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Expecting to build a solid foundation of business analytics, this course has been designed to impart knowledge of machine learning and statistical methods for data analysis. The course shall also provide sufficient knowledge of python programming language to use for machine learning algorithm and python/R programming for statistical methods. A brief introduction of neural networks and deep learning will also be covered.

Fee : INR 40,200

Registration fee : INR 200

Tution Fee : INR 40,000

- Graduation/ Pursuing Graduation (Studied Mathematics at 12
^{th}level). - Professionals having knowledge of Mathematics.

Introduction ,Evolution , Concept and Scopes , Data , Big Data, Metrics and Data classification, Data Reliability & Validity, Problem Solving with Analytics, Different phases of Analytics in the business and Data science domain, Descriptive Analytics, Predictive Analytics and Prescriptive Analytics , Different Applications of Analytics in Business, Text Analytics and Web Analytics, Skills for Business Analytics , Concepts of Data Science, Basic skills required for understanding Data Science.

Introduction to Python Editors & IDE’s (Jupyter, Spyder, pycharm, etc...), custom environment settings, basic data types -numeric, string, float, tuples, list ,dictionary ,sets and their operations, control flow (if-elif-else), loops (for, while), inbuilt functions for data conversion, writing user defined functions.

Important packages like NumPy, SciPy, scikit-learn, Pandas, Matplotlib, seaborn, etc., installing and loading packages, reading and writing data from/to different formats, tuples, sets, dictionaries, simple plotting, functions, list comprehensions, database connectivity.

Describing and summarizing data sets, measures of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, kurtosis, Correlation.

Measures of probability, conditional probability, independent event, Bayes’ theorem, random variable, discrete (binomial, Poisson, geometric, hypergeometric, negative binomial) and continuous (uniform, exponential, normal, gamma). Expectation and variance, markov inequality, chebyshev’s inequality, central limit theorem.

Sampling & Confidence Interval, Inference & Significance. Estimation and Hypothesis Testing, Goodness of fit, Test of Independence, Permutations and Randomization Test, t-test/z-test (one sample, independent, paired), ANOVA, chi-square.

Relevance in industry, Statistical learning vs machine learning, types and phases of analytics.

data manipulation steps (sorting, filtering, duplicates, merging, appending, subsetting, derived variables, data type conversions, renaming, formatting, etc.), normalizing data, sampling, missing value treatment, outliers.

Data visualization using matplotlib, seaborn libraries, creating graphs (bar/line/pie/boxplot/histogram, etc.), summarizing data, descriptive statistics, univariate analysis (distribution of data), bivariate analysis (cross tabs, distributions and relationships, graphical analysis).

Introduction, Applications of Machine Learning, Key elements of Machine Learning, Supervised vs. Unsupervised Learning.

Linear Regression, Multiple Linear Regression Polynomial Regression.

Using Logistic Regression, Logistic Regression vs. Linear Regression, Logistic Regression with one variable and with multiple variables, Application to multi-class classification. The problem of Overfitting, Application of Regularization in Linear and Logistic Regression. Regularization and Bias/Variance. Classification using K-NN, Naive Bayes classifier, Decision Trees (CHAID Analytics), Random Forest, Support Vector Machines.

Cross validation types (train & test, bootstrapping, k-fold validation), parameter tuning, confusion matrices, basic evaluation metrics, precision-recall, ROC curves.

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Introduction, Model Representation, Gradient Descent vs. Perceptron Training, Stochastic Gradient Descent, Multiclass Representation, Multilayer Perceptrons, Backpropagation Algorithm for Learning, Introduction to Deep Learning.

Mining frequent itemsets, Apriori algorithm, market basket analysis.

*case study*

Introduction, Clustering, K-Means algorithm, Affinity Propagation, Agglomerative Hierarchical, DBSCAN, Dimensionality Reduction using Principal Component Analysis.

*case study : **Application of PCA*

Trends and seasonality in time series data, identifying trends, seasonal patterns, first order differencing, periodicity and autocorrelation, rolling window estimations, stationarity vs. non-stationarity, ARIMA and ARIMAX Modeling

*case study*

Introduction to Operations Research (OR), Linear Programming Problems (LPP), Geometry of linear programming, Sensitivity and Post-optimal analysis, Duality and its economic interpretation.

Network models and project planning, Non-linear Programming – KKT conditions, Dynamic Programming.