This course will give us an introduction to data science/analysis and machine learning techniques. We will learn how to obtain data, preprocess it, apply machine learning methods, and visualize the results. After completing this course, we will be able to perform complex data science projects using modern statistical programming languages and libraries. This class will be important for us to feel out this sub-field of computer science. “Big data” is a booming business right now and if we have some knowledge of this field and it’s tools it will make us more employable. It’s also good to know so we can incorporate data science into a software project if we want.