Jigsaw Academy and University of Chicago launch Integrated Program in Data Science and Machine

Bangalore, March 27, 2017 – Jigsaw Academy, India’s top online school for analytics, is collaborating with the University of Chicago Graham School to introduce an Integrated Program in Data Science and Machine Learning (IDM). This unique course is being launched today and will equip students with the superior training required to solve real-life business problems through Big Data analysis, as well as technical skills on machine learning platforms. The content and curriculum for the course has been designed by lecturers from UChicago and notable industry experts from Jigsaw Academy.

Open to young professionals working across domains or functions, the IDM program features specific electives addressing the analytical needs across different industry sectors. It integrates business strategy, project-based learning, simulations and case studies. Relationships with corporate partners provide students with access to real data sets and the opportunity to address current business issues. Students will have the opportunity to work with real data sets to provide data-driven strategic and tactical recommendations. The curriculum includes a unique module on Spark, one of the most actively used platforms for machine learning which also combines well with R and Big Data. Program participants will gain an in-depth understanding of best-in-class modelling and data analytics techniques with lectures and assignments.

Commenting on the launch, Rob Schnieders – Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, University of Chicago, said, “Globally, we are producing more data than ever before. We have the tools to harness the power of data to draw insights that can affect real world change. With Jigsaw Academy’s considerable industry expertise, we have launched a comprehensive program that equips the tech workers of tomorrow with the necessary skills to remain competitive and relevant in a dynamic industry environment.” 

Gaurav Vohra - CEO & Co-founder, Jigsaw Academy, said, “It is crucial for the tech workforce of today to acquire advanced proficiency in using state-of-the-art database development and software skills to support a variety of analytics applications.  Our course enables students to learn data collection and preparation methodologies, including identifying most relevant data sources and preparing data for analytics. With our faculty consisting of leading industry veterans in data analytics and machine learning, we give our students the benefit of real world experience and expertise.” 

SaritaDigumarti – COO & Co-founder, Jigsaw Academy, said, “We are confident that theIDM program is unique in its approach. We have created this course keeping inmind both – the requisite technical skills and crucial softer aspects likestorytelling and project management in analytics. With this program, we havebuilt a strong industry connect with guest speakers, industry projects, companycontests. Beyond the classroom, we also empower our students with valuablenetworking opportunities and career connections.” 

The programwill cover techniques such as linear and logistic regression, ANOVA, TimeSeries, Tree models, Segmentation, Ensemble models, SVM and Machine Learning inBig Data. In addition to technical skills, the program also allows students tobuild effective leadership and communication skills to advance their careerupon graduation. The IDM program also offers specialized domain electives inSupply Chain, Marketing and Finance; industries which are finding skilledtalent hard to source. 

AboutUniversity of Chicago’s Graham School

Since theUniversity of Chicago’s founding in 1890, the Graham School of ContinuingLiberal and Professional Studies has served as the centre of innovativelifelong learning, extending the University’s academic values to a broaderaudience. The Graham School is committed to rigorous and transformativeeducation, providing strategic learning opportunities to individuals as well asto private, not-for-profit, and public sector organizations. To learn moreabout our programs, please visit our website

AboutJigsaw Academy

JigsawAcademy is a premier online analytics training institute headquartered inBengaluru, India. Founded by the duo of Gaurav Vohra and Sarita Digumarti, andfunded by Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE), Jigsaw Academy has helpedover 45,000 students in 30+ countries to build a successful career in analyticswith their specialized industry oriented courses. To know more, visit our website.


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