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Statistical Learning & Big Data – BSTA 522

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BSTA 522


Course Information

This course is designed to introduce statistical methods for machine learning and new emerging challenges in big data analysis. In recent years, statistical machine learning has played a crucial role in informatics and data science. Ever increasing data size creates new challenges for traditional statistical learning and this is an active research area. This course will cover traditional statistical learning methods as well as newer methods for such challenges.


  1. BSTA 511/611 Estimation and Hypothesis Testing for Applied Biostatistics
  2. BSTA 512/612 Linear Models