Data Analytics: Opportunities and Risks


This year, our program will focus on learning the issues and practices related to “Data Analytics: Opportunities and Risks.” Our society has been transformed into digital data-driven, Information and Knowledge economy where data is collected, processed and analyzed, integrated, disseminated, shared and sold easily.

Cyber activities such as online purchase, online banking, social networking, and online searches, generate tons of data about you, such as your identity, financial and social behaviors, your health issues, etc. In addition, the government also collects tons of data about citizens or businesses. This summer camp will focus on how these cyber data can be analyzed and used to create opportunities for a city government. It also investigates how the data can pose privacy risks and how to secure and protect personal data.

In particular, the summer campers will:

  • Investigate different methods of online collection, integration and sharing of personal data
  • Learn how to use data analytics tools to help the City of Newark to identify issues and to suggest alternative solutions for the City
  • Discuss the privacy and security threats and societal issues of cyber data
  • Learn privacy and security technologies and practices to protect cyber data
  • Understand industry needs of data security skills and security professional career.


During their time at the camp, students will learn and use computer applications and tools to conduct their study. Each student will have access to his/her own computer workstation. Instructors will help students to learn the necessary concepts and computer tools. Students will also have hands-on training in basic application software such as word processing, spreadsheets and a presentation application such as power point. They will learn how to interact with their colleagues through a problem-centered approach to learning.

On the last day of camp, students will have an opportunity to share their camp activities and experience with teachers, parents, relatives and friends through a multimedia presentation, which will be open to the public. The camp will run at the Rutgers University Newark campus from June 29th to July 10th from 8:30am to 12:30pm.


For more information on the camp, please contact:
Summer Camp Coordinator
camp@cimic.rutgers.edu, (973) 353-1608
http://cimic.rutgers.edu/camp/camp2014