Program overview

The power sector is at a critical juncture. We urgently need to reduce the fossil fuel intensity of our power generation mix and, in many countries, power sector reform can bring other benefits, such as improvements in health and economic growth. In this program, leading academics from Imperial College London, alongside NREL and experts from industry, will explain why and how to clean up the power sector in your country, illustrated with current, real-life case studies and practical advice. Key global figures from the public and private sector add their own personal and professional perspectives to this course.

The Clean Power Program includes best-practice power sector reform policies from the perspectives of legislators, policymakers, the energy sector, investors and civil society. The first course will explain the way that clean power fits into a wider set of political priorities, such as health, technology, energy security, economic growth and the environment, in any country or region. In the second course, the policy landscape for the power sector is described in detail, demonstrating how policies can help stimulate the growth of clean power. The third course outlines the challenges and solutions to integrating different types of power sources into one stable, reliable system.

This program will equip you with the knowledge and tools to create a pro-renewables and investor-ready policy environment in your own region. In a world committed to meeting the climate change goals in the Paris Agreement, you will be well-informed to apply solutions in your own context.Established ten years ago as an Institute of Imperial College London, the Grantham Institute is a world-leading authority on climate change and environmental issues. The Grantham Institute will bring industry and public sector experts from around the world to share their practical and recent experience.

What you will learn

  • How to balance different political priorities to deliver clean power policies
  • What benefits clean power implementation can bring to different countries around the world and, specifically, what they bring in your context
  • What makes a successful, renewables-friendly policy environment
  • How to attract finance for your clean power projects
  • How to deliver secure and affordable clean power
  • How to integrate a high volume of variable renewables into a grid successfully

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Meet Your Instructors

Jo Haigh

Professor at Imperial College London
Professor Joanna Haigh has been Co-Director of the Grantham Institute at Imperial College since 2014. For the previous five years she was Head of the Department of Physics. Jo's scientific interests include radiative transfer in the atmosphere, climate modelling, radiative forcing of climate change and the influence of solar irradiance variability on climate. She has published widely on these topics in the scientific literature and contributed to numerous items to the written and broadcast popular media. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Institute of Physics and an Honorary Fellow of Somerville College Oxford. She has been President of the Royal Meteorological Society, Editor of Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society and of the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, a Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and acted on many UK and international panels.

Kris Murray

Dr at Imperial College London
Kris is an ecologist with interests in global change, conservation and health, working on problems where these key themes are interconnected, including: human health - climate, environmental and social change impacts on infectious disease burdens and distributions, disease emergence, zoonoses, biosecurity risks, health economics; and climate change - influence on ecosystems, biodiversity and health risks In particular, Kris focuses on problems that characterise the impacts of global change, that could also be leveraged for mitigating human impacts and promoting better stewardship of the natural world.

Shane Tomlinson

Mr at Imperial College London
Shane Tomlinson, a Director of E3G, leads work on political economy mapping and overseeing the UK programme. He previously served as the Director of Development at E3G working across the organisation on strategy development, fundraising and the creation of systems for change. Prior to joining E3G Shane was a Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House where he published research on the future of the EU Energy Union, Brexit, stranded assets and the future of the international climate regime. He has also worked as a Policy Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit working on energy policy, sustainable consumption and production issues and the design and launch of the Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) at the World Summit on Sustainable Development. Shane holds an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, an MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics and a BSc in Economics and Economic History from the University of Bristol.

Richard Green

Professor at Imperial College London
Richard Green has been studying the economics and regulation of the electricity industry for nearly 30 years. The main focus of his recent work has been on the impact of low-carbon generation (nuclear and renewables) and energy storage on the electricity market, and the business and policy implications of this. He has written extensively on market power in wholesale electricity markets and has also worked on transmission pricing. He has been a professor at Imperial College Business School since 2011. He was previously Professor of Energy Economics and Director of the Institute for Energy Research and Policy at the University of Birmingham, and Professor of Economics at the University of Hull. He started his career at the Department of Applied Economics and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He has spent time on secondment to the Office of Electricity Regulation and has held visiting appointments at the World Bank, the University of California Energy Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Clementine Chambon

Dr at Imperial College London
Clementine Chambon is a researcher in renewable energy technologies for rural electrification. Her interests lie in optimising design and delivery models for decentralised energy systems to reach the most energy-deprived communities in the world. Her current project examines biomass gasification and its application for rural electrification in LED countries. This spans topics such as electricity demand estimation, technological performance of biogasifiers, integration with other generation technologies as part of a hybrid system, and analysing their impact in terms of cost and CO2 mitigation potential. The research findings are directly commercialised through Oorja Development Solutions, a mission-driven company active in deploying solar mini-grids and community solar irrigation systems to provide clean energy access to off- and weak-grid communities in rural India.

Jeff Hardy

Dr at Imperial College London
Dr Jeffrey Hardy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London, where he researches energy market transformation, innovative business models. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Public Power Solutions, a wholly-owned company of Swindon Borough Council specialising in renewable power and waste solutions. Previously he was Head of Sustainable Energy Futures at the GB energy regulator, Ofgem and Head of Science for Work Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He’s also worked at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the UK Energy Research Centre, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Green Chemistry Group at the University of York and at Sellafield as research chemist in a nuclear laboratory.

