Edutourismus

Advanced topics related to algorithms and platforms for Big Data are part of the Big Data Analytics course offered by Edutourism Partnered with UTRGV as well as business coaching for enhancing the innovation and entrepreneurial awareness and abilities.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a public research university with multiple campuses in the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas. It is part of the University of Texas System."The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions."UTRGV is committed to providing a safe learning and working environment for everyone.

A key element in the digital transformation of infrastructure is the convergence and integration of intelligent networking and computing services for data analysis.The explosion of social media and the computerization of every aspect of social and economic activity resulted in the creation of large volumes of mostly unstructured data: weblogs, videos, speech recordings, photographs, e-mails, Tweets, and similar. In a parallel development, computers keep getting ever more powerful and storage ever cheaper. Today, we have the ability to reliably and cheaply store huge volumes of data, efficiently analyze them, and extract business and socially relevant information. 

The global interconnected world presents us with vast amounts data, that is continuously being generated by countless devices and sensors. To extract knowledge and react on patterns hidden within this never-ending stream of Big Data, we must rethink the way we process data at-rest and data in-motion. It is a challenge to provide core enabling functions for extracting value from the massive amounts of generated data to support breakthrough innovations in industry segments like utilities, manufacturing and health.

The identification of data, variables, and relevant business questions and the iteration of these throughout the decision-making process so as to provide value to organizations is highlighted throughout the course. The application of select data mining techniques to business decision-making situations is illustrated. Students actively participate in the delivery of this course through assignments, portfolio development, and projects.

  • Speakers from companies like Spotify, King, Peltarion, RaceFox, GreatPeople gave participants deeper understanding of the use of data analytics and the upcoming role of AI in it.
  • Participants got intensive training for Cloudera’s Hadoop ecosystem and Apache Flink and were also able to visit the offices of CNN & CNBC
  • 42 participants worked on tackling issues of sustainability at American airports, challenges of the aviation industry as well as smart cities and their role in how travelers commute to and from airports.

 

 

Program Director – Dr. Eunkyung Prak

Program Coordinator – Sinae Han

Sunject Matter Expert: Dr. Xiaohui Wang
Dr. Wang is an Associate Professor with the UTRGV School of Mathematical and Statistical Science. Dr. Wang holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from Texas A&M University-College Station. Dr. Wang’s areas of expertise include Hierarchical Bayesian modeling, functional & longitudinal data analysis, categorical data analysis, semi-parametric & non-parametric methods, statistical computation, applied statistics for the areas of biostatistics, bioinformatics, public health, education, business and industry, and statistical consulting.

 

 

 

 

Date  Itinerary

June 14, 2021              

Depart from Houston TX to Atlanta GA, Check-in and stay Atlanta, GA
June 15, 2021

Atlanta City Tour, with Visitation at CNN Studios, Get Together with EDUTourism team along with Gala Dinner

June 16, 2021  Visitation at GA Tech | UGA - ATL, fly to Washington DC and stay.
June 17, 2021  City tour of Washington DC, covering all must-see Museums
June 18, 2021  Washington DC sightseeing continues, later drive to New York, stay
June 19, 2021  NYC tour covering Manhattan & Brooklyn, with CNBC Studio visit.
June 20, 2021  NYC tour continues with memorable time at Times square 
June 21, 2021  Free and Easy on your own at NYC
June 22, 2021  Tour Ends with transfers to Airport

$ 3199.00

INCLUDES: It covers course materials, housing, on-campus meals,  Library access, on-campus Wifi, social events, eligibility screening, certifications, Tours and transportation, Airport assistance throughout the program. 

EXCLUDES: Application Fee, the cost of Travel to and from home, VISAs, Travel Insurance, Phones, Tips, optional tours as well as individual spending money and anything apart from the itinerary.

Optional Fee of $999.00 for Explore America tour is excluded in the above tuition.

ENROLLMENT DEADLINES & CANCELLATIONS: Cancellation Fees and Refund Policy All cancellations must be submitted by email only. The following cancellation fees apply to all EDUTOURISM enrollments:

APPLICATION DEADLINE 02/29/2021 APPLICATION FEE
REGISTRATION  DEADLINE 05/25/2021 PROGRAM FEE 
WITHDRAWAL BEFORE 04/01/2021 5% OF PROGRAM FEE
CANCELLATION BEFORE 05/01/2021 60% OF PROGRAM FEE
CANCELLATION AFTER 05/01/2021  NO REFUND

 

INCLUDES: It covers course materials, housing, on-campus meals,  Library access, on-campus Wifi, social events, eligibility screening, certifications, Tours and transportation, Airport assistance throughout the program. 

EXCLUDES: Application Fee, the cost of Travel to and from home, VISAs, Travel Insurance, Phones, Tips, optional tours as well as individual spending money and anything apart from the itinerary.