Course in Data management and visualization

Data management and visualization 

This course will provide a hands-on approach to the process of transforming data into knowledge, including an overview of modern visual methods for working with large datasets, and simple statistical tools such as clustering / PCA analysis.

We will work with 2D data (maps and overlays from various data sources), 3D / 4D spatial survey, and virtual / augmented reality tools. Each course day is structured around a specific theme and case, and based on either scientific data or datasets from the outside world

This course will consist of a mixture of introductions to specific techniques followed by case-based applications based on a number of exercises. We will use large data sets from a range of areas. Participants will be able to interact with the teachers and discuss:

  • data cleaning and detection and removal of possible outliers
  • dataset fusion
  • graphical tools to describe data sets quantitatively (box plots, variance, trends)
  • simple statistical tools including clustering and principal component analysis
  • visualization and inspection of 3D and 4D datasets. Slicing and rendering. Overlay of multiple sources.
  • application of virtual and augmented reality for understanding and examining spatial data

Tools will include:

  • data handling, plotting, and analysis in Python
  • 3D visualization in Paraview

This course requires only a basic mathematical background. Participants should have a good understanding of at least one domain where data analysis and data-driven decision-making is relevant. Examples of such areas include but are not limited to the financial sector, public sector institutions, logistics, engineering, and medicine. Participants should be comfortable working with computers. Prior programming experience is an advantage but not a prerequisite.


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Course information - Data management and visualization

Duration: 5 days
Dates and time: August 17-21, 2020, 9 am - 4.30 pm
Price: EUR 2,680 (DKK 19,900) excl. Danish VAT. The price includes tuition, course material and full board during the course.
Language: English
Location: South Campus, Faculty of Law, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
Registration deadline: May 31, 2020
Contact: Copenhagen Summer University
+45 3533 3423