This exciting course broaches the hot topic of Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA) from the viewpoint of Data Mining.
Most areas in science, engineering and business are becoming increasingly data dependent. Clear examples of this are, to name a few, bioinformatics, medicine, or electronic commerce.
Data analysis techniques are needed to deal with these data and generate usable knowledge out of them. Amongst them, IDA techniques are one of the most promising approaches. This theme is at the core of the contents of this course.
Teachers
Person in charge
Alfredo Vellido Alcacena (
)
Others
Luis Antonio Belanche Muñoz (
)
Weekly hours
Theory
2.9
Problems
0
Laboratory
0
Guided learning
0.1
Autonomous learning
4.6
Competences
Technical Competences of each Specialization
Academic
CEA11 - Capability to understand the advanced techniques of Computational Intelligence, and to know how to design, implement and apply these techniques in the development of intelligent applications, services or systems.
CEA4 - Capability to understand the basic operation principles of Computational Intelligence main techniques, and to know how to use in the environment of an intelligent system or service.
CEA7 - Capability to understand the problems, and the solutions to problems in the professional practice of Artificial Intelligence application in business and industry environment.
Professional
CEP1 - Capability to solve the analysis of information needs from different organizations, identifying the uncertainty and variability sources.
CEP5 - Capability to design new tools and new techniques of Artificial Intelligence in professional practice.
Generic Technical Competences
Generic
CG3 - Capacity for modeling, calculation, simulation, development and implementation in technology and company engineering centers, particularly in research, development and innovation in all areas related to Artificial Intelligence.
Transversal Competences
Solvent use of the information resources
CT4 - Capacity for managing the acquisition, the structuring, analysis and visualization of data and information in the field of specialisation, and for critically assessing the results of this management.
Reasoning
CT6 - Capability to evaluate and analyze on a reasoned and critical way about situations, projects, proposals, reports and scientific-technical surveys. Capability to argue the reasons that explain or justify such situations, proposals, etc..
Analisis y sintesis
CT7 - Capability to analyze and solve complex technical problems.
Objectives
Presenting DM as a process that should involve a methodology id applied at its best.
Related competences:
CT4,
CT6,
CEA7,
CEP5,
Introducing the students to the new concept of DM for processes, called Process Mining.
Related competences:
CT4,
CT6,
CEA7,
CG3,
CEP1,
CEP5,
Delving into some detail in one of the stages of DM: data exploration.
Related competences:
CT4,
CEA4,
CG3,
CEP1,
Dealing in detail with the problem of data visualization for exploration as a key issue in DM.
Related competences:
CT4,
CT6,
CEA11,
CG3,
CEP1,
CEP5,
Introducing the students to the basics of probability theory as applied in Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA)
Related competences:
CT4,
CT6,
CT7,
CEP1,
Introducing the students to the probabilistic variant of IDA in the form of Statistical Machine Learning, both for supervised and unsupervised learning models.
Related competences:
CT4,
CT6,
CT7,
CEA11,
CG3,
Dealing in detail with different unsupervised models for data visualization, including case studies.
Related competences:
CT4,
CT6,
CT7,
CEA11,
CG3,
CEP1,
CEP5,
Approaching the multi-faceted concept of data mining (DM) from different perspectives.
Related competences:
CT4,
CT6,
CT7,
CEA7,
CG3,
CEP5,
Contents
Introduction to the concept of data mining (DM).
DM is a multi-faceted concept that requires discussion and clarification. We will do this at the beginning of the course.
DM as a methodology.
We argue that DM should not be focused on the concept of data analysis/modeling, but, instead, should be treated as a methodology with diverse inter-related stages.
DM for processes: Process Mining.
A new development in DM methodologies is that which deals with one specifically suited for processes. It is called Process Mining and will be described and discussed in this course.
Data exploration in DM.
One of the main stages of well-structures DM methodologies is Data exploration. It will be discussed as a preamble to data visualization.
Data visualization for exploration.
One of the aspects of the problem of data exploration is data visualization. It has a research 'life' of its own as it involves not only computer-based mathematical models, but also natural perception and processing.
Basics of probability theory in Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA)
For a long time in the last half-century, multivariate statistics and artificial intelligence (mostly in the field of machine learning) have developed in parallel without fully meeting. Statistical machine learning has bridged that field over the last two decades. We introduce it by first providing some basic principles of probability theory (Bayesian inference).
Statistical Machine Learning for IDA: supervised models.
Once the basics of Bayesian inference are set, we will delve into the field of Statistical Machine Learning for IDA, starting with supervised learning models, with an emphasis on feed-forward artificial neural networks.
Statistical Machine Learning for IDA: unsupervised models.
Once the basics of Bayesian inference and of Statistical Machine Learning for IDA in supervised models are set, we will continue with unsupervised models, focusing on self-organizing maps and related models.
Unsupervised models for data visualization, with case studies.
In the final item of the contents of the course, we will bring statistical machine learning and data visualization together by discussing some probabilistic unsupervised learning models for data visualization, including some case studies as an example.
Activities
Introduction to Data Mining and its Methodologies
Introduction to Data Mining as a general concept and to its methodologies for practical implementation
Theory
6
Problems
0
Laboratory
0
Guided learning
0
Autonomous learning
9
Theory: presential seminars dealing with the theory of this topic
Guided learning: Students' directed learning, related to the topic.
Autonomous learning: Students' autonomous learning, related to the topic.
The meeting of statistics and machine learning: Statistical Machine Learning methods, from the point of view of both supervised and supervised learning
Theory
12
Problems
0
Laboratory
0
Guided learning
0
Autonomous learning
16
Theory: presential seminars dealing with the theory of this topic
Guided learning: Students' directed learning, related to the topic.
Autonomous learning: Students' autonomous learning, related to the topic.
SML in data visualization, with case studies
We merge the topics of SML and data visualization, illustrating its use with some real case studies
Theory
6
Problems
0
Laboratory
0
Guided learning
0
Autonomous learning
9
Theory: presential seminars dealing with the theory of this topic
Guided learning: Students' directed learning, related to the topic.
Autonomous learning: Students' autonomous learning, related to the topic.
This course will build on different teaching methodology (TM) aspects, including:
TM1: Expositive seminars
TM2: Expositive-participative seminars
TM3: Orientation for individual assignments (essays)
TM4: Individual tutorization
Evaluation methodology
The course will be evaluated through a final essay that will take one of these three modalities:
1. State of the art on an specific IDA-DM topic
2. Evaluation of an IDA-DM software tool with original experiments
3. Pure research essay, with original experimental content
Information Visualization: Design for Interaction -
Spence, Robert, Prentice Hall ,
18 Dec 2006.
ISBN: 978-0132065504
Visualize This: The Flowing Data Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistic -
Yau, Nathan, John Wiley & Sons ,
(8 July 2011).
ISBN: 978-0470944882
Previous capacities
Students are expected to have at least some basic background in the area of artificial intelligence and, more specifically, with the areas of Machine Leaning and Computational Intelligence.
Some basic knowledge of probability theory and statistics would be beneficial.
Other than this, the course is open to students and researchers of all types of background