IBM is teaming with According to a release, the collaboration will help graduate students to develop critical IT skills for urban analysis, consumer behaviour, social networks, sentiment analysis, healthcare, and cyber and network security.
The Masters in Computing (Data Analytics) course content has been developed jointly by IBM and
"This new MSc programme will give students deep quantitative skills and technical expertise to apply analytics to real business problems. Cities today generate large volumes of data, and both IT managers and city leaders must understand the implications of the use of that data and how to create social and business value by extracting actionable insights from that data. These data and analytics challenges also exist in other industries, and students with these skills will have many career opportunities," says Dr
Technologies such as the Internet, social media and cloud computing are generating vast amounts of data. The ability to analyse Big Data has implications for industries as healthcare, retail, finance and transportation.
The data analytics sector, which is growing at 40 percent per annum worldwide, focuses on converting large amounts of raw data into valuable information through the use of statistical analysis and advanced software. The sector has been targeted for jobs growth as part of the 'Disruptive Reforms' in the Irish Government's Action Plan for Jobs 2013.
"With this growth rate, there will soon be a shortage of talented analysts who can help cities and organisations work with Big Data and analysis," says Professor
Big Data is a term for technology and services that harness the explosion of data coming from a growing number of resources - including data collected from smartphones and social networks, instrumentation and atmospheric readings to surveillance cameras and sensors.
Business Analytics is the science of translating vast amounts of complex data into clear, manageable information in order to make sound decisions. The technique of business analytics borrows from a variety of fields, including: operations research, statistics, information systems, machine learning and computer science.
The programme is designed for those with existing computing experience and graduates in mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics and other technical or quantitative backgrounds (e.g. economics, operations research or industrial engineering). Admitted students can enroll on a full-time (one-year) or part-time (two years) basis and will take classes on
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IBM is teaming with
According to a release, the collaboration will help graduate students to develop critical IT skills for urban analysis, consumer behaviour, social networks, sentiment analysis, healthcare, and cyber and network security.