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Full Course: Applied Visual Analytics


This semester-long intensive course is aimed at organizations considering VA tools and technology to transition to a data-driven culture. It is intended for analysts/researchers making sense of data, as well as managers, and those making decisions based on collected insights.

  • Cost: $1200
  • Location: SFU Harbour Centre (515 W Hastings St. Vancouver, BC)
  • Time: 18:00-21:00
  • Difficulty level: Advanced
  • Intended audience: Business Analysts, BI Managers/Directors, Engineers/Professionals, Academic Researchers
  • Software: Tableau, Trifacta
  • Assessment: Exam, capstone project

Topics covered in this course include...

  • Introduction to Visual Analytics
  • Analytic tasks and strategies
  • Fundamentals of visual interaction
  • Theoretical basis
  • Dissemination and visual communication
  • Data wrangling and reuse
  • Reasoning and misdirection
  • Data visualization tools, techniques and application
  • Big data, data mining and predictive analytics
  • Data governance
  • Trust, provenance and justifiability
  • Deployment: small to large scale


Please read our cancellation policy before you register.

Date: April 12th, 2017 --- CANCELLED --- The Applied Visual Analytics course will be scheduled again in the Fall of 2017. Please keep in touch for exact dates.
Location: TBA
Registration Closed
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  • What is the difference between this course and the Two-Day Course?
    Take a look at our course comparison matrix to find out the features of each course (and the differences between them)!
  • Who is the instructor for this course?
    This course has two instructors:
    Dr. Iain Begg has 25 years of experience developing and commercializing technologies. He has been involved in industry and academic VA research since 1990, and is currently a mentor-in-residence at SFU's Venture Connection Incubator program.
    Jean-Sebastien Mercier has over 15 years as an IT professional with a focus on software development, data-mining, analysis, and start-ups. He provides a practical and applied perspective to VA.

Upcoming Full Course

12 April 2017

Full Course

  • Location: SFU Harbour Centre (Rm# TBD, 515 West Hastings St. Vancouver, BC)
  • Duration: 12 Weeks x 3 hours