BSc in Computer science (Università degli Studi di Milano)


The course aim at introducing the fundamentals of descriptive statistics, probability and parametric inferential statistics.

Expected results

Students will be able to carry out basic explorative analyses and inferences on datasets, they will know the main probability distributions and will be able to understand statistical analyses conducted by others; moreover, they will know simple methods for the problem of binary classification, and will be able to evaluate their performances. The students will also acquire the fundamental competences for studying more sophisticated techniques for data analysis and data modeling.

Information

Date Info
24/01/2020 Results of the Statistics and data analysis written test of February, 7th 2020, oral test calendar, and public correction
Students enrolled in the Statistics and data analysis test of 7/2 should receive an e-mail message showing their result. The oral tests will take place in the "laboratorio magistrale 5° piano" room of the Computer science Department, according to the following schedule organized by last name initial: Wednesday 12/2 at 15:30 (A-C); Thursday 13/2 at 9:30 (D-F); Friday 14/2 at 14:30 (G-Z). The public correction will take place on Thursday 20/2 at 9:30 in the "laboratorio magistrale 5° piano" room of the Computer science Department. Students with further questions are invited to show up during office hours.
05/02/2020 Place and time of the Statistics and data analysis written test of February 7th, 2020
The Statistics and data analytics written test of 7/2 will take place in the classrooms at the first floor of the Computer science department, starting from 9:30. Participants may bring a book and a notebook with them for consultation.
24/01/2020 Public correction of the Statistics and data analysis written test of Januery, 20th 2020
The public correction of the written test of Statistics and data analysis of 20/1/20 will take place at 10:00 on 4/2 in Lab. Laurea Magistrale 3rd floor. Students with further questions will be able to view their own test.
24/01/2020 Results of the Statistics and data analysis written test of January, 20th 2020 and oral test calendar
Students enrolled in the Statistics and data analytics test of 20/1 should receive an e-mail message showing their result. The oral tests will take place in the computer science department, according to the following schedule organized by last name initial: 28/1 9:30 sala riunioni 4° piano (A to CA), 29/1 14:30 lab. magistrale 5° piano (CE to F), 30/1 9:30 lab. magistrale 5° piano (G to M), 31/1 9:30 lab. magistrale 5° piano (N to Z).
14/01/2020 Place and time of the Statistics and data analysis written test of January 20th, 2020
The Statistics and data analytics written test of 20/1 will take place in the classrooms at the first floor of the Computer science department, starting from 13:30. Participants may bring a book and a notebook with them for consultation.
09/12/2019 Postponement of the written test of Statistics and data analytics of January 2020
The Statistics and data analytics weritten test of January is postponed to Monday 20/1/2020. Time and place will be communicated in proximity of the tests.
20/09/2019 Public correction of the Statistics and data analysis written test of September, 16th 2019
The public correction of the written test of 16/9/19 will take place at 11:00 on 27/9 in Lab. Laurea Magistrale 5 piano. Students with further questions will be able to view their own test.
20/09/2019 Results of the Statistics and data analysis written test of September, 16th 2019 and oral test calendar
Students enrolled in the Statistics and data analytics test of 16/9 should receive an e-mail message showing their result. The oral tests will take place in the lab. Laurea magistrale at the 5th floor of the computer science department, according to the following schedule organized by last name initial: from A to C, 24/9 at 9:30; from D to Z, 26/9 at 14:30.
11/09/2019 Place and time of the Statistics and data analysis written test of September 16th, 2019
The Statistics and data analytics written test of 16/9 will take place in the classrooms at the first floor of the Computer science department, starting from 8:30. Participants may bring a book and a notebook with them for consultation.
10/07/2019 Public correction of the Statistics and data analysis written test of July, 3rd 2019
The public correction of the written test of 3/7/19 will take place at 10:30 on 18/7 in Lab. Laurea Magistrale 3 piano. Students with further questions will be able to view their own test.
09/07/2019 Results of the Statistics and data analysis written test of July, 3rd 2019 and oral test calendar
Students enrolled in the Statistics and data analytics test of 3/7 should receive an e-mail message showing their result. The oral tests will take place in the lab. Laurea magistrale at the 5th floor of the computer science department, according to the following schedule organized by last name initial: from A to M, 15/7 at 9:30; from Q to Z, 16/7 at 9:30; from N to P, 17/7 at 9:30.
01/07/2019 Place and time of the Statistics and data analysis written test of July 3rd, 2019
The Statistics and data analytics written test of 3/7 will take place in the classrooms at the first floor of the Computer science department, starting from 9:00. Participants may bring a book and a notebook with them for consultation.
19/06/2019 Public correction of the Statistics and data analysis written test of June, 10th 2019
