Science - Course - Modern Applied Statistics: Learning

  • Course Code: STAT618
  • Credits: 3
  • Hours Distribution: (3crs.)
  • Course Type: Pathway: Data Sc (PDSC)

Course Description

The meteoric rise in computing power has been accompanied by a rapid growth in the areas of statistical modeling and data analysis. New techniques have emerged for both predictive and descriptive learning that were not possible ten years ago, using ideas that bridge the gap between statistics, computer science and artificial intelligence. In this course, we cover many of these new methods, with emphasis on the statistical aspects of their application and their integration with more standard statistical methodology. Textbook: Elements of Statistical Learning by Hastie, Tibshirani and Friedman (2008) (second edition), Springer, NY.