Crash course Data Science for employees of Ministry I&M
In the autumn of 2016, the Leiden Centre of Data Science (LCDS) organized a crash course Data Science for employees of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment (I&M). The certificates were awarded on January 24th, 2017.
In the six-day course, various topics were discussed: first knowledge representation, data mining and statistics, and then networks, visualization & web 2.0 and anomaly detection. The course was given by researchers and professors from LCDS and the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS): Cor Veenman, Arno Knobbe, Frank Takes, Matthijs van Leeuwen, Fons Verbeek, Katy Wolstencroft and Wojtek Kowalczyk.
On Tuesday, January 24th, LCDS director Jaap van den Herik and I&M director Jos van Wesemael awarded the certificates to the participants. Van den Herik: ‘It was inspiring to organize this course for employees of the Ministry, who deal with topics related to data science in their professional practice. We are looking at how we can continue cooperation with the Ministry of I&M in the future.’