The course covers the following topics:
What is big data?
Measuring and predicting behaviour with big data
Big data and the stock markets
Big data, crime and conflict
Big data and health
Big data and happiness
Big data, mobility and disasters
The course will also acquire some basic practical skills for data science, learning to write basic programs in R, create basic data visualisations and carry out simple analyses.
Starts 7 March, 2016.