ORIE 4741

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Modern data sets, whether collected by scientists, engineers, medical researchers, government, financial firms, social networks, or software companies, are often big, messy, and extremely useful. This course addresses scalable robust methods for learning from big messy data. We'll cover techniques for learning with data that is messy --- consisting of real numbers, integers, booleans, categoricals, ordinals, graphs, text, sets, and more, with missing entries and with outliers --- and that is big --- which means we can only use algorithms whose complexity scales linearly in the size of the data. We will cover techniques for cleaning data, supervised and unsupervised learning, finding similar items, model validation, and feature engineering. The course will culminate in a final project in which students extract useful information from a big messy data set.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: Linear algebra (MATH 2940 or equivalent), probability theory (ENGRD 2700 or equivalent), programming (ENGRD 2110/CS 2110 or equivalent), and discrete math (CS 2800 or equivalent recommended).

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 13112ORIE 4741  LEC 001

  • 13113ORIE 4741  DIS 201

  • 13114ORIE 4741  DIS 202

  • 13115ORIE 4741  DIS 203

  • 13116ORIE 4741  DIS 204