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Oct 6: Statistics in Practice

Statistics in Practice

In our Briefing this week, we take a look at unemployment insurance fraud and a statistical tool for catching the crooks. Our course spotlight is on:

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Peter Bruce

Founder, Author, and Senior Scientist

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Unemployment Insurance Fraud – Catching the Crooks

The Covid recession has produced a huge increase in unemployment insurance claims, especially fraudulent ones. Read about the Nigerian mule ring that has moved in to take advantage of the situation, and get an inside look at a statistical tool to catch[…]

Student Spotlight

Jessica Sproviero

Meet Jessica Sproviero who has been working for several years in finance (asst. VP at Merrill Financial Services) while pursuing a data science degree at Thomas Edison State University (TESU) […]

Course Spotlight

Oct 23 – Nov 20:  Spatial Statistics for GIS Using R

Spatial data are everywhere. Spatial Statistics for GIS Using R gets behind the map to ask about the data that are mapped and pose questions about the patterns we see. In this course, you will learn about the relationship between maps and the data they represent and how such data are coded in the R environment.  When you take this course, you have the unique opportunity to learn and ask questions from a true expert in the field. This course is taught by Prof David Unwin, a recipient of the distinguished service award by the Association of American Geographers.  It uses the text, Geographic Information Analysis 2nd Edition which he co-authored.

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This course could be used in the Programming for Data Science Certificate Program (below).

Certificate Spotlight

Programming for Data Science

In this data-driven world, programmers are a hot commodity and needed to create predictive models, develop visualizations, design machine learning algorithms, and integrate statistical methods for businesses around the globe.

The core curriculum, taught by leading experts in this industry, covers everything from programming fundamentals to database queries, as well as a deep dive in predictive and customer analytics so you can apply your skills immediately at your current job or leverage them as your career dictates.

Please note: The Programming for Data Science Certificate Program is available in four levels. Be sure to choose the one that is right for you:

Novice Python Programmers | Python Experienced Programmers | Novice R Programmers | Experienced R Programmers

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Spatial GIS

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