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Data analytics is not new. Businesses of all sizes and across all industries have been using data to make decisions as long as there has been data to use. However, with the exponential rise in the volume of data and the increased accessibility of sophisticated data analysis tools, businesses are now better able to leverage data to drive strategies, processes, and products and to support accurate and impactful decision-making. To stay competitive in this increasingly data-driven climate, businesses and individuals across industries must keep pace with ever-evolving data analysis tools and techniques.

The Modern Data Science Academy, an education center developed in collaboration with the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and UC San Diego Extension, provides workshops on current data science topics taught by leading SDSC researchers and practitioners. Through hands-on training, using state-of-the-art systems, individuals and corporations will acquire the tools and techniques needed to start making better data-driven decisions today.


  • Practical, hands-on training provided onsite at the world-renowned San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • Immediate application of tools and techniques at your organization
  • Apply workshop credit towards completion of UC San Diego Extension's Data Mining for Advanced Analytics certificate program

Where education meets application.


Attend intensive, hands-on workshops that focus on a variety of data science topics. Instruction is provided by both faculty and industry experts. Projects and case studies will showcase how to apply techniques and skills to real-world data.

Machine Learning Essentials I Workshop

February 8-9, 2017
Explore the tools and techniques used to explore, analyze, and leverage data to construct data mining solutions to scientific and business problems.

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Machine Learning Essentials II Workshop

May 24-25, 2017
Learn the advanced algorithms and techniques required to construct sophisticated machine learning models.

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NoSQL Databases Workshop I

March 1-2, 2017
Learn the principles and practices of NoSQL database systems and, through lectures and hands-on exercises, will present several different types of NoSQL systems used in the marketplace today.

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A certificate is a widely respected credential certifying completion of a rigorous and specialized course of study. Designed by industry experts and academic faculty, these cutting-edge programs meet high academic standards and provide real-world skills.

Data Mining for Advanced Analytics
Specialized Certificate

Designed by industry experts and academic faculty, this certificate is designed to provide individuals with the skills necessary to design, build, verify and test predictive data models.

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The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is considered a leader in data-intensive computing and cyberinfrastructure, providing resources, services, and expertise to the national research community including industry and academia.

By The Numbers

  • According to Indeed, Data Mining salaries for job postings nationwide are 68% higher than average salaries for all job postings nationwide.
  • By leveraging data analytics, Kroger has added over $12 billion in incremental revenue, UPS has saved over 39 million gallons of fuel and avoided driving 364 million unnecessary miles, and Sprint has increased their network capacity by 90%. Learn More >

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For Additional Information

Sara Danford
(858) 534-9358


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