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Daniel Larose larosed at ccsu.edu
Fri Aug 30 04:33:12 EST 2002

Data Mining Courses Offered Online @CCSU

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) announces online courses
in data mining leading to a Master of Science in Data Mining.

All courses in the data mining MS program are offered online.  This
means that class is as close as your computer, whether you live in
Boston, Beijing, or Bangalore.  Further, all courses are asynchronous,
meaning that students can work when they want to work, whether at 3:00
in the afternoon, or 3:00 in the morning.

The 33-credit program, which can be completed in two years, consists
of courses in data mining, artificial intelligence, statistical
analysis, and computer science.  The MS in data mining is fully
licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Higher Education. 
Each course is taught by the doctoral-level professor who designed the

The program stresses the solution of real-world problems, using
applications and case studies, while gaining a deep appreciation of
the underlying models.  These applications include customer
relationship management, credit-card fraud, and profit/cost
optimization.  Students will apply methodologies such as decision
trees, market basket analysis, neural networks, association rules, and
cluster detection.  Students will gain strong exposure to
state-of-the-art software such as the Clementine data mining suite
from SPSS.

Data mining is the search for interesting patterns and trends in large
databases using statistical methods.  The MIT Technology Review chose
data mining as one of ten emerging technologies that will change the
world.  Data mining expertise is the most sought after among
information technology professionals, according to the 1999
Information Week National Salary Survey.  In a 2001 KDNuggets survey,
27% of data mining professionals earned more than $100,000 (US)

Courses available online, beginning September 3, include Introduction
to Data Mining, and Applied Data Mining.  Courses to be offered later
this year include Web Mining, and Neural Networks.  (The Intro to Data
Mining course is a prerequisite for the Web Mining course.)  To
register for these courses, proceed to OnlineCSU at www.onlinecsu.net.

For more information about the MS in data mining, including how to
apply, please visit www.ccsu.edu/datamining, or contact Program
Director Daniel T. Larose, Ph.D. at larosed at ccsu.edu.

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