CCST9047 The Age of Big Data


Explore the critical issues and modern applications of big data in the digital era. This course examines the impact of big data on society and daily life, while studying proposed solutions in technology, law, and education. Gain insights into data collection, processing, analysis, and visualization. Investigate ethical and legal considerations, societal implications, and the role of education in navigating this data-driven age. Engage in hands-on activities and case studies to develop practical skills.

The course should combine lectures, discussions, and practical exercises, this course invites guest speakers to share real-world insights. Collaborate on group projects and presentations for interactive learning. By course end, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to responsibly navigate the age of big data.

Office Hour

  • Dr. Difan Zou ( 16:30-17:30 TUE (CB204F)
  • Yujin Han ( ) 9:00 - 10:00 Wed (

  • XUE Zeyue ( 16:30 - 17:30 THU (
  • Meng Lou ( 20:00 - 21:00 FRI (zoom 6577304576)
  • Xingwu Chen ( 9:00 - 10:00 FRI (

Group Project

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  • Tutorial Discussion 5%
  • Homeworks 25%
  • In-class Quizzes 30%
  • Group Project 40%

Course Content