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Updated A.Y. 2019-2020

Course Description
Nowadays, many organizations produce and/or analyse huge quantities of data, which is becoming a key asset for their strategies. The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the notion of algorithmic intelligence, by providing a basic toolkit of algorithmic and quantitative methods to analyse and extract value from data, in particular Big data. In addition, since IT and data are everywhere and Internet of Things devices increasingly surround us, the course introduces basic notions of cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies and Distributed Ledger Technology.

Schedule of Topics

  •         Fundamentals in algorithms and data organization
  •         Recommendation algorithms and the long tail economy
  •         Social networks
  •         Big data and Cloud computing
  •         Cybersecurity
  •         Digital currencies (Bitcoin and Blockchain)

Some software tools for Big data analysis will be used during the lessons, in particular for social network analysis and recommendation systems.