MIS 0855-006: Data Science Fall 2018

Section 006, Instructor: Sezgin Ayabakan

Assignment 2: Cleaning a Data Set

Assignment 2 is due Friday October 26 at 11:59PM. Here are the instructions (in Word).  Make sure you read them carefully!  This is an assignment that should be done individually.

And here is the data file you’ll need: VandelayOrders(Jan).xlsx.

When your assignment is complete, you’re going to submit both files (answer sheet in .docx or .pdf format, and cleaned .xlsx file) through Canvas

Study Guide for Exam 1

Here is the study guide for the first exam.

Couple of items for your attention:

Exam info:

  • Day: Oct 5, Friday
  • Time: Between 9:00am and 9:50am
  • Location: Alter 232
  • Closed-book and -notes. No computers.

I will hold an exam review sessions on Monday and Wednesday during our regular class time and location.

Extra Credit Assignment – Comcast NBCUniversal Analytics Challenge

Temple is hosting a university-wide data visualization contest–Comcast NBCUniversal Analytics Challenge.

Guideline for participation is posted here. Participation rules:

  • Any student currently enrolled at Temple University can participate.
    • PhD students may not enter.
  • Work individually or in teams.
  • No registration required.
  • Choose one of the three challenges and address one or more of the questions for that challenge.

You can pick any of these three challenges:

  1. Comcast NBCUniversal: How can media companies align with esports?
  2. AmerisourceBergen: Why do pharmacies buy drugs from non-primary vendors
  3. Alexion: Who are the winners and losers in healthcare funding and payments?

Follow the guideline for further details and what and how to submit your work.

Extra credit rule:

  • Once you submit, email me your submission to get an extra credit.
  • If your submission is comprehensive enough (addressing the question asked by the company), you will receive 5 points towards your lowest exam score. Simply, your lowest exam score will be increased by 5 points.
  • Last day to submit your work to the challenge is Oct 31.

Other possible benefits:

There are multiple categories to win and if you win in any of those categories you will receive a cash prize 🙂 Total cash prize is $12,000 this year.


Office Hours

Sezgin Ayabakan, PhD (Instructor)

Office: Speakman 201B

Office hours: by appointment

ITA information

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Office: Alter 240G

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm