Learning from Big Data STAT 440 (3)
A data-first discovery of advanced statistical methods. Focus will be on a series of forecasting and prediction competitions, each based on a large real-world dataset. Additionally, practical tools for statistical modeling in real-world environments will be explored. Prerequisite: 90 units including STAT 350 and one of STAT 341, STAT 260, or CMPT 225, or instructor approval. STAT 240 is also recommended.