Workshop on Undergraduate Education of Data Science


January 18(Wed), 19(Thu), 2017

“Shikon Shosai Kan” Building (Building for Interdisciplinary Research)

Hikone Campus, Shiga University, Japan

Access: https://www.ds.shiga-u.ac.jp/en/access/

Purpose of the workshop: In April of 2017, Shiga University is launching a new faculty of data science with 100 undergraduate students in each year. Students learn statistics and computer science as essential skills and furthermore they learn how to extract value from real data in various fields, such as business, healthcare, education and environment.  We will present the idea and the curriculum of the new faculty of Shiga University and discuss needs for data scientists in Japan and other countries.

Confirmed Speakers:

Christopher M. Hans, Co-Director, Data Analytics Major, College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio State University, USA

Myung-Hoe Huh, Statistics Department, Korea University, Korea

Ruttikorn Varakulsiripunth, Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology

Sanjay Chaudhuri, National University of Singapore

Lim Tiong Wee, National University of Singapore

Jimmy Doi, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Yuan Wei, Renmin University of China

Akimichi Takemura, The Center for Data Science Education and Research, Shiga University, Japan

Schedule of the workshop

“Workshop on Undergraduate Education of Data Science”

January 18 and 19, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

10:00                    Opening

10:10-11:00          Christopher HANS, Ohio State University

 "An Overview of Ohio State University's Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Major in Data Analytics"

11:10-11:50           Myung-Hoe HUH, Korea University

"Challenges for 'New' Data Science"

12:00-12:30           Ruttikorn VARAKULSIRIPUNTH, Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology

"IT Education and Trend of Data Science in Thailand"

12:30-13:50           LUNCH BREAK

13:50-14:40          AkimichiTAKEMURA, Shiga University

"Design of Data Science Curriculum of Shiga University"

14:50-15:20          Hidetoshi MATSUI, Shiga University

"An Overview of Courses on Statistics in Data Science Curriculum"

15:20-15:50          Xiaokang ZHOU, Shiga University

"An Overview of Courses on Computer Science in Data Science Curriculum"

16:20-16:50          Kazumi WADA, National Statistics Center

"Overview of Services Provided by National Statistics Center and Research Activities"

16:50-17:20          Makoto SHIMIZU, Statistical Research and Training Institute

"Activities of Statistical Research and Training Institute"

Thursday, January 19, 2017

10:00-10:50           Sanjay CHAUDHURI and LIM Tiong Wee, National University of Singapore

"Data Science and Analytics: From Hard Data to Useful Insights"

11:00-11:40           Jimmy DOI, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

"Statistical Computing Curriculum and Pedagogy at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo"

11:50-12:30           YUAN Wei, Renmin University of China

"Big Data Analytics Education via a New Cross-University Collaborative Program in Beijing"

12:30-13:50           LUNCH BREAK

13:50-14:30           Yasuto YOSHIZOE, Aoyama Gakuin University

"Achievements and Prospects of JINSE (Japanese Inter-university Network for Statistical Education)"

14:40-15:20          Yoshinori KAWASAKI, the Institute of Statistical Mathematics

"Fostering and Promoting Statistical Thinking at the Institute of Statistical Mathematics"

15:30-16:45          Panel Discussion

Moderator: Shizue Izumi

Panelist:  Christopher HANS, Ohio State University
                 Sanjay CHAUDHURI, National University of Singapore
                 Jimmy DOI, California Polytechnic State University
                 YUAN Wei, Renmin University of China
                 Makoto SHIMIZU, Statistical Research and Training Institute
                 Yoshinori KAWASAKI, the Institute of Statistical Mathematics
                 Akimichi TAKEMURA, Shiga University