[Computational-biology] Fourth Summerschool on Advanced Statistics and Data Mining (Madrid, July 6th-17th, 2009)

coss.eps from ceu.es via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by coss.eps from ceu.es)
Fri May 15 04:10:26 EST 2009

Dear colleagues,

the Polytechnical Univ. of Madrid organizes a summerschool on
"Advanced Statistics and Data Mining" in Madrid between July 6th
and July 17th. The summerschool comprises 18 courses divided in 2
Attendees may register in each course independently. Registration will
considered upon strict arrival order.For more information, please,
http://www.dia.fi.upm.es/index.php?page=presentation&hl=es_ES or

Best regards, Carlos Oscar

*List of courses and brief description* (full description at

Week 1 (July 6th - July 10th, 2009)

Course 1: Bayesian networks (15 h),
    Practical sessions: Hugin, Elvira, Weka, LibB
    Bayesian networks basics. Inference in Bayesian networks.
    Learning Bayesian networks from data
Course 2: Multivariate data analysis (15 h), Practical sessions:
    Introduction. Data Examination. Principal component analysis
    (PCA). Factor Analysis. Multidimensional Scaling (MDS).
    Correspondence analysis. Multivariate Analysis of Variance
    (MANOVA). Canonical correlation.
Course 3: Dimensionality reduction (15 h), Practical sessions: MATLAB
    Introduction. Matrix factorization methods. Clustering methods.
    Projection methods. Applications
Course 4: Supervised pattern recognition (Classification) (15 h),
    Practical sessions: Weka
    Introduction. Assessing the Performance of Supervised
    Classification Algorithms. Classification techniques. Combining
    Classifiers. Comparing Supervised Classification Algorithms
Course 5: Introduction to MATLAB (15 h)
    Overview of the Matlab suite. Data structures and files.
    Programming in Matlab. Visualization tools. Some applications in
    pattern recognition.
Course 6: Datamining, a practical perspective (15h),
    Practical sessions: MATLAB, R, Weka
    Introduction to Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. Prediction
    in data mining. Classification. Association studies. Data mining
    in free-form texts: text mining.
Course 7: Time series analysis (15 h), Practical sessions: MATLAB
    Introduction. Probability models to time series. Regression and
    Fourier analysis. Forecasting and Data mining.
Course 8: Neural networks (15 h), Practical sessions: MATLAB
    Introduction to the biological models. Nomenclature. Perceptron
    networks. The Hebb rule. Foundations of multivariate
    optimization. Numerical optimization.
    Rule of Widrow-Hoff. Backpropagation algorithm.
    Practical data modelling with neural networks
Course 9: Introduction to SPSS (15 h)
    Introduction. Describing data. Statistical inference. Time
    series. Sampling. Classification and regression

Week 2 (July 13th - July 17th, 2009)

Course 10: Regression (15 h), Practical sessions: SPSS
    Introduction. Simple Linear Regression Model. Measures of model
    adequacy. Multiple Linear Regression. Regression Diagnostics and
    model violations. Polynomial regression. Variable selection.
    Indicator variables as regressors. Logistic regression.
    Nonlinear Regression.
Course 11: Practical Statistical Questions (15 h),
    Practical sessions: study of cases (without computer)
    I would like to know the intuitive definition and use of …: The
    basics. How do I collect the data? Experimental design.
    Now I have data, how do I extract information? Parameter
    estimation. Can I see any interesting association between two
    variables, two populations, …?
    How can I know if what I see is “true”? Hypothesis testing
    How many samples do I need for my test?: Sample size
    Can I deduce a model for my data? Other questions?
Course 12: Missing data and outliers (15 h), Practical sessions: R
    Missing Data: Typology of missing data; Simple missing-data
    methods; Imputation Methods; Diagnostics and Overimputing.
    Outliers and robust statistics: Typology of outliers; Influence
    measures; Robust methods
Course 13: Hidden Markov Models (15 h), Practical sessions:HTK
    Introduction. Discrete Hidden Markov Models. Basic algorithms
    for Hidden Markov Models. Semicontinuous Hidden Markov Models.
    Continuous Hidden Markov Models. Unit selection and clustering.
    Speaker and Environment Adaptation for HMMs.
    Other applications of HMMs
Course 14: Statistical inference (15 h), Practical sessions: SPSS
    Introduction. Some basic statistical test. Multiple testing.
    Introduction to bootstrapping
Course 15: Features Subset Selection (15 h),
    Practical sessions: MATLAB, R, Weka
    Filter approaches. Wrapper methods. Embedded methods.
Course 16: Introduction to R (15 h)
    An introductory R session. Data in R. Importing/Exporting data.
    Programming in R. R Graphics. Statistical Functions in R
Course 17: Unsupervised pattern recognition (clustering) (15 h),
    Practical sessions: MATLAB
    Introduction. Prototype-based clustering. Density-based
    clustering. Graph-based clustering. Cluster evaluation.
Course 18: Evolutionary computation (15 h), Practical sessions: MATLAB
    Genetic algorithms. Genetic programming. Robust and
    self-adapting intelligent systems. Introduction to Estimation of
    Distribution Algorithms. Improvements, extensions and
    applications of EDAs. Current research in EDAs.

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