STAT462-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Data Mining

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

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

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Head of School.

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 E7 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 E5 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
04 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics Head of Department

Textbooks / Resources

G. James, D. Witten, T. Hastie and R. Tibshirani, An Introduction to Statistical Learning with Applications in R. (2014) Springer

Recommended reading:
T. Hastie, R. Tibshirani and J. Friedman, The Elements of Statistical Learning, Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction. (2013) Springer.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,000.00

* 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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