This course will introduce broad classes of standard and hybrid techniques and tools for analysing and visualizing data on a large scale. It elaborates on how efectve analysis can be attained by computaton and visualizaton. Students will work in small teams to complete a research project by examining approaches for data & visual analytcs. Big data is data that is generally too large to it into the analyst’s computer. Since storage and networking are getng less costly as well as faster, big data can be transported easily to a destnaton where analysis needs to be done. Insights and business value can be drawn from big data. It is also useful for policy makers e.g. Government. The course aims to provide a broad understanding of big data sets, emerging technologies for these large data sets and methods of analysis of big data. On completon of this course students will be able to understand the challenges of managing and analysing big data and to be able to visualize large datasets in order to understand its structure.