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Spring 2011-2012
* COS 424  

Interacting with Data

David M. Blei
Xiaoyan Li

Computers have made it possible, even easy, to collect vast amounts of data from a wide variety of sources. It is not always clear, however, how to use that data, and how to extract useful information from it. This problem is faced in a tremendous range of business and scientific applications. This course will focus on some of the most useful approaches to this broad problem, exploring both theoretical foundations and practical applications. Students will gain experience analyzing several kinds of data, including text, images and biological data. Topics will include classification, clustering, prediction, and dimensionality reduction.


Reading/Writing assignments:
Written exercises, programming and data-exploration projects; reading from text and primary sources. Student is expected to read 20 pages per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Programming Assignments - 50%
Other (See Instructor) - 50%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAT 202 and COS 126 or equivalent or permission of instructor..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43042 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   Computer Science Building   104   Enrolled:108 Limit:150