Ajay Gambhir

Dr at Imperial College London
Ajay Gambhir is a Senior Research Fellow at the Imperial College London Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment. His research addresses how society can transition to a low-carbon economy, considering the technologies and measures required to do so. He uses energy systems models at sub-national, national, regional and global scales to map out potential low-carbon transition pathways, with a particular focus on the processes that drive down low-carbon technology costs, thereby making their deployment more cost-effective. Ajay has been at Imperial College since 2010, during which time he has been the scientific lead on a number of low-carbon pathways studies for the UK government as part of its AVOIDing dangerous climate change programme. He has also led and participated in ESRC and EPSRC studies on manufacturing innovation for the production of low-cost solar PV modules, energy storage innovation, and rural electrification using solar PV and batteries. Currently he is focusing on the political economy of low-carbon pathways and how to design policies to support an equitable transition. Before joining Imperial College, Ajay was the Team Leader for EU and International Climate Change Economics at the UK Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change. He has also worked in the UK’s Office for Climate Change, as part of the civil service team that prepared the initial draft of the Climate Change Act 2008, the world’s first climate legislation. He has also worked in the UK Committee on Climate Change, which he helped design and set up as part of his work on the Climate Change Act.

What you will learn

  • Effective communication, both oral and written; analyzing your audience, preparing to communicate, tailoring messages, storytelling, and advanced communication skills.
  • Core value propositions and a business model framework, competition and macro environmental tools, theories of disruption, basic accounting literacy and concludes with an integrated look at business functions.
  • Market Research and its importance to strategy, brand strategy, pricing, integrated marketing communication, social media strategy, and more.

Course LIst

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Business Foundations

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This is business in a nutshell; learn key concepts and frameworks that underpin business.

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Business Communications

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Learn how to communicate effectively in a business setting: understand diverse audiences and build sound arguments.

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Introduction to Marketing

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Learn the fundamentals to marketing, including strategies and tools used across industries.

Meet your instructors

Elicia Salzberg

Elicia is a popular lecturer in the law and business communications group at UBC Sauder. Prior to starting her teaching career, she was a lawyer at a national law firm where she worked with all types of companies, from start-ups to major international companies. Elicia’s expertise is in enabling companies to successfully navigate critical business situations, such as obtaining initial funding, negotiating strategic transactions, and raising capital in private markets. Her ability to provide practical solutions that directly tie to business objectives directly informs Elicia’s teaching practice at UBC, where she works with undergraduate and graduate students. She completed both her BComm and JD at UBC.

Marlisse Silver Sweeney

Marlisse is a lecturer in the Law and Business Communications group at the UBC Sauder School of Business. She completed her BFA and JD at UBC, followed by her MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2012 and is a non-practicing lawyer. Marlisse is a freelance journalist, while also teaching top-rated business communication courses at UBC. Her writing has been published throughout North America, including in The Atlantic, The Globe and Mail, The Columbia Journalism Review, Ars Technica, Public Radio International, Salon, The Daily Beast and American Lawyer Magazine.

Darren Dahl

Darren is the Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Research, and the BC Innovation Council Professor at the Sauder School of Business. He was appointed a 3M National Teaching Fellow in 2013 and is recognized globally for both is research and teaching excellence in marketing strategy, entrepreneurship, and creativity. Darren was ranked as the #1 professor worldwide for marketing research by the American Marketing Associated in 2015 and was runnier up in The Economist _magazine’s Business Professor of the Year in 2013. His research has been presented at numerous national and international conferences, and published in various texts and such journals as the _Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, Management Science, _and _Journal of Consumer Psychology. He is currently the associate editor of the Journal of Consumer Research and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, and the Journal of Consumer Psychology. He has consulted and organized education programs for a number of non-profit and for-profit organizations such as Cathay Pacific, Proctoer & Gamble, Xerox, General Electric, Vancouver Public Health, Teekay Shipping, Hagensborg Foods, Lulu Lemon Athletica, Earls Restaurants, BCLC, Agent Provocateur, Daehong Advertising – Korea, and LIC India. Darren received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia.

Paul Cubbon

Paul is a full-time faculty member of the Marketing and Behavioural Science Division at the Sauder School of Business at UBC. He leads the Entrepreneurship Group, in the undergraduate and graduate programs, teaching actively in both of these. Paul is a multiple award winning educator, both for innovative design of learning experiences, and consistent high quality and was awarded the Sauder School of Business, UBC “Talking Stick” for pedagogical innovation. He engages in substantial team-teaching work, and collaboration across faculties to support effective learning in new venture start-ups and successful marketing of these, focusing on customer discovery and business model validation with STEM researchers. Paul has consulted extensively to industry both in formal educational training, and privately. Prior to moving into education, Paul’s career in industry includes 3 years in advertising, working for J Walter Thompson, and 10 years with Unilever, the Anglo Dutch consumer goods’ multinational, where to undertook major assignments in marketing and sales. Paul holds a B.A. Honours degree from Oxford University, England, and an MBA from Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada.

What you will learn

  • The history of data science, tangible illustrations of how data science and analytics are used in decision making across multiple sectors today, and expert opinion on what the future might hold
  • A practical understanding of the fundamental methods used by data scientists including; statistical thinking and conditional probability, machine learning and algorithms, and effective approaches for data visualization
  • The major components of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the potential of IoT to totally transform the way in which we live and work in the not-to-distant future
  • How data scientists are using natural language processing (NLP), audio and video processing to extract useful information from books, scientific articles, twitter feeds, voice recordings, YouTube videos and much more

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Statistical Thinking for Data Science and Analytics

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Learn how statistics plays a central role in the data science approach.

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Machine Learning for Data Science and Analytics

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Learn the principles of machine learning and the importance of algorithms.

