Predictive Modeling and Statistical Learning


An introduction to statistical learning methods for prediction and inference. Topics include exploratory data analysis and visualization, linear and generalized linear models, model selection, penalized estimation and shrinkage methods including Lasso, ridge regression and Bayesian regression, regression and classification based on decision trees, Bayesian Model Averaging and ensemble methods, and time permitting, smoothing splines, support vector machines, neural nets or other advanced topics. The R programming language and applications used throughout. Instructor consent required. Corequisite: Statistical Science 323D or 523L and Statistical Science 360, 601, or 602L

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