Statistics and data analytics 2017-18

BSc in Computer science

Academic year

This course aims at introducing the bases of descriptive statistics, probability theory and inferential statistics.

News

Date Info
13/03/2018 Starting wednesday 03/14, regular office hour are canceled; students can arrange an appointment via e-mail.
19/02/2018 At 9:30 of Monday, 26/02 in the sala riunioni on the second floor of Via Comelico it will be possible to view the written tests of 7/2.
14/02/2018 Students enrolled in the Statistics and data analytics test of 7/2 should receive within tomorrow an e-mail message showing their result. The oral tests will take place on 23/2 in aula 6 in via Comelico at 9:30.
05/02/2018 The Statistics and data analytics written test of 7/2 will take place in via Celoria 20 in aula 307, starting from 9:30.
30/01/2018 At 9:30 of Tuesday, 06/02 in the sala riunioni on the second floor of Via Comelico it will be possible to view the written tests of 24/1.
29/01/2018 Students enrolled in the Statistics and data analytics test of 24/1 should receive within tomorrow an e-mail message showing their result. The oral tests will take place in via Comelico on 31/1 (9:30-18:30), 1/2 (15:30-18:30), 2/2 (9:30-12:30), and 5/2 (9:30-12:30)
19/01/2018 The Statistics and data analytics written test of 24/1 will take place in via Comelico 39 in aula Sigma, starting from 9:30.
13/12/2017 The last class of Statistics and data analytics is moved from Dec 18th to Jan 8th.
16/10/2017 Additional lectures of the laboratory of Statistics and data analysis will start from Friday, october 20th.
04/10/2017 Computer science students who are not enrolled in the second year will have the choice between R and python as language to be used during the written test. Among those students, who has already followed a R laboratory or have already studied R, it is advisable to stay on R; instead, students not yet haviing studied any language for data analysis are advised to start directly with python. For the students of the other degrees, the R language remains the only option.
28/09/2017 The lecture notes are available also in interactive form.
28/09/2017 The starting date of lab lectures will be communicated later on.

Course schedule

Lectures will take place at the educational sector of Città studi, according to the following provisional schedule:

Day Hour Place
Monday 10:30 - 12:30 V3
Tuesday 9:30 - 12:30 V3

Any change to the schedule will be announced in class and published in paragraph News of this page. There will be additional, non-compulsory, lab lectures each Friday, starting mid-october. The starting date will be communicated later on.

Office hours

By appointment. It is possible contact the teacher by e-mail, taking care to read in advance the guide prepared by Prof. Sebastiano Vigna and clearly specifying in the message the course name and the academic year. In particular, students are encouraged to always use their academic address (i.e. based on the domain studenti.unimi.it) signing with name and student ID number and recalling that the response time may vary depending on the teacher commitments.

Course material

The parts on descriptive statistics are taken from the first three chapters of the textbook Ross, Introductory statistics, Academic press, 2010, ISBN 9780123743886 (marked by PS in the lectures calendar). Students enrolled in the course can download these chapters of the italian edition through authentication using their academic credentials.

The remaining part course is mainly based on the following textbook: Ross, S., Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, Academic press, 2014, ISBN 978-0-12-394811-3 (marked by RPS in the lectures calendar).

Some lecutre notes for topics not covered by the textbooks are available.

Syllabus

The course explains the topics listed in the lecture calendar.

Lectures calendar

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The lectures calendar is based on Google calendar and is accessible also through feed, iCal and Web.

Exam modalities

The exam consists in a written test, including problems to be solved through basics of the R language, followed by an oral test.

Exam sessions

Session Date
January 24/01/2018
February 07/02/2018
June 13/06/2018
July 02/07/2018
September 14/09/2018
January 16/01/2019