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Enabling Technologies for Data Science and Analytics: The Internet of Things

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Discover the relationship between Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Meet your instructors

Tian Zheng

About Me

Tian Zheng is associate professor of Statistics at Columbia University. She obtained her PhD from Columbia in 2002. Her research is to develop novel methods and improve existing methods for exploring and analyzing interesting patterns in complex data from different application domains. Her current projects are in the fields of statistical genetics, bioinformatics and computational biology, feature selection and classification for high dimensional data, and network analysis. Especially, Dr. Zheng have been developing statistical and computational tools for high dimensional data, searching for genetic interactions associated with complex human disorders, quantifying social structure and studying hard-to-reach populations using survey questions, with more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in journals including JASA, AOAS and PNAS. Her work was recognized with the 2008 Outstanding Statistical Application Award from the American Statistical Association, The Mitchell Prize from ISBA and a Google research award. She is on the editorial board of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining and Frontier in Genetics. She was Associate Editor for JASA from 2007 to 2013.

Kathy McKeown

About Me

A leading scholar and researcher in the field of natural language processing, McKeown focuses her research on big data; her interests include text summarization, question answering, natural language generation, multimedia explanation, digital libraries, and multilingual applications. Her research group's Columbia Newsblaster, which has been live since 2001, is an online system that automatically tracks the day's news, and demonstrates the group's new technologies for multi-document summarization, clustering, and text categorization, among others. Currently, she leads a large research project involving prediction of technology emergence from a large collection of journal articles. McKeown joined Columbia in 1982, immediately after earning her Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania. In 1989, she became the first woman professor in the school to receive tenure, and later the first woman to serve as a department chair (1998-2003).

Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi

Ansaf is a Lecturer in discipline of the Computer Science Department at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. She received her her BS in Computer Science in 1996 from the University of Science and Technology (USTHB), Algeria. She earned her masters and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Orleans (France) in 1999 and 2003 respectively.

Cliff Stein

About Me

His research interests include the design and analysis of algorithms, combinatorial optimization, operations research, network algorithms, scheduling, algorithm engineering and computational biology. Professor Stein has published many influential papers in the leading conferences and journals in his field, and has occupied a variety of editorial positions including the journals ACM Transactions on Algorithms, Mathematical Programming, Journal of Algorithms, SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics and Operations Research Letters. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and Sloan Foundation. He is the winner of several prestigious awards including an NSF Career Award, an Alfred Sloan Research Fellowship and the Karen Wetterhahn Award for Distinguished Creative or Scholarly Achievement. He is also the co-author of the two textbooks. Introduction to Algorithms, with T. Cormen, C. Leiserson and R. Rivest is currently the best-selling textbook in algorithms and has sold over half a million copies and been translated into 15 languages. Discrete Math for Computer Scientists , with Ken Bogart and Scot Drysdale, is a new text book which covers discrete math at an undergraduate level.

David Blei

About Me

David Blei joined Columbia in Fall 2014 as a Professor of Computer Science and Statistics. His research involves probabilistic topic models, Bayesian nonparametric methods, and approximate posterior inference. He works on a variety of applications, including text, images, music, social networks, user behavior, and scientific data. Professor Blei earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Brown University (1997) and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley (2004). Before arriving to Columbia, he was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. He has received several awards for his research, including a Sloan Fellowship (2010), Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2011), Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2011), and Blavatnik Faculty Award (2013).

Itsik Peer

About Me

Itsik Pe’er is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science. His laboratory develops and applies computational methods for the analysis of high-throughput data in germline human genetics. Specifically, he has a strong interest in isolated populations such as Pacific Islanders and Ashkenazi Jews. The Pe’er Lab has developed methodology to identify hidden relatives — primarily in such isolated populations — that involves inferring their past demography, detecting associations between phenotypes and genetic segments co-inherited from the joint ancestors of hidden relatives, and establishing the exceptional utility of whole-genome sequencing in population genetics. With the arrival of high-throughput sequencing methods, Pe’er has focused on characterizing genetic variation that is unique to isolated populations, including the effects of such variation on phenotype.

Mihalis Yannakakis

About Me

He studied at the National Technical University of Athens (Diploma in Electrical Engineering, 1975), and at Princeton University (PhD in Computer Science, 1979). He worked at Bell Labs Research from 1978 until 2001, as Member of Technical Staff (1978-1991) and as Head of the Computing Principles Research Department (1991-2001). He was Director of Computing Principles Research at Avaya Labs (2001-2002), and Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University (2002-2003). He joined Columbia University in 2004. His research interests include design and analysis of algorithms, complexity theory, combinatorial optimization, game theory, databases, and modeling, verification and testing of reactive systems.

Peter Orbanz

About Me

Before coming to New York, he was a Research Fellow in the Machine Learning Group of Zoubin Ghahramani at the University of Cambridge, and previously a graduate student of Joachim M. Buhmann at ETH Zurich. His main research interests are the statistics of discrete objects and structures: permutations, graphs, partitions, and binary sequences. Most of his recent work concerns representation problems and latent variable algorithms in Bayesian nonparametrics. More generally, he is interested in all mathematical aspects of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Fred Jiang

Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Columbia University
Fred received his B.Sc. (2004) and M.Sc. (2007) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and his Ph.D. (2010) in Computer Science, all from UC Berkeley. Before joining SEAS, he was Senior Staff Researcher and Director of Analytics and IoT Research at Intel Labs China. Fred’s research interests include cyber physical systems and data analytics, smart and sustainable buildings, mobile and wearable systems, environmental monitoring and control, and connected health & fitness. His ACme building energy platform has been widely adopted by universities and industries, including Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, National Taiwan University, and several commercial companies. His project on wearable and mobile fitness, in collaboration with University of Virginia, was featured on New Scientist and the Economist magazine. His air-quality monitoring project has been featured on China Central Television and People’s Daily, and was successfully incubated into a startup. He is actively serving on several technical and organizing committees including ACM SenSys, ACM/IEEE IPSN, and ACM BuildSys. He was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellow and a Vodafone-US Foundation Fellow.

