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Statistical Learning and Data Mining: 10 Hot Ideas for Learning from Data, NYC, Oct 8-9


Taught by top Stanford professors and leading statisticians Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibshirani, this course presents 10 hot ideas for learning from data, and gives a detailed overview of statistical models for data mining, inference and prediction.



State-of-the-Art Statistical Methods for Data Analysis:
Ten Hot Ideas for Learning from Data
Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibshirani

Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibshirani, Stanford University

Executive Conference Center, New York City - October 8-9, 2015

This two-day course gives a detailed overview of statistical models for data mining, inference and prediction. With the rapid developments in internet technology, genomics, financial risk modeling, and other high-tech industries, we rely increasingly more on data analysis and statistical models to exploit the vast amounts of data at our fingertips.

This course is the third in a series, and follows our popular past offerings "Modern Regression and Classification", and "Statistical Learning and Data Mining".

The two earlier courses are not a prerequisite for this new course.

In this course we emphasize the tools useful for tackling modern-day data analysis problems. These include gradient boosting, SVMs and kernel methods, random forests, lasso and LARS, ridge regression and GAMs, supervised principal components, and cross-validation. We also present some interesting case studies in a variety of application areas.

This course focuses on both "tall" data ( N>p where N=#cases, p=#features) and "wide" data (p>N). Typical examples of tall data are credit risk and churn prediction, and email spam filtering. Topics include linear and ridge regression, lasso, and LARS, support vector machines, random forests and boosting. We give in-depth discussion of validation, cross-validation and test set issues.

For wide data, typical examples are gene expression and protein mass spectrometry data, and data from signals and images. Topics include clustering and data visualization, false discovery rates and SAM, regularized logistic regression and discriminant analysis, supervised and unsupervised principal components, support vector machines and the kernel trick, and the careful use of model selection strategies.

The material is based on recent papers by the authors and other researchers, as well as the best selling book:

Statistical Learning: data mining, inference and prediction, Hastie, Tibshirani & Friedman, Springer-Verlag, 2008

A copy of this book will be given to all attendees.

The lectures will consist of video-projected presentations and discussion. Go to the site

www-stat.stanford.edu/~hastie/sldm.html for more information and online registration.

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