Course code INF221

INF221 Computer Science for Data Scientists

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Course responsible: Hans Ekkehard Plesser
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the autumn parallel. This course has teaching and exam during the autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2017H
Course contents:
This subject provides knowledge about mathematical foundations for the analysis of algorithms, central algorithms and data structures, methods for the analysis of performance and the proof of correctness of such algorithms and data structures, as well as about key problem solving strategies. It also develops your ability fo apply and evaluate algorithms and data structures. The subject furthermore provides an introduction to parallel problem solving strageties, modern system architecture and principal concepts in data security.
Learning outcome:
Upon completion of this course you will be able to analyse the performance and correctness of algorithms and data structures, to evaluate which data structures are suitable for given purposes, and know essential problem solving strategies. You will know about key approaches to parallel solutions to problems, the basics of modern system architecture and concepts in data security.
Learning activities:
Course material is presented and discussed in lectures. In tutoring sessions you perform analyses under supervision. In a term paper, you perform and report an analysis on your own.
Teaching support:
Guidance during tutoring sessions.
Will be announced ahead of the course start.

INF120 or comparable programming competence, preferably in Python.

MATH111 or a comparable calculus course.

Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Approved mandatory exercises and approved term paper. Details will be given at the beginning of the course.
Written exam, 3 hours. A-F.
Nominal workload:
300 hours: Lectures 13x4 hours = 52 hours, exercises under supervision 13x2 hours = 26 hours, work on mandatory activity 120 hours, self study 102 hours
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science.
Reduction of credits:
10 credits with INF220 taught before 2010.
Type of course:
52 hours of lectures, 26 hours of exercises
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidat's exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F