Course: Introduction to modern data analysis in R

This two-day course kick-starts your journey with R and data analysis, and gives you the tools to import, manipulate, visualize and communicate data sets in all sizes in the data science tool R.
Copenhagen: October 26-27 2020

Your teachers

Johannes Waage

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Johannes is a trained bioinformatician, PhD, and is working as a senior data scientist in PFA Pension, where is developing intelligent pension- and insurance solutions with machine learning and data science.

He has experience in teaching from University of Copenhagen, Region Hovedstaden, as well as the private sector, and is daily using the full portfolio of R-product to enrich internal and customefacing processes in PFA.

R has been a steady companion in Johannes’ carreer, og he has used machine learning in multiple scientific publications, among others in Nature.

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Leon Jessen

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Leon has a background in bioengineering, a PhD in bioinformatics and is currently working as as Assistant Professor at the section for bioinformatics at DTU. His primary area of research is the application of advanced machine learning technology aiming at expanding our understanding of complex mechanisms in the human immune system.

Leon has experience in teaching from Region Hovedstaden and DTU, where he is course responsible for an Applied Data Science course and supervising for bachelor, master and PhD students. Furthermore, he will complete his professional post graduate teacher education in the spring of 2019.

Leon is an active part of the international R-community and gives talks and workshops on the Deep Learning in R. He has recently been invited speaker at Intelligent ”Cloud Conference 2018” in Copenhagen, ”WhyR conference 2018” in Poland and ”R/Pharma conference 2018” at Harvard in Boston, US. In addition Leon has been appointed as”sustainer” on the ”RStudios community pages”.

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“I followed Nordicdatalab’s course ‘Introduction to modern data analysis’ in May 2019. It was a fantastic course with a perfect balance between theory and hands-on lectures. The topics were spot on what I needed for my work as a senior scientist at Chr. Hansen and most of what I learned I went straight home to implement leading to more efficient and automatized workflows with superior reproducibility.” - Course Participant


“As Datamanager at Rigshospitalet, R is an important tool in my everyday work. Beeing used to work with baseR, the incorporation of the tidyverse philosophy and grammar greatly improved the efficiency of my workflow. NordicDataLabs course ‘Modern Data Analysis in R’ was a solid introduction to the tidyverse and covered a wide range of topics from reading and wrangling to visualisation of data. Leon and Johannes provided excellent course material and had great tips, useful even for more experienced R users. I can highly recommend this course, both for beginners and advanced users of R.” - Course Participant


“God interaktion med os gennem hele undervisningen (dejlig åben og uformel tone) - Relevant og letforståeligt træningsmateriale” - Kursusdeltager


“Vi deltog på Nordicdatalabs kursus Introduktion til moderne data analyse i R. Kurset var en god indføring i et fantastisk værktøj på en pædagogisk og forståelig måde. Vi har siden kurset arbejdet videre med R og er begyndt at erstatte tunge regnearksmodeller med mere præcise og ikke mindst hurtigere modeller. Leon og Johannes var gode til at sætte sig ind i vores udgangspunkt og sikre at vi var med hele vejen, til trods for at vi alle kom på kurset med meget forskellige udgangspunkter.” - Kursusdeltager

About us

nordicdatalab ApS was founded in the spring of 2019 by two former colleagues Johannes Waage and Leon Jessen. At nordicdatalab, we believe that courses in R and data science should be based in a modern praxis, and that’s why you should be taught by instructors who use R everyday in academia or business. We’ll guarantee a personal and focused traning, and a modern toolbox you can translate to value in your own work.

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Write us a message if you have any questions regarding courses, training, etc. If you would like to book a course, please use the booking form on the course page.