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Data Matters 2023

May 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Data Matters™ is a week-long series of one and two-day courses aimed at students and professionals in business, research, and government. The short course series is sponsored by the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, the National Consortium for Data Science, and RENCI.

Data Matters gives students the chance to learn about a wide range of topics in data science, analytics, visualization, curation, and more from expert instructors. Registration is now open; reserve your spot now!

The classes available are:

  • Basic Statistics in R
  • Basics of R for Data Science and Statistics
  • Introduction to Programming in R
  • Exploratory Data Analysis Using R Markdown
  • Statistical Machine Learning Using R
  • Visualization in Data Science Using R
  • Advanced Visualization in R: R Shiny
  • Introduction to Effective Information Visualization
  • Introduction to Python
  • Intermediate Python
  • Overview to AI and Deep Learning
  • Deep Learning with Python
  • Introduction to Geospatial Data for the Data Scientist
  • Geospatial Analytics
  • Introduction to Big Data & Machine Learning for Survey Researchers & Social Scientists

The deadline for registration is August 3 for Monday/Tuesday courses, August 5 for Wednesday courses, and August 6 for Wednesday/Thursday courses.



May 31
8:00 am - 5:00 pm




The National Consortium For Data Science
Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
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