DePaul's MS in Predictive Analytics (MS PA) graduates develop both analytical skills and business acumen through taking courses in analytics, data mining and marketing. The MS PA prepares professionals to be leaders in the analytics field. Students learn the technical skills to conduct advanced analyses, develop communication skills to effectively present technical results to business clients, and are able to translate client needs into analytic tasks.
The curriculum also includes working on real-world analytic problems to assist companies and organizations with data analytics needs that partner with the DePaul Data Mining and Predictive Analytics center (DaMPA). Students can complete the degree entirely online, allowing out-of- state students access to the same course content and faculty expertise as on-campus students. Learn more at the DePaul/DaMPA website.
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The MS PA program is developing new courses focusing on the rise of big data and analytical processing tools, including Hadoop, to be launched in the fall of 2012. Professor Alexander Rasin commented, "The volume of data available in most organizations today has already exceeded the processing capacity of traditional analytic tools. There will be an increasing demand for professionals who have the skills necessary to keep up with big data. This is what drove us to design a course that will examine the modern tools available for mining massive amounts of data". Students will learn a variety of techniques, including deploying Hadoop on a networked machine cluster, using Hive and Mahout, and ways to optimize the data analytic task performance. The course will emphasize hands-on experience of mining large data sets using cloud-based machines.
DePaul MS PA students have also been gaining real-world analytical experience on a variety of projects with program partners including the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and The Big Shoulders Foundation. These projects include elements of predictive modeling and in the case of the CPD work, developing techniques to predict crime and property theft recovery rates. If you are interested in working with DePaul MS PA students and the DaMPA Center, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DePaul Center for Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
College of Computing and Digital Media
243 S. Wabash Ave
Chicago IL 60604
For information please contact Dr. Daniela Raicu:
Phone: 312 362-5512