apply them in data science and AI applications
  • implement and/or use AI-tools for search, planning and problem solving
  • apply simple machine learning methods implemented in a standard library
Judgement and approach
  • justify which type of statistical method is applicable for the most common types of experiments in data science applications 
  • discuss advantages and drawbacks of different types of approaches and models within data science and AI.
  • reflect on inherent limitations of data science methods and how the misuse of statistical techniques can lead to dubious conclusions 
  • critically analyze and discuss data science and AI applications with respect to ethics, privacy and societal impact
  • show a reflective attitude in all learning

Content

During the course, a wide selection of methods for Data Science and AI will be introduced. The course is divided into three parts:

Introduction to data science
  • Implementation of data science solutions, using Python, basic data analysis and visualization.
  • Introduction of the data science process, and appropriate methodology.
  • Examples of core data science methods with case studies such as in clustering, classification and regression.
  • Data science put in context regarding ethics, regulations and limitations.
Statistical methods for data science and AI
  • Introduction of some common stochastic models with examples of applications in data science and AI (for instance, naive Bayes classifiers, topic models for text and Hidden Markov Models for sequence data).
Artificial Intelligence
  • Introduction to classical AI and machine learning, including the relationship to related areas such as algorithms and optimization, and AI philosophy.
  • Examples of methods and applications of AI, in classical AI (search and constraint satisfaction), and ML-based (search engines, naive Bayes and neural networks)
  • Discussion of ethics and societal impact of AI.

Organisation

Lectures and seminars together with assignments that are done in pairs. Usually there will be one assignment each week.

Examination including compulsory elements

The course is examined through compulsory written assignments. Compulsory lectures and seminars may occur and will be stated in the Course PM. Possible grades are Fail, 3, 4, and 5. 

To pass the course, all compulsory parts must be passed. For a higher grade, a higher weighted average on the compulsory parts is required. To enable individual grading, students will in writing state their respective contributions within the group.


The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.


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