Certificate of Achievement

Christhian Almir Gruhn

has completed the following course:

Data Science in the Games Industry

University of Dundee

This online course explored big data in the games industry and how to store and analyse data effectively to gain insights into game users’ actions and behaviours. The course looked at different models of data such as tabular data, atomic data and relational data. It also provided insights into how to store non-relational data at scale and how the games industry makes use of this data to build better games experiences and increase profits.

3 weeks, 3 hours per week


Andy Cobley

Senior Lecturer, School of Science and Engineering

University of Dundee

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Learning outcomes

  • Assess new techniques of data analysis
  • Synthesise knowledge to be able to describe the types of data that techniques can best be applied to
  • Design data stores that can manage data at scale
  • Classify data in context, to select the most appropriate technique for data analysis
  • Compare and evaluate new techniques for data analysis for a number of given scenarios in the games industry
  • Design data stores that can manage complex data at scale for a number of given scenarios in the games industry


Week 1: Data in all its glory

  • The Data Exhaust
  • Tabular vs Big Data
  • Disappearances in the CAP Triangle
  • Why do NoSQL databases help overcome CAP theorem?
  • What is Dark data and where is it hiding?

Week 2: Taming the Data Exhaust

  • How can we analyse large data with distributed systems?
  • Hadoop, HDFS, MapReduce, and other technologies including the Spark framework
  • Distributed real time analytical systems
  • Lambda Architecture
  • Graphs and Graph databases

Week 3: Analysis is our answer

  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to R and Python
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Goals of machine learning and data mining
  • Neural networks

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Issued on 13th September 2018

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Free online course:

Data Science in the Games Industry

University of Dundee