Multivariate Analysis

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Credits
6
Types
Specialization compulsory (Data Science)
Requirements
This subject has not requirements, but it has got previous capacities
Department
EIO
The objective of MVA is to provide the students with the knowledge of the statistical concepts of multivariate data analysis and their most basic methodologies and techniques, which constitute a core mainstream for Data Mining.

Teachers

Person in charge

  • Daniel Fernández Martínez ( )

Others

  • Belchin Adriyanov Kostov ( )

Weekly hours

Theory
2
Problems
0
Laboratory
2
Guided learning
0.15
Autonomous learning
7.39

Competences

Generic Technical Competences

Generic

  • CG1 - Capability to apply the scientific method to study and analyse of phenomena and systems in any area of Computer Science, and in the conception, design and implementation of innovative and original solutions.
  • CG3 - Capacity for mathematical modeling, calculation and experimental designing in technology and companies engineering centers, particularly in research and innovation in all areas of Computer Science.

Transversal Competences

Information literacy

  • CTR4 - Capability to manage the acquisition, structuring, analysis and visualization of data and information in the area of informatics engineering, and critically assess the results of this effort.

Reasoning

  • CTR6 - Capacity for critical, logical and mathematical reasoning. Capability to solve problems in their area of study. Capacity for abstraction: the capability to create and use models that reflect real situations. Capability to design and implement simple experiments, and analyze and interpret their results. Capacity for analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

Technical Competences of each Specialization

Specific

  • CEC1 - Ability to apply scientific methodologies in the study and analysis of phenomena and systems in any field of Information Technology as well as in the conception, design and implementation of innovative and original computing solutions.
  • CEC2 - Capacity for mathematical modelling, calculation and experimental design in engineering technology centres and business, particularly in research and innovation in all areas of Computer Science.

Objectives

  1. Multivariate description of data
    Related competences: CG1, CG3, CEC1, CEC2, CTR4, CTR6,
  2. Data visualisation
    Related competences: CG3, CTR4,
  3. Multivariate inference
    Related competences: CG3, CEC1, CEC2, CTR6,
  4. Classification of new individuals
    Related competences: CG1, CG3, CEC1, CEC2, CTR6,

Contents

  1. Introduction to Multivariate Data Analysis
    Advantages of the multivariate treatment. Examples of multivariate data. Probabilistic and distribution free methods. Exploratory versus modeling approach.
  2. Principal Component Analysis
    Analysis of individuals. Analysis of variables. Visual representation of the information. Dimensionality reduction. Supplementary information
  3. Singular Value Decomposition. Biplots
    Method for exploring and visualizing rows and columns of a table through single value decomposition
  4. Factor Analysis
    Dimension reduction method.
  5. Multidimensional Scaling
    This method deals with data relating to distances between elements. Usually uses data from distances or similarities. The method reveals a common structure of all the elements and the specificity of each of them, evidencing what makes them close or distant.
  6. Hierarchical and Partitioning Clustering
    Two approaches to clustering methods used to classify observations, within a data set, into multiple groups based on their similarity.
  7. Automatic profiling methods
    Profiling methods help to understand the common characteristics of clusters.
  8. Multivariate normal distribution
    Particularities of the normal distribution in the general case of multivariate approaches, where the points are distributed in several dimensions.
  9. Discriminant Analysis
    Discriminant Analysis (DA) and Naïve Bayes (NB) are classification methods. DA classifies observations into non-overlapping groups, based on scores on one or more quantitative predictor variables. NB is a simple learning algorithm that utilises Bayes rule together with a strong assumption that the attributes are conditionally independent, given the class.
  10. Classification and Regression Trees
    This method can predict or classify. Explains how the values ​​of a result variable can be predicted or classified based on other values. It has a very useful graphic structure.
  11. Association rules
    Find common patterns, associations, correlations, or causal structures between sets of items or objects in transaction databases, relational databases, and other information repositories.

Activities

Activity Evaluation act


Introduction to the course + Multivariate Data Analysis


Objectives: 2 1
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2h
Problems
0h
Laboratory
0h
Guided learning
0h
Autonomous learning
5h

Principal Component Analysis


Objectives: 2 1
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2h
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0h
Laboratory
2h
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0h
Autonomous learning
5h

Singular value decomposition


Objectives: 2 1
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2h
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0h
Laboratory
2h
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Autonomous learning
5h

Automatic profiling methods


Objectives: 2 1
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2h
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0h
Laboratory
2h
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0h
Autonomous learning
5h

Factor Analysis


Objectives: 2 1
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2h
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0h
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2h
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0h
Autonomous learning
5h

Factor Analysis


Objectives: 2 4
Contents:
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2h
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0h
Laboratory
2h
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0h
Autonomous learning
5h

Multidimensional Scaling


Objectives: 2 1
Contents:
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2h
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0h
Laboratory
2h
Guided learning
0h
Autonomous learning
5h

Discriminant Analysis


Objectives: 3 4
Contents:
Theory
2h
Problems
0h
Laboratory
2h
Guided learning
0h
Autonomous learning
5h

Classification and Regression Trees


Objectives: 2 3 4
Contents:
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2h
Problems
0h
Laboratory
2h
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0h
Autonomous learning
5h

Hierarchical and Partitioning Clustering


Objectives: 2 4
Contents:
Theory
2h
Problems
0h
Laboratory
2h
Guided learning
0h
Autonomous learning
5h

Multivariate normal distribution


Objectives: 2 4
Contents:
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2h
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0h
Laboratory
2h
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0h
Autonomous learning
5h

Association rules


Objectives: 4
Contents:
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2h
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0h
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2h
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0h
Autonomous learning
5h

Final Practical Work



Week: 18
Type: assigment
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Guided learning
1h
Autonomous learning
13h

Quiz



Week: 14
Type: theory exam
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Autonomous learning
13h

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Laboratory
2h
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Autonomous learning
5h

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Teaching methodology

The course aims to give the statistical foundations for data mining. Learning is done through a combination of theoretical explanation and its application to a real case. The lectures will develop the necessary scientific knowledge, while lab classes will be its application to solving problems of data mining. The implementation of practices fosters generic skills related to teamwork and presentation of results and serve to integrate different knowledge of the subject. The software used will be primarily R.

Evaluation methodology

The course evaluation will be based on the marks obtained in practical exercises conducted during the course, a theory grade, and the grade obtained in the final practice.
Each practice will lead to the drafting of the relevant report writing and may be made jointly, up to a maximum of four students per group.
The exercises conducted throughout the course aim to consolidate the learning of multivariate techniques.
The final practice is that students show their maturity to solve a real problem using multivariate visualisation techniques, clustering interpretation, and prediction. Students will choose between different alternatives to solve the problem. This practice will be presented and publicly defended, in which the student must answer any questions about the theoretical models and methods used in the solution. Practices are conducted using the software R.
The written tests will evaluate the assimilation of the basic concepts of the subject. There will be three tests during the curse, in theory class. While the presentation of the practice will be done during the examination period.

The in-class exercises are weighted 20%, theory 40%, and final practice 40%.

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Previous capacities

The course implies having previously done a basic course in statistics, programming and mathematics; in particular having adquired the following concepts:
- Average, covariance and correlation matrix.
- Hypothesis Test
- Matrix algebra, eigenvalues ​​and eigenvectors.,
- programing algorithms.
- multiple linear-regression

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