Fall 2019 - STAT 652 G100
Statistical Learning and Prediction (3)
Class Number: 4618
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 6, 2019
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
Prerequisites:STAT 302 or STAT 305 or STAT 350 or BUEC 333 or equivalent.
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.
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
- Assignments 10%
- Quizzes 10%
- Midterm 30%
- Final Project 50%
Above grading is subject to change.
An Introduction to Statistical Learning with Applications in R. Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibshirani (2013). New York: Springer.
Book is available for free on-line through the SFU Libarary
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