Course : Topics in Computational Science: Computl Methods
- Course Number
- CMPS 4553
- Section Number
- Fall 2021
- Bolin Hall, 320
- Dr. Catherine V. Stringfellow
- Days & Times
- 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
- Final Exam Day/Time
- Tuesday, December 07, 2021 8:00 am
â¢ Understand the scientific process and the philosophy of science.
â¢ Be exposed to basic data analysis and modeling concepts and practices.
â¢ Apply computational techniques/algorithms to solve scientific problems.
â¢ Perform computational approximations and understand the concept of error.
â¢ Be exposed to the common tools and practices of working computational scientists, including R/Python and NumPy/SciPy toolkit, plotting and visualization, HPC, Weka, etc.
â¢ Computational Science and Natural Computing Concepts
â¢ Python for Data Science
â¢ Tabular Data, Data Series and Data Mining
â¢ Network (Graph) Data
â¢ Simulation, Randomness, Monte Carlo Method
â¢ Plotting and Scientific Visualization
â¢ Basic Statistics, Prediction (Regression Analysis & Machine Learning
â¢ Genetic Algorithms
â¢ Grammatical Evolution
5-6 Projects = 25-30%.
In-Class Quizzes/Worksheets/HW = 10-15%
2 tests = 40%
1 non-comprehensive final exam = 20%
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A 90% 100%
B 80% 89%
C 70% 79%
D 55% 64%
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Late projects will be accepted up to 4 days late with a 10 point deduction per day. No late projects for the last project will be accepted.
Â· For planned excused absences: Exam may be taken early by prior arrangement.
Â· For unplanned excused absences: Student must make up a missed exam within 4 working days. All other missed exams will receive a zero.
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