INFO 5001: Computing for Information Science

This page contains an outline of the topics, content, and assignments for the semester. Note that this schedule will be updated as the semester progresses and the timeline of topics and assignments might be updated throughout the semester.

week dow date what topic prepare slides ae ae_sa hw hw_sa lab lab_sa exam project notes
1 Mon Aug 21 Lec 1 Welcome to INFO 5001
Wed Aug 23 Lec 2 Meet the toolkit
Fri Aug 25 Lab 0 Hello data science! lab00
2 Mon Aug 28 Lec 3 Grammar of graphics
Wed Aug 30 Lec 4 Visualizing various types of data
Fri Sep 1 Lab 1 Data visualization lab01 + hw01
3 Mon Sep 4 No class (Labor Day)
Wed Sep 6 Lec 5 Grammar of data wrangling
Fri Sep 8 Lab Git workflows (basics + merge conflicts)
4 Mon Sep 11 Lec 6 Working with multiple data frames
Wed Sep 13 Lec 7 Tidying data
Fri Sep 15 Lab 2 Data wrangling lab02 + hw02
5 Mon Sep 18 Lec 8 Data types and classes
Wed Sep 20 No class (at a conference)
Fri Sep 22 Lab 3 Data tidying lab03
6 Mon Sep 25 Lec 9 Importing and recoding data
Wed Sep 27 Lec 10 Recoding data + rowwise/columnwise operations
Fri Sep 29 Lab 4 Git workflows (branches + PRs) lab04 + hw03
7 Mon Oct 2 Lec 11 Getting data from the web: Scraping
Wed Oct 4 Lec 12 Functions
Fri Oct 6 Lab Develop project proposals proj-proposal
8 Mon Oct 9 No class (Fall Break)
Wed Oct 11 Lec 13 Iteration
Fri Oct 13 Lab 5 Functions + iteration lab05 + hw04
9 Mon Oct 16 Lec 14 Getting data from the web: APIs
Wed Oct 18 Lec 15 Rectangling data
Fri Oct 20 Lab Develop project exploration proj-explore
10 Mon Oct 23 Lec 16 Debugging tips + tools
Wed Oct 25 Lec 17 Reproducible project-based workflows
Fri Oct 27 No class (exam) exam
11 Mon Oct 30 Lec 18 Customizing Quarto reports and presentations
Wed Nov 1 Lec 19 Introduction to machine learning
Fri Nov 3 Lab No class (community restorative day) proj-draft
12 Mon Nov 6 Lec 20 Build better training data
Wed Nov 8 Lec 21 Tree-based inference and hyperparameter optimization
Fri Nov 10 Lab 6 Implement machine learning workflows lab06 + hw05
13 Mon Nov 13 Lec 22 Text analysis: fundamentals and sentiment analysis
Wed Nov 15 Lec 23 Text analysis: supervised text classification
Fri Nov 17 Lab Work on project peer review hw06 + proj-peer-eval
14 Mon Nov 20 Lec 24 Improving data communication
Wed Nov 22 No class (Thanksgiving Break)
Fri Nov 24 No class (Thanksgiving Break)
15 Mon Nov 27 Group project (office hours)
Wed Nov 29 Lec 25 Wrap-up: Where to go from here
Fri Dec 1 Lab Work on project (final components) proj-final
16 Mon Dec 4 Project presentations proj-final