STAT318-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Data Mining

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

Description

Parametric and non-parametric statistical methodologies and algorithms for data mining.

STAT318 and STAT462 are courses in statistical learning and data mining, suited to anyone with an interest in analysing large datasets. The courses will introduce a variety of statistical learning and data mining techniques for classification, regression, clustering and association purposes. Possible topics include, classification and regression trees, random forests, Apriori algorithm, FP-growth algorithm and support vector machines. The lectures will be supplemented with laboratory sessions using the statistical software package R.

Learning Outcomes

  • The courses will:
  • introduce statistical learning and data mining
  • introduce advanced data analysis techniques for classification, regression, cluster analysis and association analysis
  • introduce the use of the statistics software package R

    You will be able to:
  • describe and conduct appropriate statistical modeling techniques
  • be able to interpret the analysis results in such a way that a non-user of statistics can understand
  • Use R competently
  • Write a scientific and technical report

Prerequisites

15 points from MATH102, EMTH118 or MATH199; and another 30 points from 200 level STAT, COSC, DATA, MATH or EMTH

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 102
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 005 (22/2, 8/3-29/3, 26/4-31/5)
A3 Lecture Theatre (1/3)
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
03 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 213
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Course Coordinator

Heyang (Thomas) Li

Lecturer

Philipp Wacker

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignments (x3) 60%
Final examination 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $824.00

International fee $4,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics .

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