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Introduction to Data Analytics

MS - 4610
Session 1 – Course Overview

Nandan Sudarsanam,
Department of Management Studies,
Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and AI (RBC-DSAI),
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Course Overview

• Objective: The course will introduce students to

the basic concepts of data analytics and serve
as an introduction to machine learning.
• How does this course dovetail with the other
– Data Analytics Labs, Math fundamentals courses,
Probability and Statistics part, Machine Learning/ pattern
recognition advanced courses
• Course style: Mostly conceptual, with some amount
of math and some applications using R

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Course Overview

• Text/s
– James, Gareth, et al. An introduction to statistical
learning. Vol. 112. New York: springer, 2013
– Others:
• Bertsekas, Dimitri P., and John N. Tsitsiklis. Introduction to
probability. Vol. 1. Belmont, MA: Athena Scientific, 2002.
• Montgomery, Douglas C., and George C. Runger. Applied statistics
and probability for engineers. John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
• Friedman, Jerome, Trevor Hastie, and Robert Tibshirani. The
elements of statistical learning. Vol. 1. New York: Springer series in
statistics, 2001.
• Tan, Pang-Ning. Introduction to data mining. Pearson Education
India, 2007.

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Course Plan

• Weekly break up
Week 1 Intro & probability review
Week 2 Probabilistic modelling
Week 3 Applied Statistics
Week 4 Fitting distributions & Simulation
Week 5 Intro to statistical learning & regression (chapter 2 & 3)
Week 6 Resampling methods - Bootstrapping and Cross-validation (chapter 5)
Week 7 Model selection + regularization (Chapter 6)
Week 8 nonlinear extension to regression (Chapter 7)
Week 9 Logistic and Linear Discriminant Analysis (Chapter 4)
Week 10 Tree based methods (Chapter 8)
Week 11 Support Vector Machines (Chapter 9)
Week 12 Bagging and Boosting and ensemble approaches
Week 13 Artificial Neural Networks
Week 14 Clustering (Chapter 10)
Week 15 Association Rule Mining
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Other Details

• Teaching Assistants:
– Ramya C
– Srinivas Sridharan

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