The increasing availability of data has created a sea change in the way we build interactive systems. It is possible to easily access information about a person’s activities, online and offline, about the state of the world around them, and about the activities of other people connected to them either directly or through their use of shared resources. This information can help to contextualize interaction, support inference, provide recommendations, or be directly investigated by the user themselves. The goal of this course is to provide you with the tools to build data-driven interactive systems and explore the new opportunities enabled by this data through a combination of guest lectures, discussion of current literature, and practical skills development. Over the course of the semester, you will learn about the entire data pipeline from sensing to cleaning data to different forms of analysis and computation. 

Recent Announcements

  • Psych Journal Bans Significance Testing! Apropos of our recent discussions about how a p value should and should not be used: [link to article]"The journal, Basic and Applied Social Psychology (BASP), has banned the ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2015, 4:50 PM by Jen Mankoff
  • Ideas for Project 1? From http://challengepost.com/: Our Big Data for Social Good (Hadoop, open data, dataviz), Ebbe Nielsen (bioinformatics), MoxoHack(communication), and 20JS (Javascript) challenges all end inless than 2 weeks ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2015, 10:54 AM by Jen Mankoff
  • Summary of Byte 3 Hi folks,I was very excited by the varied and amazing projects you pulled off for Byte 3. Nice job, folks! Here are some highlights:Some of you experimented with ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2015, 10:27 AM by Jen Mankoff
  • Interesting talk on personalized medicine SCS Faculty Candidate: Assaf GottliebMonday, February 23rd 10 AM GHC 6115             Host: Carl KingsfordPersonalized medicine using patient similarities    Abstract: Clinical guidelines has vastly improved medical treatment. However ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2015, 10:27 AM by Jen Mankoff
  • Byte 2 Results: Data Cleaning and Exploration Hi folks,I spent a little time today looking over what you handed in for Byte 2. Fascinating stuff. Some really nice websites as well as insights. Not about cats ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2015, 7:27 PM by Jen Mankoff
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