The public correction of the written test of 10/6/19 will take place at 10:00 on 27/6 in Lab. Laurea Magistrale 5 piano. Students with further questions will be able to view their own test.
14/06/2019 Results of the Statistics and data analysis written test of June, 10th 2019 and oral test calendar
Students enrolled in the Statistics and data analytics test of 10/6 should receive an e-mail message showing their result. The oral tests will take place in the computer science department, according to the following schedule organized by last name initial (not necessarily contiguous): from A to G, 17/6 at 14:00 (meeting room on the 5th floor); M and S, 18/6 at 14:00 (lab. Laurea magistrale 5th floor); P, 21/6 at 14:30 (lab. Laurea magistrale on the 5th floor).
06/06/2019 Place and time of the Statistics and data analysis written test of June 10th, 2019
The Statistics and data analytics written test of 10/6 will take place in the classrooms at the first floor of the Computer science department, starting from 8:30. Participants may bring a book and a notebook with them for consultation.
16/05/2019 Postponement of the written test of Statistics and data analytics of July 2019
The Statistics and data analytics weritten test of July is postponed to Wednesday 3/7/2019. Time and place will be communicated in proximity of the tests.
23/02/2019 Public correction of the Statistics and data analysis written test of February, 12th 2019
The public correction of the written test of 12/2/19 will take place at 10:00 on 5/3 in Lab. Laurea Magistrale 5 piano. Students with further questions will be able to view their own test.
17/02/2019 Results of the Statistics and data analysis written test of February, 12th 2019 and oral test calendar
Students enrolled in the Statistics and data analytics test of 12/2 should receive an e-mail message showing their result. The oral tests will take place in the Lab. Laurea Magistrale on the 5th floor of the computer science department, according to the following schedule organized by last name initial (not necessarily contiguous): A and D 19/2 at 8:30; B and F 19/2 at 13:30; C and G 20/2 at 8:30; P and R 20/2 at 13:30; L, M, and N 21/2 at 8:30; S, T, and V 21/2 at 13:30.
08/02/2019 Place and time of the Statistics and data analysis written test of February 12th, 2019
The Statistics and data analytics written test of 12/2 will take place in the classrooms at the first floor of the Computer science department, starting from 8:30. Participants may bring a book and a notebook with them for consultation.
24/01/2019 Office hours change
Starting Monday 28/01, office hour will be handled via e-mail.
23/01/2019 Results of the Statistics and data analysis written test of January, 16th 2019, oral test calendar and public correction
Students enrolled in the Statistics and data analytics test of 16/1 should receive an e-mail message showing their result. The oral tests will take place in via Celoria 18, in the Lab. Laurea Magistrale 5 piano at 9:30 on 25/1, 29/1, 30/1, 31/1, and 1/2 and in the Lab. Laurea Magistrale 3 piano at 9:30 on 28/1 as follows. Degree F1X+F49: A/L 25/1, M/Z 28/1. Degree F3X+F9X: A/C 28/1, D/I 29/1, L/M 30/1, N/P 31/1, Q/Z 1/2. The public correction will take place at 10:00 on 4/2 in Lab. Laurea Magistrale 5 piano.
10/01/2019 Place and time of the Statistics and data analysis written test of January 16th, 2019
The Statistics and data analytics written test of 16/1 will take place in the classroom Gamma of the Computer science department, starting from 8:30.
13/12/2018 Office hours on December 18th
The office hours of December, 18th are canceled.
13/12/2018 Classroom change for the Statistics and data analytics course
The Statistics and data analytics lecture of 17/12 will take place in aula Beta.
05/11/2018 Suspension of lectures and office hours on November 6th and 7th
The classes of November, 6th and 7th are canceled, as well as the office hours of November 6th.
30/10/2018 Suspension of the Statistics and data analytics lab
The Statistics and data analytics lab of November, 2nd is canceled.
22/10/2018 Lab lectures for the Statistics and data analytics course
Additional lectures of the laboratory of Statistics and data analysis will start from Friday, october 26th between 10:30 and 13:30 in classroom Gamma in via Celoria 18.
16/10/2018 Classroom change for the Statistics and data analytics classes
Starting from 22/10, Monday classes will take place in aula Magna of the Department of Computer science. The timetable is unchanged.
05/10/2018 Office hours for the fall semester
Office hours for the fall semester will be on Tuesday from 16:30 in the teacher's office, starting from 09/10.
01/10/2018 Use of the interactive lecture notes for the Statistics and data analytics class
The lecture notes are available also in interactive form.
01/10/2018 Laboratory of the statistics and data analytics class
The starting date of lab lectures will be communicated later on.

Language

Lectures are in italian.

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 G21 Aula Magna del Dipartimento di Informatica
Tuesday 9:30 - 12:30 301

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

Thursday, at 17:00. 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 through a github repository, as well as in a form directly executable in a Web browser.

Syllabus

The course explains the topics listed in the lecture calendar.

Lectures calendar

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Exam modalities

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

Exam sessions

Session Date
January 16/01/2019
February 12/02/2019
June 10/06/2019
July 03/07/2019
September 16/09/2019
January 16/01/2020