***This course is part of the Micro-credential in Data Science Program. Ask about this program at contact@hpedsi.uh.edu.


Today, multiple resources such as Social Media/Healthcare applications/Banking Applications so on generate a large volume of data.

The first question which comes to our mind is how to make the data useful to help society.

This course has designed to help you familiarize yourself with some of the essential steps to begin analyzing the data and discovering the patterns on the dataset.

 It will include working on some real-world datasets covering skills such as

Data scraping, data pre-processing (data importing & cleaning), data wrangling (exploratory data analysis & data structuring), and applying statistical techniques to get ready for the machine learning algorithms.


Pre-requisites: Familiarity with Python Programming language 

Recommended: Intro to Linux/Cluster computing course provided by HPE DSI



Syllabus: Link to syllabus

Instructor: Ishita Sharma

Teaching Assistant: TBD

Date: 27th Aug 2024 - 1st Oct 2024

Time: Tues Thur 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Join Microsoft Teams with CODE

Capacity: 150

  • HPE DSI’s courses are free for UH System students from outside the Main Campus. However, these individuals must enroll in our courses at least three weeks before the courses starting date to allow for proper registration.


Clear Lake, Victoria, Downtown, Sugar Land, or Katy campuses

Attendees who are current UHS students, staff, or faculty from the Clear Lake, Victoria, Downtown, Sugar Land, or Katy campuses MUST fill in this credentials form at least three(3) weeks before the course start date. This will allow adequate time for processing your course access credentials before the first class.

Current UHS (all campuses) Student, Staff, or Faculty Registration Fee: Free.


UH Alumni and Non-UH Affiliates

Attendees who are not current UHS students, staff, or faculty will need to make a payment for the course prior to its commencement.

UH Alumni Registration Fee: $250.00.

Non-UH Affiliate Registration Fee: $250.00.

** Non-UH affiliates and alumni registering for the HPE DSI classes MUST:

(1) complete the payment of the course fees ($250.00 per course) at least three(3) weeks before course commencement using this link https://store.mynsm.uh.edu/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=402&search=261

(2) fill in this credentials form at least three(3) weeks before the course start date. This will allow adequate time to process your course access credentials before the first class.

 If you don't wish to continue participating in the course, Please use the option "Unenroll me" available at the right-hand pane on the course webpage to unenroll from the course. If you have questions, e-mail us at contact@hpedsi.uh.edu

** The following refund schedule applies:
More than three weeks before the start date: A cancellation fee of 10% of the total workshop cost applies.
Less than three weeks before the start date: A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Less than one week before the start date: A 25% cancellation fee applies.
48 hours or less before class starts: No refund is available.
All deposits and payments made are non-transferable. The HPE DSI cannot provide refunds, transfer payments, or offer makeup sessions for classes a student might miss, for any reason. If the HPE DSI has to cancel a workshop, you will receive a full refund.