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Last approved: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:03:43 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Statistics (STAT)
Statistical Data Mining
Statistical Data Mining
Fall 2017
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statistics majors or with the permission of the instructor
STAT 6201, STAT 6202, and STAT 6214 or equivalents
coursework in mathematical statistics, applied linear models, and multivariate statistics
Tatiyana V. Apanasovich,
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Introduction to basic data mining concepts and techniques for discovering interesting patterns hidden in large-scale data sets, focusing on issues relating to effectiveness and efficiency. Students are expected to be familiar with R programming.
Objective: The student will be able to properly formulate data mining problems, understand and utilize fundamental data mining techniques, and evaluate the data mining results.

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the class, the student will be able to

1. Display a comprehensive understanding of different data mining tasks and the algorithms most appropriate for addressing them.

2. Demonstrate capacity to perform a self directed piece of practical work that requires the application of data mining techniques.

3. Conceptualize a data mining solution to a practical problem.
This course is about statistical methods in Data mining. It is less about specific tools and more about concepts and techniques and statistical methods in Data mining.
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This was offered as a Topic Course (STAT 6289) in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.
jbb (Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:29:21 GMT): Rollback: The Middle States Commission on Higher Education now requires that all syllabi include average minimum amount of out-of-class or independent learning expected per week. For more detail see
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