Semester Two 2012
Parametric and non-parametric statistical methodologies and algorithms for data mining.
STAT318 and STAT462 are courses in Data Mining, suited to anyone with an interest in analysing data. In these courses we introduce you to the statistical analysis of large datasets for both classification and association purposes.
We cover analysis of both numeric and qualitative data and make use of the professional software package MATLAB.
In these courses we will show you how to use the package, enter, manipulate and analyze data in MATLAB.
The Courses will:
• introduce data mining.
• introduce advanced data analysis techniques including classification and regression trees, ROC curves and FP-growth algorithm.
• introduce the use of the statistics computer package MATLAB.
• describe and conduct appropriate statistical modeling techniques for large datasets
• be able to interpret the model results in such a way that a non-user of statistics can understand
• use MATLAB competently
• write a scientific and technical report
i) 15 points from STAT200 to STAT299 and ii) a further 15 points from STAT200 to STAT299 or COSC200-299 or any other relevant subject with Head of School approval.
Course Coordinator / Lecturer
Internal Assessment - TBA
Assignments give you practice in analysing data and presenting results in a written report.
The project will give the opportunity to acquire presentation skills.
The lectures are complemented by computer labs where you will be guided in conducting approriate analysis and modelling.
Examination and Formal Tests
02 Nov 2012
Tan, Steinbach and Kumar 2006. Introduction to Data Mining. 769pp.
This is on a restricted loan in the Library.
For further information see
Mathematics and Statistics.
All STAT318 Occurrences
Semester Two 2012