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Bachelor 2014/2015

Data Analysis and Data Mining

Type: Compulsory course
Area of studies: Applied Mathematics and Information Science
When: 3 year, 1, 2 module
Prerequisites:
Intermediate level spoken English; basics of calculus including the concepts of function, derivative and the first-order optimality condition; basic linear algebra including vectors, inner products, Euclidean distances, matrices, and singular value and eigen-value decompositions; basic probability including conditional probabilities, Bayes theorem, stochastic independence, and Gaussian distribution; and basic set theory notation.
Language: English
ECTS credits: 4.5
This is an unconventional course in modern Data Analysis. Its contents are heavily influenced by the idea that data analysis should help in enhancing and augmenting knowledge of the domain as represented by the concepts and statements of relation between them. According to this view, two main pathways for data analysis are summarization, for developing and augmenting concepts, and correlation, for enhancing and establishing relations. Visualization, in this context, is a way of presenting results in a cognitively comfortable way. The term summarization is understood quite broadly here to embrace not only simple summaries like totals and means, but also more complex summaries: the principal components of a set of features and cluster structures in a set of entities. Similarly, correlation here covers both bivariate and multivariate relations between input and target features including classification trees and Bayes classifiers.This is an unconventional course in modern Data Analysis. Its contents are heavily influenced by the idea that data analysis should help in enhancing and augmenting knowledge of the domain as represented by the concepts and statements of relation between them. According to this view, two main pathways for data analysis are summarization, for developing and augmenting concepts, and correlation, for enhancing and establishing relations. Visualization, in this context, is a way of presenting results in a cognitively comfortable way. The term summarization is understood quite broadly here to embrace not only simple summaries like totals and means, but also more complex summaries: the principal components of a set of features and cluster structures in a set of entities. Similarly, correlation here covers both bivariate and multivariate relations between input and target features including classification trees and Bayes classifiers.