Julia Hirschberg

Percy K. and Vida LW Hudson Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University
Julia Hirschberg does research in prosody, spoken dialogue systems, and emotional and deceptive speech. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. She worked at Bell Laboratories and AT&T Laboratories -- Research from 1985-2003 as a Member of Technical Staff and as a Department Head, creating the Human-Computer Interface Research Department at Bell Labs and moving with it to AT&T Labs. She served as editor-in-chief of Computational Linguistics from 1993-2003 and as an editor-in-chief of Speech Communication from 2003-2006. She is on the Editorial Board of Speech Communication and of the Journal of Pragmatics. She was on the Executive Board of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) from 1993-2003, have been on the Permanent Council of International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP) since 1996, and served on the board of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) from 1999-2007 (as President 2005-2007). She is currently the chair of the ISCA Distinguished Lecturers selection committee. She is on the IEEE SLTC, the executive board of the North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, the CRA Board of Directors, and the board of the CRA-W. She has been active in working for diversity at AT&T and at Columbia. She has been a fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence since 1994, an ISCA Fellow since 2008, and became an ACL Fellow in the founding group in 2012. She received a Columbia Engineering School Alumni Association (CESAA) Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in 2009, received an honorary doctorate (hedersdoktor) from KTH in 2007, is the 2011 recipient of the IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award and, also received the ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement in the same year.

Michael Collins

Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University
Michael J. Collins is a researcher in the field of computational linguistics. His research interests are in natural language processing as well as machine learning and he has made important contributions in statistical parsing and in statistical machine learning. One notable contribution is a state-of-the-art parser for the Penn Wall Street Journal corpus. His research covers a wide range of topics such as parse re-ranking, tree kernels, semi-supervised learning, machine translation and exponentiated gradient algorithms with a general focus on discriminative models and structured prediction.

Shih-Fu Chang

Richard Dicker Chair Professor at Columbia University
Shih-Fu Chang’s research interest is focused on multimedia retrieval, computer vision, signal processing, and machine learning. He and his students have developed some of the earliest image/video search engines, such as VisualSEEk, VideoQ, and WebSEEk, contributing to the foundation of the vibrant field of content-based visual search and commercial systems for Web image search. Recognized by many best paper awards and high citation impacts, his scholarly work set trends in several important areas, such as compressed-domain video manipulation, video structure parsing, image authentication, large-scale indexing, and video content analysis. His group demonstrated the best performance in video annotation (2008) and multimedia event detection (2010) in the international video retrieval evaluation forum TRECVID. The video concept classifier library, ontology, and annotated video corpora released by his group have been used by more than 100 groups. He co-led the ADVENT university-industry research consortium with the participation of more than 25 industry sponsors. He has received IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award, ACM SIGMM Technical Achievement Award, IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu award, IBM Faculty award, and Service Recognition Awards from IEEE and ACM. He served as the general co-chair of ACM Multimedia conference in 2000 and 2010, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2006-8), Chairman of Columbia Electrical Engineering Department (2007-2010), Senior Vice Dean of Columbia Engineering School (2012-date), and advisor for several companies and research institutes. His research has been broadly supported by government agencies as well as many industry sponsors. He is a Fellow of IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Zoran Kostic

About Me

Zoran Kostic completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Rochester and his Dipl. Ing. degree at the University of Novi Sad. He spent most of his career in industry where he worked in research, product development and in leadership positions. Zoran's expertise spans mobile data systems, wireless communications, signal processing, multimedia, system-on-chip development and applications of parallel computing. His work comprises a mix of research, system architecture and software/hardware development, which resulted in a notable publication record, three dozen patents, and critical contributions to successful products. He has experience in Intellectual Property consulting. Dr. Kostic is an active member of the IEEE, and he has served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Communications Letters.

Andrew Gelman

Andrew Gelman is a professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University. He has received the Outstanding Statistical Application award from the American Statistical Association, the award for best article published in the American Political Science Review, and the Council of Presidents of Statistical Societies award for outstanding contributions by a person under the age of 40. Andrew has done research on a wide range of topics, including: why it is rational to vote; why campaign polls are so variable when elections are so predictable; why redistricting is good for democracy; reversals of death sentences; police stops in New York City, the statistical challenges of estimating small effects; the probability that your vote will be decisive; seats and votes in Congress; social network structure; arsenic in Bangladesh; radon in your basement; toxicology; medical imaging; and methods in surveys, experimental design, statistical inference, computation, and graphics.
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David Madigan

David Madigan received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Sciences and a Ph.D. in Statistics, both from Trinity College Dublin. He has previously worked for AT&T Inc., Soliloquy Inc., the University of Washington, Rutgers University, and SkillSoft, Inc. He has over 100 publications in such areas as Bayesian statistics, text mining, Monte Carlo methods, pharmacovigilance and probabilistic graphical models. He is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He recently completed a term as Editor-in-Chief of Statistical Science.

Lauren Hannah

Lauren Hannah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at Columbia University. Dr. Hannah received a Ph.D. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University, and an A.B. in Classics, again from Princeton University. After completing her Ph.D., Dr. Hannah completed a postdoc at Duke in the Statistical Science Department. Her interests include machine learning, Bayesian statistics, and energy applications.

Eva Ascarza

Eva Ascarza is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Columbia Business School. She is a marketing modeler who uses tools from statistics and economics to answer marketing questions. Her main research areas are customer analytics and pricing in the context of subscription businesses. She specializes in understanding and predicting changes in customer behavior, such as customer retention and usage. Another stream of her research focuses on developing statistical methodologies to be used by marketing practitioners. She received her PhD from London Business School (UK) and a MS in Economics and Finance from Universidad de Navarra (Spain).

