Data Science Tutorial

Instructor: Dr. Khalifeh AlJadda

Target Audience: Beginners/Researchers

Length: Full day


This tutorial will introduce the emerging field of Data Science to the audience. In this tutorial you will learn the concepts, techniques, and applications of data science in general. Therefore, no background in data science is needed since we will cover all the basics to make someone familiar with this important domain. By the end of this tutorial you should be able to understand what is data science and why it has become disruptive to many industries. You will also learn how data science, machine learning, and Big Data relate to each other.




9:00 - 10:00

Introduction to Data Science

What is Data Science

The demand for data science

Roles and careers

Data Science vs Data Analytics

Data Science and Machine Learning

Data Science and Big Data

Top programming languages for Data Science

10:00 - 12:00

Data Science Tools and Techniques

Hadoop vs Spark


Spark MLib


Deep Learning

TensorFlow and Keras


12:00 - 1:00



1:00 - 3:00

Data Science Applications

Computer Vision

Sentiment Analysis

Semantic Search

Document Parsing


3:00 - 3:30



3:30 - 5:00

Demo + Open Discussion


Khalifeh AlJadda holds Ph.D. Bio :

Khalifeh AlJadda holds Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Georgia (UGA), with a specialization in machine learning. He has experience implementing large scale, distributed machine learning algorithms to solve challenging problems in domains ranging from Bioinformatics to search and recommendation engines. He is the lead data scientist on the search data science team at CareerBuilder, which is one of the largest job boards in the world. He was in charge of the data science effort to design and implement the backend of CareerBuilder’s language-agnostic semantic search engine leveraging Apache Spark and the Hadoop ecosystem. Recently, his team has been working on building a new recommendation engine using cutting-edge technologies in machine learning like Deep Learning and Big Data platforms. Khalifeh is the founder and organizer of the Southern Data Science Conference ( which is the first and biggest data science conference in Atlanta which aims to promote data science to the Southern companies and schools. Also, Khalifeh is a frequent public speaker on topics related to data science, machine learning, semantic search, and big data analytics. For more information, please visit my website (