edX: The Analytics Edge

The Analytics Edge
Instructor: Dimitris Bertsimas, MIT
Zeitraum: ab 4. März 2014, 11w
Status: habe ich gemacht, inkl. Exams und Zertifikat

Anmerkung: Ganz klar einer der besten Kurse, die ich bisher besucht habe.


Course Description

In the last decade, the amount of data available to organizations has reached unprecedented levels. Data is transforming business, social interactions, and the future of our society. In this course, you will learn how to use data and analytics to give an edge to your career and your life. We will examine real world examples of how analytics have been used to significantly improve a business or industry. These examples include Moneyball, eHarmony, the Framingham Heart Study, Twitter, IBM Watson, and Netflix. Through these examples and many more, we will teach you the following analytics methods: linear regression, logistic regression, trees, text analytics, clustering, visualization, and optimization. We will be using the statistical software R to build models and work with data. The contents of this course are essentially the same as those of the corresponding MIT class (The Analytics Edge). It is a challenging class, but it will enable you to apply analytics to real-world applications.


Links

Kaggle Competition Walkthrough: Wrapup
Titanic: Getting Started With R
Titanic: One Approach to Deriving a Model