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La Serena School for Data Science: multidisciplinary hands-on education in the era of big data

Bayo, A. and Graham, M. J. and Norman, D. and Cerda, M. and Damke, G. and Zenteno, A. and Ibarlucea, C. (2021) La Serena School for Data Science: multidisciplinary hands-on education in the era of big data. . (Unpublished)

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La Serena School for Data Science is a multidisciplinary program with six editions so far and a constant format: during 10-14 days, a group of ∼30 students (15 from the US, 15 from Chile and 1-3 from Caribbean countries) and ∼9 faculty gather in La Serena (Chile) to complete an intensive program in Data Science with emphasis in applications to astronomy and bio-sciences. The students attend theoretical and hands-on sessions, and, since early on, they work in multidisciplinary groups with their "mentors" (from the faculty) on real data science problems. The SOC and LOC of the school have developed student selection guidelines to maximize diversity. The program is very successful as proven by the high over-subscription rate (factor 5-8) and the plethora of positive testimony, not only from alumni, but also from current and former faculty that keep in contact with them.

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Subject Keywords:astroinformatics, statistics, data bases, surveys, machine learning, big data
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Deposited By: George Porter
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