- Code EMSC4123
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Earth Sciences
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Earth and Marine Science
- Areas of interest Earth and Marine Sciences, Algorithms and Data, Earth Physics, Geology, Environmental Science
This course is for Honours students
Data science is the most powerful tool we have for separating scientific fact from fiction. The aim of this course is to provide an advanced background in statistical and computational techniques that are useful in the analysis and characterisation of Earth Science data. A focus will be placed on conceptual understanding of how specific data science techniques work and the situations in which they can and cannot be applied. The course will focus on practical examples, providing the opportunity for hands-on learning through the processing of data sets with Python. Specific topics to be discussed in lectures will include: hypothesis testing, regression, cluster analysis, dimension reduction techniques, error propagation, Monte Carlohods and solving problems with random numbers, bootstrapping, fitting parameters and probabilistic inference.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand the theoretical and practical aspects of a suite of statistical techniques employed commonly in quantitative Earth Science research.
- Evaluate Earth Science data sets in a critical manner using appropriate analysis techniques.
- Assess the quality of data needed to obtain specific goals.
- Critique the advantages, disadvantages and applicability of data science techniques to a range of problems in the Earth Sciences.
- Communicate effectively a variety of data science tools as applicable to Earth Science research problems.
- Homework Data set Processing Assignment 1, includes a presentation (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Homework Data set Processing Assignment 2, includes a presentation (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to-face component which consists of 4 x 3-hour seminars/workshops for six weeks.
- Approximately 58 hours of self-directed study which will include preparation for the seminars, presentations, and other assessment tasks.
No specific inherent requirements have been identified for this course
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Research School of Earth Sciences to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
A reading list will be provided during the course.
Assumed KnowledgeBasic knowledge of Mathematics
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|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|22 Jul 2024
|29 Jul 2024
|31 Aug 2024
|25 Oct 2024