Semester 1


Data Analytics Methods

Compulsory Course

6 ECTS credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Statistics, Excel
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • statistical methods, hypothesis, data similarity, correlation, regression, clustering, time series

Lecturer & Consultant
Jojo Pavlov Stoyan Nenkov Rosangela Sviercoski

Programming

Compulsory Course

6 ECTS credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Programming; OOP
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • Python;
    SkyPy;
    NumPy;
    Pandas

Lecturer & Consultant
Galina Momcheva Konstantin Kosev Rosangela Sviercoski Rossitza Marinova

Business Intelligence

Compulsory Course

4.5 ECTS credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Databases
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • BI, ERPs, CRMs, Data Warehouse, ETL, ELT, Snapshots, Report, Development, OLAP Cubes, Mobile BI, Self-Service BI

Lecturer & Consultant
Silviya Takvoryan Veselina Spasova

Database
Systems

Compulsory Course

6 ECTS credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Databases; Relational Algebra
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • GraphDB;
    NoSQL

Lecturer & Consultant
Veselina Spasova Ivo Arhipov

Data
Visualization

Compulsory Course

4.5 ECTS credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Data Analytic Methods; Programming
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • dashboards; Information graphics; visual analytics; Python programming implementations; D3

Lecturer & Consultant
Galina Momcheva Rosangela Sviercoski

Data
Centers

Elective Course / Choose 1 from 7/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Computer Architectures; Computer Networks
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • energy efficient data centers; standards (security/experts); data centers modelling with OMNeT++

Lecturer & Consultant
Teodora Bakardjieva Konstantin Kosev Dilian Popov Peter Todorov

Data Mining Algorithms

Elective Course / Choose 1 from 7/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Data Analytic Methods; Programming
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • Python programming implementations; cluster, predictive analytics; cluster analysis; classifications, K-Means, K-Medoids

Lecturer & Consultant
Bruseva Georgi Georgiev Galina Momcheva

Machine
Learning

Elective Course / Choose 1 from 7/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Data Analytic Methods; Programming
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • Python programming implementations; supervised/unsupervised learning; reinforcement learning; neural networks, predictive analisys, ensemble algorithms

Lecturer & Consultant
Georgi Georgiev Veselina Spasova Galina Momcheva

Information Management

Elective Course / Choose 1 from 7/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Databases; Business Intelligence
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • strategic planning of information systems; IT Strategy, IT leadership; integrated enterprise information architecture; management of software quality

Lecturer & Consultant
Peter Pavlov Veselina Spasova

Cryptography

Elective Course / Choose 1 from 7/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Number Theory
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • cryptographic algorithms; standards; cryptanalysis; cryptographic protocols; steganography; crypto tools and programming implementations

Lecturer & Consultant
Eddy Chakarov Marin Dimitrov

Risk
Management

Elective Course / Choose 1 from 7/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Computer Architectures; Computer Networks; Human Resource Management
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • data risk; infrastructure risk HR risk; disaster recovery plans and procedures; HA infrastructures;

Lecturer & Consultant
Mariya Bruseva

Social Network Analysis

Elective Course / Choose 1 from 7/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Big data; Graph
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • Social Graph; metrics; SNA; Semantic SNA; Social Data Science; SNA tools and programming implementations

Lecturer & Consultant
Galina Momcheva Antonina Ivanova

Semester 2


Big Data
Analytic

Compulsory Course

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Data Analytic Methods
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • Hadoop; MongoDB;  Apache Spark; hybrid transaction and analytical processing; MapReduce; Pig

Lecturer & Consultant
Nikolay Mitev Vladimir Dimitrov Evgeniya Rakitina Dilian Popov
Rosangela Sviercoski

Semantic
Data

Compulsory Course

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Data, Information Retrieval
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • semantic data standards; ontologies; semantic web; metadata management; SPARQL; semantic search; smart cities data standards;

Lecturer & Consultant
Vladimir Alexiev Radka Kalcheva Galina Momcheva

Distributed and Cloud Computing

Compulsory Course

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Computer Architectures; Computer Networks
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • Amazon Web Services; cloud services; Google Web Services; Hadoop cluster on Amazon

Lecturer & Consultant
Teodora Bakardjieva Nikolay Mitev Dilian Popov Ivan Stanev

Data
Centers

Elective Course / Choose 1 from 7/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Computer Architectures; Computer Networks
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • energy efficient data centers; standards (security/experts); data centers modelling with OMNeT++

Lecturer & Consultant
Teodora Bakardjieva Konstantin Kosev Dilian Popov Peter Todorov

Data Mining Algorithms

Elective Course / Choose 1 from 7/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Data Analytic Methods; Programming
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • Python programming implementations; cluster, predictive analytics; cluster analysis; classifications, K-Means, K-Medoids

Lecturer & Consultant
Mariya Bruseva Georgi Georgiev Galina Momcheva

Machine
Learning

Elective Course / Choose 1 from 7/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Data Analytic Methods; Programming
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • Python programming implementations; supervised/unsupervised learning; reinforcement learning; neural networks, predictive analisys, ensemble algorithms

Lecturer & Consultant
Georgi Georgiev Veselina Spasova Galina Momcheva

Information Management

Elective Course / Choose 1 from 7/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Databases; Business Intelligence
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • strategic planning of information systems; IT Strategy, IT leadership; integrated enterprise information architecture; management of software quality

Lecturer & Consultant
Peter Pavlov Veselina Spasova Ivan Stanev

Cryptography

Elective Course / Choose 1 from 7/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Number Theory
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • cryptographic algorithms; standards; cryptanalysis; cryptographic protocols; steganography; crypto tools and programming implementations

Lecturer & Consultant
Eddy Chakarov Marin Dimitrov

Risk
Management

Elective Course / Choose 1 from 7/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Computer Architectures; Computer Networks; Human Resource Management
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • data risk; infrastructure risk HR risk; disaster recovery plans and procedures; HA infrastructures;

Lecturer & Consultant
Mariya Bruseva

Social Network Analysis

Elective Course / Choose 1 from 7/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Big data; Graph
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • Social Graph; metrics; SNA; Semantic SNA; Social Data Science; SNA tools and programming implementations

Lecturer & Consultant
Galina Momcheva Antonina Ivanova

IT
Security

Optional Course / Choose 1 from 4/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Computer Architectures; Computer Networks; Cryptography
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • Standards/policies; cyber resilience strategy; open data security

Lecturer & Consultant
George Sharkov Andreas Christofordies

Linked
Data Lab

Optional Course / Choose 1 from 4/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Semantic Data; Big Data; Open Data; Social Network Analysis
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • mashups; linked open data projects for finance/marketing; S4 (Ontotext)

Lecturer & Consultant
Vladimir Alexiev Marin Dimitrov Radka Kalcheva

Natural Language Processing

Optional Course / Choose 1 from 4/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Data Mining Algorithms; Machine Learning
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • data mining, natural nanguage processing, NLTK, tokenizer, corpora, regex, chunk, predictive analysis, sentiment analysis

Lecturer & Consultant
Georgi Georgiev Galina Momcheva Veselina Spasova Ivan Stanev

Data
Quality

Optional Course / Choose 1 from 4/

3 credits

  • • PREREQUISITES:
  • Database Systems; Business Intelligence
  • • KEYWORDS:
  • data profiling technology; data cleaning and entity resolution; master data management; management of data quality projects

Lecturer & Consultant
Ivan Pavlov Veselina Spasova
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