U.S. Northeastern University launches "pop-up classrooms" on computer science
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Northeastern University (NU) announced Wednesday the launch of a new computer science program that will utilize "pop-up classrooms" to train working professionals on computer science, data science and software engineering.
The new program will be offered at its Silicon Valley campus and in San Francisco to people who wish to earn a master's degree in computer science, and classes will bolster the knowledge of students who already have experience in this field.
NU said courses will cover the areas of search, deep learning, and data visualization, with a wider range of topics introduced over the coming year.
The program, named as the Professional Topics, will be led by Ricardo Baeza-Yates, chief technology officer of NTENT, a semantic search technology company based in Carlsbad, California.
NU said Baeza-Yates' research interests include algorithms and data structures, information retrieval, web search and data mining, and data science and visualization.
The Professional Topics series is the second in a suite of newly-announced computer science programs offered in the Bay Area.
Previously, NU announced a partnership with a leading mobile security startup to launch a micro credential program in San Francisco that allows working professionals to bolster their skills in emerging areas of computer science.
Founded in 1898, NU is a global research university that is a recognized leader in experiential learning, powered by the world's most far-reaching and innovative cooperative education program.