Christopher Brooks

Christopher Brooks is a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Information and Director of Learning Analytics and Research in the Office of Digital Education & Innovation at the University of Michigan. His research focus is on the design of tools to better the teaching and learning experience in higher education, with a particular interest in understanding how learning analytics can be applied to human computer interaction through educational data mining, machine learning, and information visualization.

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Introduction to Machine Learning in Sports Analytics (Coursera)

In this course students will explore supervised machine learning techniques using the python scikit learn (sklearn) toolkit and real-world athletic data to understand both machine learning algorithms and how to predict athletic outcomes. Building on the previous courses in the specialization, students will apply methods such as support vector [...]

Applied Plotting, Charting & Data Representation in Python (Coursera)

This course will introduce the learner to information visualization basics, with a focus on reporting and charting using the matplotlib library. The course will start with a design and information literacy perspective, touching on what makes a good and bad visualization, and what statistical measures translate into in terms [...]

Politics and Ethics of Data Analytics in the Public Sector (Coursera)

Apr 15th 2024
Politics and Ethics of Data Analytics in the Public Sector (Coursera)
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Deepen your understanding of the power and politics of data in the public sector, including how values — in addition to data and evidence — are always part of public sector decision-making. In this course, you will explore common ethical challenges associated with data, data analytics, and randomized controlled [...]

Exploratory Data Analysis for the Public Sector with ggplot (Coursera)

Learn about the core pillars of the public sector and the core functions of public administration through statistical Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA). Learn analytical and technical skills using the R programming language to explore, visualize, and present data, with a focus on equity and the administrative functions of planning [...]

Assisting Public Sector Decision Makers With Policy Analysis (Coursera)

Apr 15th 2024
Assisting Public Sector Decision Makers With Policy Analysis (Coursera)
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Develop data analysis skills that support public sector decision-makers by performing policy analysis through all phases of the policymaking process. You will learn how to apply data analysis techniques to the core public sector principles of efficiency, effectiveness, and equity. Through authentic case studies and data sets, you will [...]

Fundamentals of Data Analytics in the Public Sector with R (Coursera)

Gain a foundational understanding of key terms and concepts in public administration and public policy while learning foundational programming techniques using the R programming language. You will learn how to execute functions to load, select, filter, mutate, and summarize data frames using the tidyverse libraries with an emphasis on [...]

Python Project: pillow, tesseract, and opencv (Coursera)

This course will walk you through a hands-on project suitable for a portfolio. You will be introduced to third-party APIs and will be shown how to manipulate images using the Python imaging library (pillow), how to apply optical character recognition to images to recognize text (tesseract and py-tesseract), and [...]

Introduction to Data Science in Python (Coursera)

This course will introduce the learner to the basics of the python programming environment, including fundamental python programming techniques such as lambdas, reading and manipulating csv files, and the numpy library. The course will introduce data manipulation and cleaning techniques using the popular python pandas data science library and [...]