Fall 2018 - STAT 652 G100

Statistical Learning and Prediction (3)

Class Number: 4651

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    SSCK 9500, Burnaby

    We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    SSCK 9500, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 12, 2018
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    SWH 10081, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    STAT 302 or STAT 305 or STAT 350 or BUEC 333 or equivalent.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to the essential modern supervised and unsupervised statistical learning methods. Topics include review of linear regression, classification, statistical error measurement, flexible regression and classification methods, clustering and dimension reduction. Open only to graduate students in departments other than Statistics and ActSci. Students with credit for STAT 452 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

Outline:

1. Statistical Learning and Prediction
2. Measuring prediction error
3. Linear regression essentials and extensions
4. Classification: Predicting categorical data
5. Variable selection in linear regression
6. Non-linear regression methods
7. Trees and ensembles
8. Additional modern prediction methods
9. Unsupervised learning: clustering and dimension reduction

Grading

  • Assignments 30%
  • Midterm 30%
  • Final Project 40%

NOTES:

Above grading is subject to change.

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

An Introduction to Statistical Learning with Applications in R. Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibshirani (2013). New York: Springer. 

Available on-line through the SFU Libarary
ISBN-13: 978-1461471370.

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

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