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MA3405 - Statistical Data Mining for Big Data

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Recent advances in technology makes it possible to collect, store and analyse very large data sets. Consequently, the contemporary scientist must be skilled in extracting important information embedded in large and complex data sets if they are to offer advances in knowledge to industry, business, research and societies of the 21st century. Moreover, employers are increasingly demanding that graduates can make important discoveries by interrogating large data sets. This subject will provide the bridge between mathematical theory and applied computing methods via the R programming language to give students a strong grounding in statistical learning methods for analysing Big Data sets. A range of supervised and unsupervised learning methods will be covered.

Learning Outcomes

  • translate between mathematical, visual and conceptual characterisations of statistical learning methods suitable for Big Data;
  • evaluate large and complex data sets using appropriate statistical modelling techniques;
  • design, implement and validate supervised and unsupervised machine learning systems;
  • implement statistical models in the R computing environment;
  • learn techniques for coping with large data sets.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination - In class - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Project report - (50%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: MA2405 OR MA2000 OR SC2202 OR SC2209

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Professor Yvette Everingham
Lecturers: Dr Carla Ewels, Professor Yvette Everingham.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 06-Apr-2023
Coordinator: Professor Yvette Everingham
Lecturer: Mr Chirag Desai Desai.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Professor Yvette Everingham
Lecturers: Dr Carla Ewels, Professor Yvette Everingham.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.