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# Data Science for Engineers

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## Overview

Learning Objectives :
1. Introduce R as a programming language
2. Introduce the mathematical foundations required for data science
3. Introduce the first level data science algorithms
4. Introduce a data analytics problem solving framework
5. Introduce a practical capstone case study

Learning Outcomes:
1. Describe a flow process for data science problems (Remembering)
2. Classify data science problems into standard typology (Comprehension)
3. Develop R codes for data science solutions (Application)
4. Correlate results to the solution approach followed (Analysis)
5. Assess the solution approach (Evaluation)
6. Construct use cases to validate approach and identify modifications required (Creating)

## Syllabus

Week 1 : Linear algebra for data science (algebraic view - vectors, matrices, product of matrix & vector, rank, null space, solution of over-determined set of equations and pseudo-inverse) ,
Week 2 : Linear algebra for data science (geometric view - vectors, distance, projections, eigenvalue decomposition)
Week 3 : Statistics (descriptive statistics, notion of probability, distributions, mean, variance, covariance, covariance matrix)
Week 4 : Statistics (Understanding univariate and multivariate normal distributions, introduction to hypothesis testing, confidence interval for estimates)
Week 5 : Typology of data Science problems and a solution framework
Week 6 : Univariate and multivariate linear regression Model assessment (including cross validation)
Week 7 : Verifying assumptions used in linear regression , Assessing importance of different variables, subset selection
Week 8 : Introduction to classification and classification using logistics regression ,Classification using various clustering techniques

#### Taught by

Shankar Narasimhan and Raghunathan Rengasamy

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The course is not good. This course is full on theory lectures and the teacher is too boring with little or no information about the practical use of the math we are studying.