James Curley

About Me

Dr. Curley has very broad interests in behavioral development. He has conducted and published research at molecular, systems, organismal and evolutionary levels of analysis in both animals and humans. The focus of Dr. Curley’s lab at Columbia is on the development of social behavior. Dr. Curley is interested in how both inherited genetic variability and social experiences during development can shift individual differences in various aspects of social behavior and what the neuroendocrinological basis of these differences may be. He also researches the reliability and validity of social behavioral tests conducted in the laboratory and whether it is possible to utilize alternative statistical and methodological approaches to more appropriately assess social behavior. Dr Curley believes that it is critical to understand how the 'social brains' of humans and other animals have been differentially shaped by evolution and to acknowledge how this should better inform translational research.

What you will learn

  • How to craft messages and narratives that will resonate with your target audience to create your desired outcome.
  • How to use simple tools and skills to prepare and deliver memorable presentations.
  • How to use impactful images to enhance your presentation, communication, and messaging to impress your audience.

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Storytelling in the Workplace

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Learn how to craft messages and narratives that will resonate with your target audience to create your desired outcome.

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Public Speaking

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Build confidence as a speaker by learning how to use simple tools and skills to prepare and deliver memorable presentations.

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Visual Presentation

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Learn how impactful images can enhance your presentation, communication and messaging to impress your audience.

Meet your instructors

Keith B. Jenkins

Vice President & Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion at Rochester Institute of Technology
Whatever the arena—professionally, in family, in ministry or in community—Keith’s desire, first and foremost, is to serve. Dr. Keith B. Jenkins, Professor of Communication in the School of Communication, is the Vice President & Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion at Rochester Institute of Technology. Keith, a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, received his B.A. in Communication from the University of Arkansas and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Communication from the Florida State University. Since joining RIT in 1992 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Dr. Jenkins has also served as RIT Faculty-in-Residence (1993 – 1995), RIT’s first Assistant Provost for Diversity (1999 – 2002), Director of Undergraduate Degree Programs in the School of Communication (2011 – 2016), and Interim Vice President and Associate Provost, Division for Diversity & Inclusion (2016 – 2017). He was also privileged to establish RIT’s Multicultural Center for Academic Success and the School of Communication’s Journalism Degree program. Jenkins is the recipient of many awards. Among the RIT awards are the 2010 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching, the 2005 Isaac L. Jordan Pluralism Award, the 2004 RIT Diversity Trailblazer Award, the 1993-94 Provost’s Excellence in Teaching Award, the 1996 and 1997 Higher Education Opportunity Program “Community Professor” awards which recognize a professor who has made a difference in the lives of HEOP students at RIT, and NTID’s (National Technical Institute for the Deaf) 1995 Pluralism Award. Jenkins’ scholarly publications and presentations center around studies in intercultural communication, political and visual rhetoric, and the rhetoric of gospel song. Most recently, the focus of his research has been on pragmatism and the rhetoric of inclusion in Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign
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Lori Marra

Senior Lecturer, School of Communication at Rochester Institute of Technology
After a 30-year career in Technical Communication and Interactive Multimedia management, Lori joined RIT’s School of Communication full time in 2013. Professor Marra has a B.S. in Management from Nazareth College where she also double-minored in Philosophy and Studio Art. She also holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Rochester. She focused on Stoic Ethics and her thesis is titled: The Mad Are All Unwise: The Practicality of Stoic Ethics. She teaches Communication, Public Speaking, and Technical Communication (with a focus on business communication for technical professionals). Lori is also an accomplished playwright and long-time member of the Dramatist Guild. She is advisor to the RIT Players, RIT’s theatre club and she is an artist in residence at MuCCC Theatre. For more on her playwriting career, visit her web site: lorimarra.com or follow her on Twitter @blueinkplayrite.

What you will learn

  • Enhance and tailor written, verbal, and non-verbal communication to various workplace audiences, including managers, co-workers, direct reports, and clients.
  • Improve critical thinking and listening skills to respond to the needs of various constituents in workplace settings.
  • Develop skills in leadership, problem-solving, conflict management, and other critical group dynamics.

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Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving

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The most successful professionals are able to assess the environment, analyze a situation, design a solution, and ultimately win in a competitive scenario.

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Business Communication

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Learn how to effectively communicate and build professional relationships through face-to-face, written, and non-verbal communication.

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Teamwork & Collaboration

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Learn essential teamwork and collaboration skills to lead, build and motivate teams in the workplace.

Meet your instructors

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Mike Johansson

Principal Lecturer, School of Communication at Rochester Institute of Technology Mike Johansson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Communication at Rochester Institute of Technology where he teaches courses in Advertising, Public Relations and Social Media. He was one of three faculty who jointly developed RIT’s first 9-credit critical thinking class, “The Meaning of Things in Three Objects.” The initial offering of the class in Spring 2017 displayed measurable growth in students’ critical thinking skills over the 15-week course. Prior to joining the RIT faculty in 2009, Mike spent more than 25 years in media companies in the United States and abroad. He maintains a lifelong interest in critical thinking and problem solving and includes weekly exercises in his classes to encourage creative thinking. A mentor once noted “Mike doesn’t think outside the box, he doesn’t recognize that the box ever existed.” Mike received two fellowships to the Poynter Institute and also served as a Digital Journalism fellow at University of California, Berkeley. He has a master’s degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

David Neumann

Professor, School of Communication at Rochester Institute of Technology
David Neumann is a Professor in the School of Communication at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where he teaches a variety of communication courses including Persuasion, Small Group Communication, Research Methods, and Communication Theory. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the RIT Eisenhart Outstanding Teacher Award and the RIT Eisenhart Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching. His current focus as a teacher and researcher is on increasing collaboration and cohesion in various work groups. When not on campus you might find him taking in some local music or out playing disc golf.

