MIT Rolls Out Big Data Course for Professionals

Just how big is 'big data'? When the likes of MIT start offering online professional courses, you know itEUs hitting the mainstream.

MIT is offering its first such course, dubbed Tackling the Challenges of Big Data, starting March 4. The four-week online course is aimed at technical professionals and executives and will tackle topics from data collection, storage, and processing to analytics and visualization, as well as address a range of real-world applications. Twelve faculty experts from the world-renowned MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the School of Engineering will lead the course.

EUMIT Professional Education is pleased to be able to offer a unique and comprehensive online course addressing a very important challenge facing industry today,EU said Bhaskar Pant, executive director of MIT Professional Education. EUWith the teaching power of a EUwhoEUs whoEU list of thought leaders on the subject from CSAIL, I am confident this course will allow industry players to not only learn of new approaches to big data, but also spark innovative thinking among teams charged with finding solutions to big data challenges.EU

Truly Tapping Big Data

Tackling the Challenges of Big Data will be offered through MIT Professional Education, the arm of MIT that provides professional education and training for science, engineering, and technology professionals worldwide. It will be the first of a new line of professional programs called Online X Programs, to be delivered globally using the open-source online education platform edX.

EUBig data technologies will help us better understand and improve the world around us,EU said Daniela Rus, director of CSAIL, and co-director of the online course. EUTackling the Challenges of Big Data will provide a one-of-a-kind learning experience for professionals looking to learn about the tools and skills they need to solve their big data problems.EU

MIT said the course will enable companies and...

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