About this Course
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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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Suggested: 4-9 hours/week

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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 ProgrammingNatural Language ProcessingData ScienceMachine Learning
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Suggested: 4-9 hours/week

Approx. 9 hours to complete
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English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

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 exercise
Quiz 1: Getting Started12m

2

Section
Clock
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

3

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 reading
Task 4 - Prediction Model10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 2: Natural language processing I20m

4

Section
Clock
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 reading
Task 5 - Creative Exploration10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 3: Natural language processing II20m
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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 SSMar 29th 2017

Wow i finally managed to finish the specialization!! definitely learned a lot and also found out difficulties in building predictors by trying to balancing speed, accuracy and memory constraints!!!

Instructors

Jeff Leek, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Roger D. Peng, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Brian Caffo, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health

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....

About the Data Science Specialization

Ask the right questions, manipulate data sets, and create visualizations to communicate results. This Specialization covers the concepts and tools you'll need throughout the entire data science pipeline, from asking the right kinds of questions to making inferences and publishing results. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills learned by building a data product using real-world data. At completion, students will have a portfolio demonstrating their mastery of the material....
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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