SparkCognition Academy Launches Its First ‘Practical Data Science’ Course




Nov 09, 2020, 09:00 ET


AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SparkCognition, the world’s leading industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company, is pleased to announce the launch of its new educational program, SparkCognition Academy™ (SCA), offering a Practical Data Science Course for businesses. Designed by Professor Bruce Porter, SparkCognition’s Chief Science Officer and two-time Chair of the University of Texas Computer Science Department, SCA’s Practical Data Science Course offers a live, interactive experience with curriculum customized to specific needs and use cases.

Introducing SparkCognition Academy
Introducing SparkCognition Academy

“For many of our customers, data science has become an integral part of driving their digital transformation initiatives, but it can be daunting to understand where to begin – especially with little to no experience in the field,” said Prof. Bruce Porter. “That’s why we launched SparkCognition Academy and put together this course, which we are able to customize to the customer’s individual experience level and needs.” 

SparkCognition already has successfully developed and delivered this practical course to Fortune 500 organizations across multiple industries, in which employees learned how to approach problem solving with data science. The original curriculum focused on the major concepts of data science which will parallel the new course offering, including:

  • The process of data exploration and the insights it can provide
  • The realization that models for classification and prediction can be derived from data
  • The methods for evaluating these models to understand their strengths and limitations
  • The methods for automatically applying machine learning to build models

“Innovation is a top priority at SparkCognition, and what powers innovation is curiosity combined with a great education. So when some of our largest clients approached us with interest in an educational program for their employees, we were delighted to help devise a learning infrastructure that can fuel their success,” said Amir Husain, founder and Chief Executive Officer of SparkCognition. “Now that we’ve successfully expanded this program to other companies, we’re proud to open it up to any organization that might be interested – and you can’t ask for a better person to develop the curriculum than Prof. Porter, who is both a lifelong educator and a true AI trailblazer.”

To learn more about SparkCognition Academy and the Practical Data Science Course, reach out to

About SparkCognition
With award-winning machine learning technology, a multinational footprint, and expert teams, SparkCognition builds artificial intelligence systems to advance the most important interests of society. Our customers are trusted with protecting and advancing lives, infrastructure, and financial systems across the globe. They turn to SparkCognition to help them analyze complex data, empower decision-making, and transform human and industrial productivity. With our leading-edge artificial intelligence platforms, our clients can adapt to a rapidly changing digital landscape and accelerate their business strategies. Learn more about SparkCognition’s AI applications and why we’ve been featured in CNBC’s 2017 Disruptor 50, and recognized four years in a row on CB Insights AI 100, by visiting

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