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The job of a data scientist is to glean knowledge from complex and noisy datasets.
Reasoning about uncertainty is inherent in the analysis of noisy data. Probability and Statistics provide the mathematical foundation for such reasoning.
In this course, part of the Data Science MicroMasters program, you will learn the foundations of probability and statistics. You will learn both the mathematical theory, and get a hands-on experience of applying this theory to actual data using Jupyter notebooks.
Concepts covered included: random variables, dependence, correlation, regression, PCA, entropy and MDL.
Do you want to enhance your business model by creating a clear focus or implement your new business model innovation into your IT?
In this business and management course, we will discuss business model agility and how specific business model metrics will help you focus on the overall goals of our business.
You will also learn about advanced tools to help support the bridge between business model thinking and IT implementation.
The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.
Are you aware of controversial situations opposing States and foreign investors in relation to the protection of public health and the environment? Do you remember the recent case examples, Philip Morris v Uruguay and Vattenfall v Germany?
In the aftermath of these high profile cases, policy-makers, civil society organizations and domestic constituencies came to realize the societal importance of international investment law. From this realization, came passionate and sometimes ill-informed discussions about the features of international investment law, which grants rights to foreign investors to foster States’ development and reform it. Central to these discussions were the issues of:
- The promotion of sustainable development in international investment law.
- The balance between the protection of foreign investors and the right of host States to regulate to protect public welfare objectives.
- The legitimacy of arbitration tribunals to rule over disputes between host States and foreign investors.
Learning and understanding the features and dynamics of international investment law is not only key for international lawyers, but it is important for being a well-informed citizen.
In this law course, you will:
- Discover the history of international investment law and understand the dynamics shaping its evolution.
- Learn the objectives of international investment law and the specific rights it grants to foreign investors.
- Be able to to evaluate how those rights are interpreted by arbitration tribunals.
- Master the features and functioning of investment arbitration.
- Understand why international investment law and investment arbitration are criticized and be able to assess the soundness of these criticisms.
- Gain insight into the content of treaties newly concluded, for instance the CETA between the European Union and Canada, and be able to assess how they address the issues of the right of States to regulate and of the legitimacy of arbitration tribunals.
How do robots climb stairs, traverse shifting sand and navigate through hilly and rocky terrain?
This course, part of the Robotics MicroMasters program, will teach you how to think about complex mobility challenges that arise when robots are deployed in unstructured human and natural environments.
You will learn how to design and program the sequence of energetic interactions that must occur between sensors and mechanical actuators in order to ensure stable mobility. We will expose you to underlying and still actively developing concepts, while providing you with practical examples and projects.
As Cloud Computing shapes businesses of all sizes, it is vital to understand the technologies behind cloud infrastructure, both public and private.
In this course, part of the Cloud Computing MicroMasters program, you will learn to evaluate and compare cloud systems, technologies and providers. In doing so, you will build an understanding of the concepts of elasticity and availability through cloud orchestration.
Some industry leading cloud platforms will be covered in this class, including: Amazon Web Services, VMware vSphere, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and OpenStack. You will use the built-in tools and management consoles within those platforms to configure and manage the infrastructure.
Want to gain software quality skills used in mission critical systems?
Modeling checking, symbolic execution and formal methods are techniques that are used for mission critical systems where human life depends upon the system working correctly.
In this course, part of the Software Testing and Verification MicroMasters program, you will learn how to perform these techniques manually and by using automation tools.
No previous programming knowledge needed. The concepts from this course can be applied to any programming language and testing software. This course will use Java, Java Path Finder and Java Modeling Language, however, for examples and assignments.
Instructional designers today have a tremendous number of tools and resources available to them to create highly engaging courses. Social media, digital video, and freely available online instructional resources and applications connect and engage people in new, and exciting ways. When creating online learning experiences, instructional designers integrate and infuse these digital tools and digital content in ways that engage and connect learners to course content.
In this education and teacher training course, part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters Program, you will explore the design, development, and integration of digital media to enhance the learning experience and investigate how media, emerging and mobile tools, and online applications impact technology-mediated learning environments.
Choosing instructional materials for a course may seem like a simple step, but in fact, there are many important aspects of online learning experience development that are important to consider, such as content creation, copyright and creative commons, accessibility testing, and visual and web design techniques.
Course topics include media and visual literacy, design for online and mobile environments, use and design of open educational resources, emerging technologies, and trends in technology such as mobile learning environments.
Improvements in modern biology have led to a rapid increase in sensitivity and measurability in experiments and have reached the point where it is often impossible for a scientist alone to sort through the large volume of data that is collected from just one experiment.
For example, individual data points collected from one gene expression study can easily number in the hundreds of thousands. These types of data sets are often referred to as ‘biological big data’ and require bioinformaticians to use statistical tools to gain meaningful information from them.
