Math 152: Topics in Data Science

Contact Information and Office Hours:

  • Instructor: Thang Huynh
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  • Office Hours: 9:00 - 10:30AM on Wednesday at AP&M 6341
  • Lecture Times: MWF 8:00-8:50am at CENTR 105

Teaching Assistants:

  1. Dun Qiu:
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: 11:00am - 1:00 pm on Wednesday at AP&M 2000B
  2. Jiajie Shi
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: 2:00pm-4:00pm on Friday at APM 2000B —

Syllabus – Click Here

Catalog Description:

We will cover among other topics (tentative): sampling, finding frequent items, counting distinct elements, general frequency moment estimation, finding frequent item sets, dimensionality reduction, and matrix approximation.

Textbooks: There is no course textbook. We will primarily be following Edo Liberty’s course notes, and Jelani Nelson’s. I will post a reference for each lecture.

Piazza – Click Here

Lecture Notes:

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Homework - Click Here


  • Midterm 1: January 30
  • Midterm 2: February 27
  • Final: March 18

Course Resources

Syllabus You are responsible for knowing the information and policies in the syllabus.

Final Exam Responsibilities An outline of the responsibilities of faculty and students with regard to final exams.

Thang Huynh
S.E.W. Visiting Assistant Professor