Internet and Web Technologies

Entry requirements: Basic knowledge of programming (Python, R, Java)

Credits: 4

Semester: 1

Course: Core

Language of the course: English

Objectives

Students will get an understanding of how the Internet works; learn how to obtain open data required for research; get the basics of data mining and data processing.

Contents

Today Internet is one of the most valuable sources of information for scientists. It allows to collect a great amount of data, which can be then processed into the actionable information. During the classes students will obtain deeper knowledge about the foundation of World Wide Web and the technology behind it. Lectures and workshops about techniques for collecting datasets from open resources and crawling raw sources are essential parts of the education process. The course also covers methods and algorithms for processing collected data.

Format

Lectures and lab sessions.

Assessment

Attendance is mandatory. Students cannot miss more than one class. Grading: 50% weekly assignments, 50% course project.