Data Science Summer School

Over the last few years machine learning techniques have become increasingly popular and are now widely used in both the academia and the industry.

The BSE Data Science Summer School provides an overview of the state-of-the-art tools employed in machine learning.

"Foundations of Data Science" is an introductory course that provides a broad overview of the main methodologies used to analyze data in data science. "Using Text as Data: Methods and Applications" and "Deep Learning and Applications" are advanced courses focusing on specialized topics.

The teaching style of the courses is hands-on. Special attention will be devoted on applying the methodologies introduced in class on empirical data using Jupyter notebooks coded in either Python or R.

Overall, the courses of the BSE Summer School in Data Science give participants the tools to apply modern machine learning techniques, from data exploration to building predictive models and extracting insights.

Course list for 2022

June 26, 2022 (Face-to-face)

  • Coding Bootcamp in Python and R
    Instructor: Laura Battaglia
    This course is held in an intensive one-day format.

Week of June 27 - July 1, 2022 (Face-to-face)

  • Foundations of Data Science
    Instructor: André B.M. Souza (ESADE)

Week of July 4-8, 2022 (Face-to-face)

  • Using Text as Data: Methods and Applications
    Instructors: Rubén Durante (ICREA-UPF and BSE) and Hannes Mueller (IAE-CSIC and BSE) 

Week of July 11-15, 2022 (Face-to-face)

  • Deep Learning and Applications
    Instructors: Vicenç Gómez (UPF Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning group) and Anders Jonsson (UPF Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning group)

Program director


Christian Brownlees

PhD, University of Florence


Apply to Summer School 2022

There is no fee to apply. Submit your application online in a few easy steps!

Apply to Summer School courses

Early-bird registration deadline: April 4, 2022

Last day to apply: June 16, 2022

Fees and discounts

Fees vary by course. You may be eligible for one or more available Summer School discounts. Our staff can provide a personalized quote for you.

Applications will open soon!

Very soon you'll be able to apply to the 2023 edition of the BSE Summer Schools.

See you in Summer 2023!

Courses for the 2023 edition of the BSE Summer Schools will be announced later this year. We look forward to meeting you here in Barcelona!

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