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K-State Today

July 30, 2014



K-State Olathe offers big data workshop

By Emily Surdez

The Greater Kansas City area and Johnson County executives and working professionals have expressed an interest in big data applications. In response, K-State Olathe is hosting an application and methodology workshop, Learn How to Apply Big Data to Your Business.

The big data workshop, addressing computational infrastructure and software tools that support big data applications development, will begin Tuesday, Aug. 5, on the Olathe campus. This three-day workshop will be facilitated by William Hsu, associate professor of computing and information science.

Hsu designed this 10-hour module for managers, directors and professionals in data science, analytics, customer relationship management and business intelligence. Participants will gain hands-on experience with a range of big data applications and learn how to analyze and model data with the latest open-source technologies and off-the-shelf solutions such as Apache Hadoop.

K-State Olathe also is introducing other course offerings in partnership with faculty at K-State Manhattan that will benefit working professionals in the Greater Kansas City area. A new course in the biomedical science, or veterinary, program, Regulatory Aspects of Drug and Vaccine Development in Animal Health Industry, taught by Mike Apley and Paige Adams, will roll out in the fall.