The concepts of big data, data science, cloud computing, and data visualization for technology management are introduced. They are explored in the context of the digital network revolution, characterized by social media, Internet of Things (IoT), and mobile devices as sources of big data. Services that use large amounts of data and the statistical and software tools that enable them are emphasized. The underlying networking infrastructure is explained as a function of cloud computing. The case studies focus on information and communications technologies for sustainable development (ICT4D).
Prerequisites: AMS 161 or MAT 132 or MAT 127; CSE 114; U3 or U4 standing