Undergraduate research experiences in data mining
Computer Sciences | Higher Education
The new interdisciplinary field of Data Mining emerged in the early 1990s as a response to the profusion of digital data generated in numerous fields such as biology, chemistry, astronomy, advertising, banking and finance, retail market, stock market, and the WWW. In this paper, I describe an undergraduate course in Data Mining offered at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in Spring of 2007 as a CSCI-317-upper-division "Topics in Computer Science"- course, entitled "Data Intelligence." One of the main objectives of the course was to engage students in experimental computing research through a number of carefully planned research activities resulting in better understanding of the course contents and deeper insights into the challenges faced by the data mining community.
Rahal I. 2008. Undergraduate research experiences in data mining. In: Proceedings of the 39th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education, (Portland, Oregon). p. 461-465.