TILS8000 Elements of statistical learning (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
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Responsible organisation:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023



The course gives an overview of modern statistical methods for mathematically oriented students. The main focus is in prediction models and assessment of their performance in new data. The course starts with linear models and proceeds to additive generalized models and other non-linear models. Smoothing, splines and regularization play an important role. The methods are applied to real and simulated data.

Completion methods

Course exam, exercises and practical assignment

Assessment details

The grades are determined by the success in the course exam and possibly also by the performance shown in the exercises and the practical assignment.

Learning outcomes

  • knows linear and non-linear methods for regression and classification
  • knows approaches for model assessment and model selection
  • knows approaches for regularization and smoothing
  • knows some methods for unsupervised learning
  • can carry-out data-analysis with real data

Description of prerequisites

probability calculus, linear algebra, vector calculus, programming

Study materials

Hastie, T., Tibshirani, R. & Friedman, J. (2009). The Elements of Statistical Learning, Second Edition. Springer, Berlin.
Available at https://web.stanford.edu/~hastie/Papers/ESLII.pdf


Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
The assessment is based on the success in the course exam and possibly the activity in doing the assignments as well as the performance in the practical work.
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Teaching (5 cr)

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Arviointiin vaikuttavat menestys kurssitentissä ja mahdollisesti aktiivisuus harjoitustehtävien tms. tekemisessä sekä harjoitustyöstä suoriutuminen. Tarkemmat arviointiperusteet esitetään opetusohjelmassa.
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