Data Science Capstone

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Course 10 of 10 in the Data Science Specialization

The capstone project class will allow students to create a usable/public data product that can be used to show your skills to potential employers. Projects will be drawn from real-world problems and will be conducted with industry, government, and academic partners.
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Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-9 hours/week
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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Apply your exploratory data analysis skills
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    Build an efficient and accurate prediction model
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    Create a useful data product for the public
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    Produce a presentation deck to showcase your findings

Skills you will gain

R ProgrammingData ScienceNatural Language ProcessingMachine Learning
Globe

100% online course

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Clock

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-9 hours/week
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English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Overview, Understanding the Problem, and Getting the Data

This week, we introduce the project so you can get a clear grip on the problem at hand and begin working with the dataset....
Reading
7 videos (Total 20 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Welcome from SwiftKey1m
You Are a Data Scientist Now1m
Introduction to Task 0: Understanding the Problem1m
Introduction to Task 1: Getting and Cleaning the Data1m
Regular Expressions: Part 1 (Optional)5m
Regular Expressions: Part 2 (Optional)8m
Reading5 readings
Project Overview10m
Syllabus10m
Task 0 - Understanding the problem10m
About the Copora10m
Task 1 - Getting and cleaning the data10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 1: Getting Started12m

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Section
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2 hours to complete

Exploratory Data Analysis and Modeling

This week, we move on to the next tasks, exploratory data analysis and modeling. You'll also submit your milestone report and review submissions from your classmates....
Reading
2 videos (Total 3 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Introduction to Task 3: Modeling1m
Reading2 readings
Task 2 - Exploratory Data Analysis10m
Task 3 - Modeling10m

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Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Prediction Model

This week, you'll build and evaluate your prediction model. The goal is to make your model efficient and accurate. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 readings
Task 4 - Prediction Model10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 2: Natural language processing I20m

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Creative Exploration

This week's goal is to improve the predictive accuracy while reducing computational runtime and model complexity....
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 readings
Task 5 - Creative Exploration10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 3: Natural language processing II20m

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Section
Clock
11 minutes to complete

Data Product

This week, you'll work on developing the first component of your final project, your data product. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 1 reading
Reading1 readings
Task 6 - Data Product10m

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Section
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11 minutes to complete

Slide Deck

This week, you'll work on developing the second component of your final project, a slide deck to accompany your data product. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 1 reading
Reading1 readings
Task 7 - Slide Deck10m

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Section
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2 hours to complete

Final Project Submission and Evaluation

This week, you'll submit your final project and review the work of your classmates....
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 1 quiz
Video1 videos
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Top Reviews

By NTMar 5th 2018

Capstone did provide a true test of Data Analytics skills. Its like a being left alone in a jungle to survive for a month. Either you succumb to nature or come out alive with a smile and confidence.

By PFApr 25th 2016

Well-paced, highly structured Capstone that allowed me to put to the test the skills I honed during the 9 previous courses in the JHU Data Science specialization. Strongly recommended.

Instructors

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Jeff Leek, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics
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Roger D. Peng, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics
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Brian Caffo, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics

About Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

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