Data Science Certificate (DL) -- Curriculum 268

Program Officer

Kevin J. Maher, CDR, USN (Ret.)

Code OR/Km, Glasgow Hall, Room 272

(831) 656-2691, DSN 756-2691

Academic Associate

Sam Buttrey, Ph.D.

Code OR/Sb, Glasgow Hall, Room 290

(831) 656-3035, DSN 756-3035

(Joint DL certificate program of the Department of Computer Science and Department of Operations Research.) This curriculum is described in the Department of Computer Science section of this Catalog. The Department of Operations Research supports this curriculum with courses and faculty.

Brief Overview

The Academic Certificate in Data Science provides education in distributed computing infrastructure and the application of statistical and machine learning techniques to appropriately manage and gain insights from data of all sizes and types. Data Science has emerged as an area critical to the mission of the Navy and the Department of Defense because of the central role it plays in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, talent management, cyber-security, and logistics functional areas. Upon successful completion of the course work, students will be awarded an Academic Certificate in keeping with standard practices of the Naval Postgraduate School.

Background in statistics and some experience with higher level programming language as evidenced by transcripts or work history is required for enrollment.



Certificate Requirements

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
CY3650Cyber Data Management and Analytics



OS4106Advanced Data Analysis



CS4315Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining



OS4118Statistical and Machine Learning