After completing this module, students will have:
- understanding of the principles of pattern recognition;
- understanding of data visualisation and machine learning;
- skills to design basic algorithms.
Over the last decades, the digital revolution has fundamentally changed our society. Digital technologies are ubiquitous and highly integrated into our daily lives. Tech-companies enable us to inform ourselves, move around, chat, listen to music, shop, or otherwise interact with others. Their influence on society and the market is undeniable. Online databases, digital visualisation tools and automated data analysis have become key tools to cope with the increasing scale and diversity of economically relevant information that is being accumulated.
The aim of this module is to improve our knowledge of the implications of digitisation for society, by getting some elementary knowledge about how digitisation works in the context of readily available big data. By using large data sets you will be confronted with methods of data visualisation, algorithms and machine learning yourself.
The module consists of four meetings. We will be following the BYOD (bring your own device) principle, so please bring your own laptop to the meetings.
This module is on operational skills and knowledge in digital technology.
It is complementary to the other LEG Skills Academy module, Data, algoritmen en digitaal bestuur (LEG.SA.002, in Dutch) which has a focus on reflective skills. You can register for both modules seperately as well.