What is Big Data? Big Data, Machine Learning Curriculum at USC Upstate

September 29, 2015 at 10:25 am

A joint meeting of the Math and Computer Science Club will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 30 to talk about Big Data and you’re invited.

The lecture titled “What Is Big Data? Big Data, Machine Learning Curriculum at USC Upstate,” will be give in Hodge 254 by Dr. Wei Zhong, associate professor of computer science.

Description: As more and more information is collected online and through the various forms of technology we use on a daily basis, demand increases for data scientists with the technical skills to make sense of these mountains of information.  It is estimated that 1.8 zetabytes of information are created each year (equivalent to roughly 200 billion two-hour HD movies), and this amount is expected to double each year.  According to Forbes magazine, demand for Computer Systems Analysts with big data expertise has increased by 89.9% in the last twelve months, and this trend is expected to continue into the foreseeable future with some projections predicting a shortage of 140,000-190,000 talented analysts in the area of big data analytics within the next five years.  With the mean salary for jobs in the data analytics field currently at $86,409, this means a lot of opportunities for high-paying jobs in the near future.  Come learn about big data, current trends in the field, job opportunities, and the curriculum at USC Upstate that can help you get started in this quickly-growing field.

Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m.