SML 310 — Research Projects in Data Science

SML 310 Poster - Silhouettes of people pointing at a board with a chartOverview

A project-based seminar course in which students work individually or in small teams to tackle data science and machine learning problems, working with real-world datasets. The course emphasizes critical thinking about experiments and large dataset analysis and the ability to clearly communicate one's research. This course is intended to support students in developing the analytical skills necessary for quantitative independent work.  Students are not required to bring in their own project proposal and dataset for this course; however, if they do, students should consult with their home department about how this course could appropriately complement, but not replace, their independent work requirements.

Enrollment to the Course

For enrollment, please use this form: SML 310 Enrollment Form

Please submit applications as soon as possible. Applications  will be considered on an ongoing basis subject to space availability. Students will be notified by email of acceptance decisions by May 18th, 2020.

Past Course Website

The archived webpage for the Fall 2019 offering is available here. Note that the course changes and evolves over time.

FAQs

Can I use my work in SML 310 as part of my undergraduate thesis?
With permission from their thesis advisor and/or their undergraduate Department, students can incorporate work they did in SML 310 into their thesis.

Students should indicate in their thesis which parts of the work were completed as part of SML 310.
 

Can I use my work in SML 310 to fulfill the CSML Certificate’s Independent Work requirement? 
That is in principle possible if the scope of your SML 310 project is sufficiently large and the write-up is sufficiently comprehensive. However, many SML 310 students would need to expand their SML 310 project in order to fulfill the IW requirement. 
 

Can I use work that I did for an earlier project (e.g. for my JP) as my project in SML 310?
You cannot resubmit work that you already have completed elsewhere. You can build on work that you had done previously. Your write-up must clearly indicate what part of the work was done as part of SML 310, and what part of the work was done earlier.