Andrea Hickerson

Director, School of Communication and Associate Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology
Andrea Hickerson, PhD, is the Director of the School of Communication at RIT and an Associate Professor of Journalism. She joined the RIT faculty in 2009, when RIT began its Journalism degree. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses including, Crafting the Message, Communication Law, and Reporting & Writing. She is the recipient of two grants related to journalism innovation from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In 2017 she was awarded a National Innovation Corps grant from the National Science Foundation related to entrepreneurship in publishing. In addition to her grant work on journalism innovation and education, Dr. Hickerson conducts research on journalism routines and political communication, specifically as they relate to immigrant and transnational communities. She also regularly contributes content to local media in Rochester, New York. Dr. Hickerson has a B.A. in Journalism and International Relations from Syracuse University; a M.A. in Journalism and an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin; and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Washington.

Keri Barone

About Me

Keri Barone has a B.A. in Communication from SUNY Brockport and an M.A. in Rhetorical Criticism also from SUNY Brockport. Since coming to RIT in 2007 as Visiting Professor, she has served as faculty advisor to the National Communication’s Honors Society, Lambda Pi Eta. She initiated the student-run colloquium series, has co-organized the institute-wide Public Speaking Contest, and continues to facilitate guest speakers and volunteer opportunities to enhance community involvement by students.

What you will learn

  • Fundamental R programming skills
  • Statistical concepts such as probability, inference, and modeling and how to apply them in practice
  • Gain experience with the tidyverse, including data visualization with ggplot2 and data wrangling with dplyr
  • Become familiar with essential tools for practicing data scientists such as Unix/Linux, git and GitHub, and RStudio
  • Implement machine learning algorithms
  • In-depth knowledge of fundamental data science concepts through motivating real-world case studies

Program Class List

1
Data Science: R Basics

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Build a foundation in R and learn how to wrangle, analyze, and visualize data.

2
Data Science: Visualization

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Learn basic data visualization principles and how to apply them using ggplot2.

3
Data Science: Probability

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Learn probability theory -- essential for a data scientist -- using a case study on the financial crisis of 2007-2008.

4
Data Science: Inference and Modeling

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Learn inference and modeling, two of the most widely used statistical tools in data analysis.

5
Data Science: Productivity Tools

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Keep your projects organized and produce reproducible reports using GitHub, git, Unix/Linux, and RStudio.

6
Data Science: Wrangling

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Learn to process and convert raw data into formats needed for analysis.

7
Data Science: Linear Regression

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Learn how to use R to implement linear regression, one of the most common statistical modeling approaches in data science.

8
Data Science: Machine Learning

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Build a movie recommendation system and learn the science behind one of the most popular and successful data science techniques.

9
Data Science: Capstone

Course Details
Show what you've learned from the Professional Certificate Program in Data Science.

Meet your instructor

Rafael Irizarry

Professor of Biostatistics at Harvard University
Rafael Irizarry is a Professor of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. For the past 15 years, Dr. Irizarry’s research has focused on the analysis of genomics data. During this time, he has also has taught several classes, all related to applied statistics. Dr. Irizarry is one of the founders of the Bioconductor Project, an open source and open development software project for the analysis of genomic data. His publications related to these topics have been highly cited and his software implementations widely downloaded.

Program overview

Are you an IT professional new to project management or a manager who wants to develop more robust project management skills? Perhaps you are looking to forge a career as a full-time project manager (PM). This program will introduce you to the fundamentals of project management, specifically as they apply to the field of information technology (IT).

This program will help you select project management techniques and strategies that best fit your IT project or organization. You’ll also explore how project management offices are organized and how they develop a project portfolio. Throughout the program, you’ll come to understand some of the challenges of the field, including management of diverse teams and projects that are potentially based anywhere in the world. By the end, you’ll determine your own competencies as an IT project manager and will have developed core skills required for this role.

 

What will you learn

  • Why IT organizations use project management to deliver business value and how organizational culture can influence the role of the PM and individual projects;
  • How to describe and distinguish among the major project management methodologies and project lifecycles as applied to IT and to identify strategies for managing distributed teams;
  • The purpose of a Project Management Office (PMO), high-level strategies to set up, maintain, and close a PMO, and how it can work within your organization;
  • Techniques to intake, prioritize, and select projects and programs so that they align with an organization’s overall business strategy; and
  • Which personal and performance competencies are necessary for project management in IT, and strategies for developing those skills.

Program Class List

1
Strategic Applications of IT Project & Program Management

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In this course you will learn project management standards and frameworks that increase efficiency and deliver tangible business benefits.

2
Portfolio Management, Governance, & the PMO

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Learn how a Project Management Office (PMO) works, discover techniques to monitor and control projects and find out how to keep your project portfolio healthy.

3
Leadership and Management for PM Practitioners in IT

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Learn how to develop effective project management and leadership skills that are essential for successfully guiding diverse or distributed teams and projects.

Meet Your Instructors

Debra Hildebrand

Instructor of Project Management at University of Washington
Debra Hildebrand has over 15 years’ experience in project management consulting and training for private firms and public agencies (federal, state and local level). Her specialties include strategic planning and implementation, organizational redesign and restructure, project management, and quality assurance oversight. Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute, Debra is an instructor at the University of Washington, Stanford University, and City University of Seattle. She has an MBA from the Columbia Business School and is the principal of Hildebrand Solutions, a project management training and consultation firm.

Luke Panezich

Instructor of Project Management at University of Washington
Luke Panezich is a senior-level PPM practitioner and an active PMP, PMI-ACP and CSM. He’s implemented predictive, iterative and adaptive frameworks, helping organizations realize business benefits by turning strategies into IT products and services. As a project management coach and practitioner, he has led and managed teams through all stages of the project management and systems development life cycles. Certificated as a trainer and curriculum designer in Agile and other project management methodologies, Luke is an instructor for the University of Washington and serves on the board for PMI’s Puget Sound chapter. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has a Master's of Engineering Management from St. Martin's University.

