So far, you have analyzed data from a variety of sources to solve realistic problems from science, engineering, and business. Now it’s your turn to choose and analyze a real-world problem. This is good practice for how you will use Python for the remainder of your career. You are highly encouraged to work with a partner or group of two others on this project!

  • Proposal
    • Due: Thursday 05/12 at 11:59 pm
    • Synopsis Come up with research questions and commit to using a particular dataset(s). Describe motivation and any background material, describe the dataset, describe your analysis methodology or the algorithm you will use. This requires submitting a work plan that outlines how you will work on the project for the remainder of the quarter.
  • Deliverables - Report/Code
    • Due: Monday 06/06 at 11:59 pm
    • Synopsis The main project submission where you implement the code for your project and write up a report. You will also need to meet with your TA mentor before submitting this part to discuss the feedback on the previous part.
  • Data Science Fair
    • Due: Wednesday 06/08 at 2:30 pm
    • Synopsis We will have a poster presentation where you get to show off your work to fellow classmates during finals week. The CSE 163 Data Science Fair will be held in person (Allen Center Atrium) during our scheduled final exam slot. You will make a poster (or equivalent) and explain what you did on your project to visitors visiting your booth.
  • Peer Feedback
    • Due: Friday 06/10 at 11:59 pm
    • Synopsis Reflect on the project and provide feedback to your peers.

For some example reports and slides, please refer to our past project gallery.

This project is structured a lot like the project in CSE 160 with some specific requirements changed. You may NOT submit the same project that you used in CSE 160 for this class. You may use the same dataset, but we would expect that you have a much more novel and interesting set of research questions if you use the same dataset as you did in a previous quarter.

Project Submission

We will use Gradescope to submit the various parts of the project since it does a really good job with group projects. We will make Gradescope accounts for everyone and you will receive an email when your account is created. For each part, only one group member should submit on Gradescope. You should use the Group Members functionality to add the appropriate partner(s) if you have them. If you want to learn about how to add Group Members on Gradescope, please see instructions here.

More information will be announced with the project parts.