What is Data Science?
Scores and Rankings
Linear and Logistic Regression
Distance and Network Methods
Big Data: Achieving Scale
Dr. Steven S. Skiena is Distinguished Teaching Professor of
Computer Science at Stony Brook University, with research interests
in data science, natural language processing, and algorithms. He
was awarded the IEEE Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate
Teaching Award "for outstanding contributions to undergraduate
education ...and for influential textbooks and software." Dr.
Skiena is the author of six books, including the popular Springer
titles The Algorithm Design Manual and Programming
Challenges: The Programming Contest Training Manual.
"The book is more than a typical manual. In fact, the author himself designates it as a textbook for an introductory course on data science. The chapters are richly equipped with exercises. The topics are always explained starting with a proper motivation and continuing with practical examples. This is perhaps the most outstanding feature of the book. It can serve as a regular textbook for an academic course. In fact, I should like to recommend it exactly for this purpose. On the other hand, it provides a wealth of material for people from industry, such as software engineers, and can serve as a manual for them to accomplish data science tasks. It should be noted that the book is not just a text, but a much more complex product, including a full set of lecture slides available online as well as a solutions wiki." (P. Navrat, Computing Reviews, February, 23, 2018)