In this course, part of the Bioinformatics MicroMasters program, you will learn about the R language and environment and how to use it to perform statistical analyses on biological big datasets.
Are you a (project) engineer with a technical background but lack management knowledge? Are you eager to improve project performance and want to expand your knowledge?
This business and management course will focus on the necessary project management skills to successfully manage projects, distinguishing three areas:
- The project manager and the team
- The project process
- The project context
The course focuses on the early project phases, including examples from technical projects within various sectors and industries (amongst others, but not limited to, infrastructure projects and construction projects).
At the end of this course, you will have created your own project execution plan, either in a team effort or on individual basis. Of course the team effort allows for a special learning experience and we appraise active team participation
The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.
In this business and management course, you will develop a strong understanding of how firms compete by learning about important analytical approaches that underlie business strategy.
This course will show you how a business views itself in its "totality" and in the context of its environment. The course will be taught from the perspective of a manager or chief executive officer (CEO).
This course aims to equip you with a good understanding of:
- What managing a firm strategically implies?
- How one analyzes the industry in which a firm competes?
- How does a firm create competitive advantage?
- How does a firm sustain its competitive advantage?
This course, part of the Software Development MicroMasters program, will dig deep into the principles of object oriented design, and introduce new abstraction techniques and design patterns. You will use these techniques to build an Android app – the most complex software design project so far.
By the end of the course, you will have a solid foundation in Java and Object-Oriented Design, as well as many software development concepts that can be applied to any language.
Learners who enroll in the Verified track will receive staff grading for the course project and increased interaction with the instructors and staff.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to get your train on the right platform at the scheduled time every day?
Understanding the complexity behind today’s sophisticated railway systems will give you a better insight into how this safe and reliable transportation system works. We will show you the many factors which are involved and how multiple people, behind the scenes, have a daily task that enables you to get from home to work. Journey with us into the world of rail - a complex system that connects people, cities and countries.
Railway systems entail much more than a train and a track. They are based on advanced technical and operational solutions, dealing with continuously changing demands for more efficient transport for both passengers and freight every day. Each system consists of many components that must be properly integrated: from trains, tracks, stations, signaling and control systems, through monitoring, maintenance and the impact on cities, landscape and people. This integration is the big challenge and the source of many train delays, inconvenient connections and other issues that impact our society.
This engineering course attempts to tackle those issues by introducing you to a holistic approach to railway systems engineering. You will learn how the system components depend on each other to create a reliable, efficient and state-of-the-art network.
We will address questions such as:
- How do railways work and how did they evolve over time?
- What factors give rise to everyday issues?
- How do different components of the railway system interact?
- What is the effect of train stations and the network from an urban, social and economic point of view?
- What can be done to improve the monitoring and maintenance of tracks?
- How are timetables designed in a way that balances passenger demand with the capacity of the railway and is adaptable to handle unexpected disturbances?
- What can be done to prevent and deal with disturbances caused by external factors and how do they affect the whole rail system?
- How does the design of railways influence their performance over time?
A new serious game has been designed for this course to guide you through the process of decision making while building a rail network and maintaining it. Cities have to be connected in an ever-changing setting, dealing with wear, capacity, developments and disturbances. What choices do you make and how do they affect the performance of the system?
For this MOOC, our very own TU Delft Measurement Train will be used to give you insights of the track and vehicle design, real-life monitoring and pantograph/catenary interaction. Together with the game this will give you the opportunity to see real-life examples and implement the knowledge you learn in a simulated environment.
This first ever MOOC on railway systems engineering is delivered by the renowned experts of TU Delft and leading professionals working in the industry. It combines theoretical knowledge with practical examples, with the main objective to maintain a high degree of reliability under predictable and unknown circumstances.
If you want to learn about the science behind the exciting world of railway systems - whether train, metro or tram - this course will set you on the right track!
Concerned about how the digital age is impacting your well-being? Looking for ways to find balance? This course takes the ancient practice of yoga and translates it into modern day science with practical applications.
You will learn how to practice yoga on the mat as well as in your everyday life using aspects of yoga that are immediately applicable to you. Having taught yoga to thousands of people just like you, we have reduced the practice down to the nectar of what really works.
Your team of instructors brings a dynamic blend of science and practice to the course. Stacy and Dave Dockins own four yoga studios in Texas and have trained hundreds of instructors to teach yoga as a life-transforming practice rooted in mindfulness. Dr. Catherine Spann and Dr. George Siemens are researching what it means to be human in a digital age at the University of Texas at Arlington’s LINK Research Lab. With years of experience in online education and psychological research, they bring expertise in learning and well-being in the digital age.
This course is for anyone interested in learning the science and practice of yoga. No previous yoga experience is needed! We welcome those who are interested in learning the basics of yoga postures as well as experienced yoga practitioners or instructors looking to deepen their practice.
