Peter Passaro has an academic background in computational neuroscience and artificial intelligence. He has applied these skill sets to both scientific (neuroscience and molecular biology) data, as well as commercially to social media and search data. He was an artificial intelligence and rapid prototyping specialist at social media monitor Brandwatch (brandwatch.com) prior to starting his own data science consultancy last year (Nousplan). As a consultant, Dr. Passaro is focusing on building models and visualisations of how brands and other topics of interest are discussed, shared, and felt about across social media and the wider web. He is also a visiting research fellow at the University of Sussex Department of Informatics working on applying AI tools to large volumes of brain recordings, and organises the Big Data Brighton and BrightonHack digital community events.
In this part-time course, students learn to build robust predictive models, test their validity, and clearly communicate resulting insights.