Program overview

Want to learn about circuits and electronics? Wondering how the electronics behind sensors and actuators works, or how to make computers run faster, or your mobile phone battery last longer? This series of circuits and electronics courses taught by edX CEO and MIT Professor Anant Agarwal and colleagues is for you.

These online Circuits & Electronics courses are taken by all MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) majors.

Topics covered include: circuit abstraction, circuit elements such as resistors and sources, signals, and networks; circuit design and circuit analysis methods; digital abstraction, digital logic, and basic digital design; electronic devices including MOSFETs, digital switches, amplifiers; Energy storage elements like capacitors and inductors; dynamics of first-order and second-order networks and circuit speed; design in the time and frequency domains; op-amps, filters, and analog and digital circuits, signal processing, and applications. Design and lab exercises are also significant components of the XSeries program.

Weekly coursework includes interactive video sequences, readings from the textbook, homework, fun online laboratories, and optional tutorials. Each course will also have a final exam.

These are self-paced courses, so there are no weekly deadlines.

What you will learn

  • How to design and analyze circuits using both intuition and mathematical analysis
  • How to construct simple digital circuits and improve their speed
  • How to construct and analyze filters and their frequency response using capacitors and inductors
  • Design circuits applications using MOS transistors and operational amplifiers
  • How to measure circuit variables using tools such as virtual oscilloscopes, virtual multimeters, virtual frequency analyzers, and virtual signal generators
  • Compare the measurements of the circuit variables with the behavior predicted by mathematical models and explain the discrepancies

Program Class List

1
Circuits and Electronics 1: Basic Circuit Analysis

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Learn techniques that are foundational to the design of microchips used in smartphones, self-driving cars, computers, and the Internet.

2
Circuits and Electronics 2: Amplification, Speed, and Delay

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Learn how to speed up digital circuits and build amplifiers in the design of microchips used in smartphones, self-driving cars, computers, and the Internet.

3
Circuits and Electronics 3: Applications

Course Details
Learn about cool applications, op-amps and filters in the design of microchips used in smartphones, self-driving cars, computers, and the internet.

Meet Your Instructors

Anant Agarwal

CEO and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT at edX
CEO of edX and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. His research focus is in parallel computer architectures and cloud software systems, and he is a founder of several successful startups, including Tilera, a company that produces scalable multicore processors. Prof. Anant won the Maurice Wilkes prize for computer architecture, and MIT's Smullin and Jamieson prizes for teaching. He is also the 2016 recipient of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize for Higher Education, which recognized his work in advancing the MOOC movement. Additionally, he is a recipient of the Padma Shri award from the President of India and was named the Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate in 2018. He holds a Guinness World Record for the largest microphone array, and is an author of the textbook "Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits."

Gerald Sussman

Professor, Electrical Engineering at MIT
Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. He is a well known educator in the computer science community, perhaps best known as the author of "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs," which is universally acknowledged as one of the top ten textbooks in computer science, and as the creator of Scheme, a popular teaching language. His research spans a range of topics, from artificial intelligence, to physics and chaotic systems, to supercomputer design.
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Piotr Mitros

Former Chief Scientist at edX
Chief Scientist of edX and Research Scientist at MIT. His research focus is in finding ways to apply techniques from control systems to optimizing the learning process. He has worked as an analog designer at Texas Instruments, Talking Lights, and most recently, designed the analog front end for a novel medical imaging modality for Rhythmia Medical.
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Chris Terman

Senior Lecturer, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT
A Senior Lecturer in the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Chris has been an award-winning lecturer for this course on campus since 1995. He has four decades of experience as a teacher, digital systems designer and courseware developer. Chris’ recent research is focused on educational technologies for teaching design skills.

Bonnie Lam

Graduate student, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT
Graduate student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Her research interests are digital design methodologies for low-power applications, and she is currently studying low-power techniques for ultrasound imaging. She received her Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) degree in Engineering Physics (Electrical Engineering Option) at the University of British Columbia in 2008 and her Masters of Science (S.M.) degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010.

“Brilliant course! It’s definitely the best introduction to electronics in Universe! Interesting material, clean explanations, well prepared quizzes, challenging homeworks and fun labs.”

Ilya

“6.002x will be a classic in the field of online learning. It combines Prof. Agarwal’s enthusiasm for electronics and education. The online circuit design program works very well. The material is difficult. I took the knowledge from the class and built an electronic cat feeder.”

Stan

“Brilliant course! It’s definitely the best introduction to electronics in Universe! Interesting material, clean explanations, well prepared quizzes, challenging homeworks and fun labs.”

Ilya

“6.002x will be a classic in the field of online learning. It combines Prof. Agarwal’s enthusiasm for electronics and education. The online circuit design program works very well. The material is difficult. I took the knowledge from the class and built an electronic cat feeder.”

Stan

Program Overview

Current medical services in the healthcare system aren’t designed to maintain good health and the services intended to improve health often fail miserably. The rise in chronic disease and healthcare spending is a looming global crisis.

Lifestyle Medicine involves the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse the lifestyle-related, chronic disease that’s all too prevalent. This type of healthcare approach provides quality improvements for the future of healthcare.

In this professional series, Dr. Amanda McKinney, an American College of Lifestyle Medicine fellow, explores Lifestyle Medicine’s principles and how to use them in treating many common chronic diseases. Licensed medical practitioners, can refresh or add to their existing knowledge of Lifestyle Medicine.

