1. Postgraduate Applicants: SMCSE
  2. Preparing for PG study at City
  3. MSc Data Science

MSc Data Science - useful texts for starting the modules

Here's some reading that will set up up for the first term's modules.

General Introduction

Dhar, Vasant. "Data science and prediction." Communications of the ACM, 56.12 (2013): 64-73. https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2013/12/169933-data-science-and-prediction/abstract

INM430: Principles of Data Science

Cathy O'Neil and Rachel Schutt. Doing Data Science: Straight Talk from the Frontline. http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920028529.do

INM433: Visual Analytics

Keim, Kohlhammer, Ellis, Mansmann: Mastering the Information Age Solving Problems with Visual Analytics. Eurographics 2010. http://www.vismaster.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/VisMaster-book-lowres.pdf Chapters 1, 2 and 5.

INM431: Machine Learning

Christopher Bishop: Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. Springer 2006. http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9780387310732

INM432: Big Data

Jure Leskovec, Anand Rajaraman, Jeff Ullman: Mining of Massive Datasets. Cambridge University Press 2014. http://mmds.org Chapters 1.

Further information

Find out how to technically prepare yourself for the MSc in Data Science.

Please contact msc.ds@city.ac.uk if you have any other questions.