Application Deadline 4 Feb 2019
Start of Class 4 Mar 2019

Data Visualization and Storytelling


earthquakes
Earthquakes occur every day. You don't feel most of these earthquakes but sometimes huge earthquakes happen and can cost thousands of lives.
modern slavery
In 2016, it is estimated that around 46 million people in 167 countries are modern slaves.
foreign relationships
Have you ever wondered about the characteristics of Filipinos engaged in foreign relationships?
HIV
Developments on diagnosis, prevention, and policies that get to local headlines spark interest and curiosity over HIV among Filipinos.
standing extend life
Standing up and walking can extend your life by 5 years.
how well do you the Philippines
How well do you know the Philippines?
gender inequality
Women are employed less relative to men and they also earn less for similar work.
free speech
How would you balance free speech vs legitimacy?

Intro to DS: Selected Essays


"I think capturing skills needed for Data Science could be better represented by more than just one descriptive competency."

"... the Digital Innovation and Acceleration office will craft a sustainable Data Science Strategy that would best fit the model of our organization"

"... with a proper data strategy, an organization will determine what their business strategic ambitions are, what they can do with existing data and technology, and what possible data and technology can be derived from the existing."

"As an aspiring data professional, my focus should not be primarily on building models but on deriving business value."

"I imagine more companies, from huge conglomerates and startups to develop and transform in the coming years. Most of these companies will leverage data science to run the business or develop products or services."

"We need to build a team of “rhinos” who can work (and learn) together, focused on achieving the organization’s objectives."

"The learning I have derived has given me valuable knowledge that in my assessment are sufficient inputs and basis for decision making in starting a data strategy for a company."

Machine Learning


"Predicting Storm Trajectories using Machine Learning"

Predicting Storm Trajectories using Machine Learning

"Digitization via Classification: Implementing a Machine Learning Pipeline in Determining Handwritten Characters"

Digitization via Classification: Implementing a Machine Learning Pipeline in Determining Handwritten Characters

"Interplay of Basic Education Performance and Local Economic Indicators of Selected Areas in the Phiippines"

Interplay of Basic Education Performance and Local Economic Indicators of Selected Areas in the Phiippines

"Buy or Sell? A Machine Learning Approach to Trading"

Buy or Sell? A Machine Learning Approach to Trading

"I Gotta Feeling: A Song Recommendation Engine"

I Gotta Feeling: A Song Recommendation Engine

"Predictability of Mental Health Disorders in the IT Industry"

Predictability of Mental Health Disorders in the IT Industry

"Marathon Finish Time Prediction"

Marathon Finish Time Prediction

"Determining Success Factors for Startup Businesses"

Determining Success Factors for Startup Businesses

"Anticipating delays in outsourcing projects: What gets you off track?"

Anticipating delays in outsourcing projects: What gets you off track?

"Predicting City Competitiveness from select Urban Amenities"

Predicting City Competitiveness from select Urban Amenities

"Tide Prediction and Analysis using Machine Learning Techniques"

Tide Prediction and Analysis using Machine Learning Techniques

Applied Computational Statistics:
Bayesian Mini-Projects


"Chance that you will win the lottery in your lifetime if you are randomly betting 100 pesos daily?"

"Chance that genetic make-up variations will make humans and watermelons similar?"

"Chance that a smoker in the Philippines will die of cancer?"

"Chance that a person in X (location, age, etc.) will meet a person in Y (location, age, etc.) at a given time (day, year, etc.)?"

"Chance that you will be pregnant if you are using contraceptives and having sex daily?"

"Chance that the victims of EJK are from Class E?"

"Chance thet you will meet your soulmate?"

"Chance that you will be caught in color coding (as function of time)?"

"Chance that someone who got a Dengvaxia shot dies from it?"

"Chance that you will have a professor named Christopher?"

"Chance that a compnay CEO in the Philippiens was a high-school valedictorian?"