What you will learn

  • Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies
  • The root causes of chronic diseases
  • Specific lifestyle based treatment protocols
  • The skills needed to help patients make difficult lifestyle and behavior changes to treat chronic diseases of lifestyle

Program Class List

1
Lifestyle Medicine Fundamentals

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Learn key concepts of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches used to prevent and treat the root causes of lifestyle-related, chronic diseases.

2
Lifestyle Medicine Treatments of Chronic Disease – Part 1

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Learn specific lifestyle medicine treatment protocols for a variety of chronic diseases, such as breast cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

3
Lifestyle Medicine Treatments of Chronic Disease – Part 2

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Learn specific lifestyle medicine treatment protocols for a variety of chronic diseases, such as prostate cancer, osteoporosis, and depression.

4
Applying Health Coaching in Patient Care

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Learn essential coaching techniques to assist patients with behavior and lifestyle modifications.

Meet your instructors

Kelsey Pruss

M.S., ACSM-CPT, Program Manager at Doane University
Kelsey Pruss is a wellness-lifestyle medicine coordinator, health coach, group fitness instructor, and personal trainer with a passion for demonstrating how nutrition and behavior change can elevate overall health. She has a Master’s of Science degree in Nutrition and Health Sciences, an ACSM certification as a personal trainer and is the Program Director of Doane University's Institute for Human and Planetary Health (IHPH). Throughout her career, Kelsey has focused on improving human health by providing alternatives to detrimental lifestyle behavior; creating healthy, resilient individuals. Creating a global culture of healthy lifestyles will have a positive impact on human and planetary health.

Amanda McKinney

Associate Dean of Health Sciences & Executive Director of the Institute of Human & Planetary Health at Doane University
Amanda McKinney is a physician with a passion for Lifestyle Medicine and environmental issues who recognizes the intimate relationship between our food and the health of both humans and the planet. She is both a Fellow and a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the Director of Doane University's Institute for Human and Planetary Health (IHPH). She founded the IHPH to improve human health by transforming medical education and healthcare delivery and creating healthy, resilient communities. Creating a culture of healthy food, grown sustainably, will have a positive impact on human and planetary health.

Program endorsements

“Dr. Amanda McKinney has formulated a series of lifestyle medicine courses that thoroughly stress fundamental and foundational knowledge. This highly professional contribution is definitely a must for anyone aspiring to possess the necessary tools essential for excellence in the specialty of lifestyle medicine.”

Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. , MD ACLM 2017 Lifetime Achievement Winner

“Dr. Amanda McKinney has formulated a series of lifestyle medicine courses that thoroughly stress fundamental and foundational knowledge. This highly professional contribution is definitely a must for anyone aspiring to possess the necessary tools essential for excellence in the specialty of lifestyle medicine.”

Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. , MD ACLM 2017 Lifetime Achievement Winner

Program overview

Are you interested in working in cybersecurity but unsure if it’s the right career choice for you?

This professional certificate program will introduce you to the field of cybersecurity, as you learn about its landscape, numerous sectors and various roles, competencies and career pathways.

You will learn about the role of the Chief Information Security Office (CISO) as you study the policies, procedures, practices and technologies put in place to mitigate organizational and systems vulnerabilities to cyberattack.

You will also learn about the type of skills needed from a cybersecurity professional, outside of technical proficiency. And lastly, you will be given the opportunity to complete a self-assessment to determine which career path in cybersecurity is right for you.

The goal of this program is to help you better understand cybersecurity and the opportunities within this field as they apply to you. The program is intended for learners who wish to identify their specific optimal niche and create a plan for entry into this exciting field.

What you will learn

  • Describe the vast array of roles and sectors within the Cybersecurity industry;
  • Explain the relationship between management and technology in cybersecurity protection;
  • Identify appropriate types of security controls to the actions of different and evolving threat actors;
  • Apply terminology and basic concepts of cybersecurity;
  • Assess own knowledge, skill, and abilities toward identifying a career path in cybersecurity.

Program Class List

1
Introduction to Cybersecurity

Course Details
An introduction to cybersecurity, ideal for learners who are curious about the world of Internet security and who want to be literate in the field.

2
Cybersecurity: The CISO's View

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Learn about cybersecurity operations and the role played by the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in the industry.

3
Building a Cybersecurity Toolkit

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Develop a set of skills and characteristics that expand beyond technical proficiency to become a successful cybersecurity professional.

4
Finding Your Cybersecurity Career Path

Course Details
Learn about different career pathways in cybersecurity and complete a self-assessment project to better understand the right path for you.

Meet Your Instructors

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky

Director, Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at University of Washington
Barbara Endicott-Popovsky is the director of the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity. She also teaches cybersecurity in several University of Washington programs. Endicott-Popovsky is a member of several national committees shaping cybersecurity education. She earned her doctoral degree from the Center for Secure and Dependable Systems in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Idaho.

David Aucsmith

Senior Principal Research Scientist, Applied Physics Lab at University of Washington
David Aucsmith is a Senior Principal Research Scientist - Applied Physics Lab at the University of Washington. He has worked in a variety of security technology areas including secure computer systems, secure communications systems, security architecture, random number generation, cryptography and cryptographic systems, steganography and network intrusion detection. Aucsmith is a former officer in the U.S. Navy and has written extensively on cybercrime, cyber espionage and cyber warfare. He has been a representative to numerous international, government and academic organizations including the National Academy advisory board on Survivability and Lethality Analysis and the Directorate Advisory Council for the National Security Directorate of Pacific Northwest National Labs. He is co-chairman of the FBI's Information Technology Study Group, a member of the President's Task Force on National Defense and Computer Technology and a member of the Department of Defense's Global Information Grid Senior Industry Review Group. Aucsmith was also U.S. industry representative to the G8 Committee on Organized, Transnational, and Technological Crime where he participated directly in the G8 summits in Paris, Berlin and Tokyo.