By signing up for this course, you will have the opportunity to meet and discuss yoga and meditation with people from across the world. Encourage friends, family, and colleagues to sign up with you!
As fossil-based fuels and raw materials contribute to climate change, the use of renewable materials and energy as an alternative is increasingly important and common. This transition is not a luxury, but rather a necessity. We can use the unique properties of microorganisms to convert organic waste streams into biomaterials, chemicals and biofuels. This course provides the insights and tools for the design of biotechnology processes in a sustainable way. Five experienced course leaders will teach you the basics of industrial biotechnology and how to apply these to the design of fermentation processes for the production of fuels, chemicals and foodstuffs.
Throughout this course, you will be challenged to design your own biotechnological process and evaluate its performance and sustainability. This undergraduate course includes guest lectures from industry as well as from the University of Campinas in Brazil, with over 40 years of experience in bio-ethanol production. The course is a joint initiative of TU Delft, the international BE-Basic consortium and University of Campinas.
LICENSE: The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.
The necessity to collaborate between various companies, sectors, and industries is one of the biggest challenges in order to create a sustainable supply chain. All around us we see new interesting collaborations: for instance, farmers and car industry collaborating on producing and using bio plastics. Until now, analysis of such network collaborations have hardly been studied and underpinned with hard numbers. In this course we learn how to assess collaboration networks in a structured, systematic (quantitative) way.
External factors like regulations, policies, culture, geography and characteristics of sectors are another big influence on the performance of such collaboration networks. We develop a framework which allows to assess the challenges and benefits of such systems.
Organizations now have access to massive amounts of data and it’s influencing the way they operate. They are realizing in order to be successful they must leverage their data to make effective business decisions.
In this course, part of the Big Data MicroMasters program, you will learn how big data is driving organisational change and the key challenges organizations face when trying to analyse massive data sets.
You will learn fundamental techniques, such as data mining and stream processing. You will also learn how to design and implement PageRank algorithms using MapReduce, a programming paradigm that allows for massive scalability across hundreds or thousands of servers in a Hadoop cluster. You will learn how big data has improved web search and how online advertising systems work.
By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of the various applications of big data methods in industry and research.
Do you aspire to be an ideal people manager? The journey from being an individual contributor to a people manager requires significant personal development and growth. If you are a first time manager, you may have asked yourself:
- Where did I go wrong in managing this particular employee?
- How should I give feedback to my subordinates?
- How do I handle potential assessments?
- How should I motivate people who report to me?
The objective of this business and management course is to smoothen the transition for newly appointed people managers, motivate and guide people who are aspiring to become one and to think back and reflect for seasoned managers.
The course will provide learners with an enhanced understanding of the role of people management in organizational context.
In this anatomy course, part of the Anatomy XSeries, you will be introduced to the central and peripheral nervous systems. You will learn about basic neuroanatomy, sensory pathways, motor pathways and the autonomic nervous system.
The course includes illustrated lecture videos and quizzes to help you expand and test your knowledge of the nervous system.
By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of how the entire body influences, and is influenced, by the nervous system.
Understand social work practice through the critical examination of methods associated with decision-making, critical thinking, and ethical judgment.
The course integrates the core themes related to multiculturalism and diversity; social justice and social change; promotion, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation; and behavioral and social science research.
You will learn how to formulate appropriate research questions and hypotheses, techniques for testing relationships and patterns among variables, methods of data collection, methods to assess and improve the validity and reliability of data and measures, and the ethics of scientific inquiry.
This course will cover:
• quantitative and qualitative research methods
• commonly used statistical procedures
• approaches to the evaluation of practice
Learn how to understand and appreciate a scientific approach to building practice knowledge and for evaluating practice, and to use research to advocate for clients and inform policy. Special emphasis will be placed on increasing one's ability to formulate research questions, apply research methods, conduct statistical analysis, and interpret research reports. The latest statistical, graphical, and display technologies will be used.
This course is part of the Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research MicroMasters Program offered by MichiganX.
A hallmark of success for the world’s largest and most successful companies can be found in the way they value and use information. Unfortunately, the vast majority of firms have neither the knowledge nor skills to fully exploit their information assets.
Evidence-based technology management focuses on properly evaluating evidence in support of different technology management strategies. The goal is to give managers the capabilities to better use their information assets via a more effective use of technology and technology fundamentals to create a competitive advantage.
This business course will help you understand the strategic value of information by using analytics. It will also provide an overview of emergent technologies and trends, and help prepare you for a technology-enabled future.
The knowledge and skills developed in this course are particularly valuable for business analysts, aspiring chief technology officers and chief information officers, and tech-entrepreneurs.
This course is part of the Evidence-Based Management MicroMasters Program.