The Two Fundamental Questions of Data Science

Time:

Coming Soon!

Location:
Terry Executive Education Center
3475 Lenox Road, Atlanta, GA 30326
Cost:

$1,095

About The Two Fundamental Questions of Data Science

While the world of data analytics may seem daunting, at its core, it doesn’t have to be complex. The usefulness of data is not in fancy algorithms, but rather in making informed decisions. 

And it turns out that the vast majority of organizational data-driven decisions fall into one of two categories: regression, which uses observations to understand or predict other observations, or classification, which seeks to place observations into groups, again with the goal of increasing understanding. 

In this seminar, we will introduce both of these types of analyses and explore specific toolsets that anyone can use to support decision making. We’ll get our hands dirty solving real-world problems and develop capacity to put these tools to work in your own context right away.

  • Introduction to R and R Studies
  • Regression problems
  • Classification problems
  • Validation

 

Gregory Todd Jones, PhD. 

Dr. Gregory Todd Jones teaches statistics, data science, and decision making at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business. He has been honored many times for teaching innovation– by his department, his college, the university, and, most importantly, his students, who recently selected him their favorite professor of their MBA program. Dr. Jones also consults on analytics and decision making, having served many of the Fortune 500, start-ups, non-profits, and numerous governmental agencies.

 The world is now awash in data
 and we can see consumers in a lot clearer ways.

Max Levchin, PayPal co-founder

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Gregory Todd Jones, PhD
Lecturer Terry College of Business

Gregory Todd Jones, PhD teaches and also consults on analytics and decision making, having served many of the Fortune 500, start-ups, non-profits, and numerous governmental agencies.