Intermediate
Data Science with R: Machine Learning

Data Science with R:
Machine Learning

This 35-hour Machine Learning with R course introduces both the theoretical foundation of machine learning algorithms as well as their practical applications in R. It will introduce you to data mining, performance measures and dimension reduction, regression models, both linear and generalized, KNN and Naïve Bayes models, tree models, and SVMs as well as the Association Rule for analysis. After successfully completing of this course, you will be able to break down the mathematics behind major machine learning algorithms, explain the principles of machine learning algorithms, and implement these methods to solve real-world problems.

* Tuition paid for part-time courses can be applied to the Data Science Bootcamps if admitted within 9 months.
In response to COVID-19, all of our scheduled in-person professional development courses will be temporarily conducted remote/live online.

Course Dates

 
August Session

Aug 1 - Aug 29, 2020
Saturday
10:00am-5:00pm

$2990.00
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Earlybird ends on 08/13
September Session

Sep 12 - Oct 17, 2020
Saturday
10:00am-5:00pm

$2990.00
$2990.00
$2840.50
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Earlybird ends on 10/01
October Session

Oct 31 - Dec 5, 2020
Saturday
10:00am-5:00pm

$2990.00
$2990.00
$2840.50
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Product Description

Course Overview

This 35-hour Machine Learning with R course introduces both the theoretical foundation of machine learning algorithms as well as their practical applications in R. It will introduce you to data mining, performance measures and dimension reduction, regression models, both linear and generalized, KNN and Naïve Bayes models, tree models, and SVMs as well as the Association Rule for analysis. After successfully completing of this course, you will be able to break down the mathematics behind major machine learning algorithms, explain the principles of machine learning algorithms, and implement these methods to solve real-world problems.

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of R programming
  • Able to munge, analyze, and visualize data in R

Certificate

Certificates are awarded at the end of the program at the satisfactory completion of the course. Students are evaluated on a pass/fail basis for their performance on the required homework and final project (where applicable). Students who complete 80% of the homework and attend a minimum of 85% of all classes are eligible for the certificate of completion.

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Syllabus

Unit 1: Foundations of Statistics and Simple Linear Regression

  • Understand your data
  • Statistical inference
  • Introduction to machine learning
  • Simple linear regression
  • Diagnostics and transformations
  • The coefficient of determination

Unit 2: Multiple Linear Regression and Generalized Linear Model

  • Multiple linear regression
  • Assumptions and diagnostics
  • Extending model flexibility
  • Generalized linear models
  • Logistic regression
  • Maximum likelihood estimation
  • Model interpretation
  • Assessing model fit

Unit 3: kNN and Naive Bayes, the Curse of Dimensionality

  • The K-Nearest Neighbors Algorithm
  • The choice of K and distance measure
  • Conditional probability: Bayes’ Theorem
  • The Naive Bayes’ Algorithm
  • The Laplace estimator
  • Dimension reduction
  • The PCA procedure
  • Ridge and Lasso regression
  • Cross-validation

Unit 4: Tree Models and SVMs

  • Decision trees
  • Bagging
  • Random forests
  • Boosting
  • Variable Importance
  • Hyperplanes and maximal margin classifier
  • Sort margin and support vector classifier
  • Kernels and support vector machines

Unit 5: Cluster Analysis and Neural Networks

  • Cluster analysis
  • K-means clustering
  • Hierarchical clustering
  • Neural networks and perceptrons
  • Sigmoid neurons
  • Network topology and hidden features
  • Back propagation learning with gradient descent

Our Alumni Feedback

Took the weekend course for Machine Learning with R. Course was very helpful in helping me understand the basics of Machine Learning, different models. My instructor was Luke. He was very helpful and would spend enough time covering each topic. He even took an additional class because he didn't want to rush through the material. Overall I am quite satisfied with the results. Would recommend Luke to anyone else who is interested to venture into Machine Learning field.
Rahul Bhat
 
 
I studied mechanical engineering and physics for my undergrad at a top university and work in product management with a focus on search. I took this class to satisfy a personal interest in the subject matter and familiarize myself enough with the fundamentals of machine learning to be able to explore the field more deeply on my own. I was also motivated by a career interest: the subject matter is highly relevant to my domain, and I feel that developing an understanding of the concepts and how to deploy them myself will make me better at my job long-term. Prior to enrolling in the class, I spent roughly 8-10 hours learning R and felt sufficiently prepared (I had some previous programming experience). In the end I was extremely happy with this class (Machine Learning in R on Saturdays, 8 hrs at a time). The curriculum and content were excellent, the instructor, Luke, was fantastic and the assignments were challenging and informative. I felt the course did a really great job of driving home the core fundamentals of each subject with a focus on statistics, mathematical theory, derivations and best practices. We covered a LOT of material, yet the material had a lot of depth. I thought the sequencing of the subject matter was very well thought out as well. The class was demanding and had the caliber of a graduate-level course. The course also struck a very nice balance between theory and implementation. After learning about a new model, we would immediately implement it in class using R on our own machines. Luke did a particularly great job at relating the implementation back to the concepts and teaching us how to interpret outcomes of our analyses (I can’t stress enough how important this latter point was for me). He has a really strong grasp of the subject matter, he’s very patient and responsive to questions, offers a lot of insightful commentary on the theory, implementations, and best practices, and he cares about his students a lot. The homework assignments complement the class nicely as well, helping to drive home the methods taught in class and how to interpret your work. If you’re interested in developing a strong understanding of the fundamentals of machine learning in a rigorous format, this class is for you. I also couldn’t recommend Luke as an instructor more. He’s awesome! I was also was very pleased with my choice of the R class. R reduces a lot of the friction in model implementation, which allowed me to focus on developing an understanding of the concepts and interpreting results.
Lukasz
 
 
This course covers major R machine learning topics; it is intense, and you will learn a lot if you keep up with the pace. Instructor Shu Yan is great at explaining complicated statistical concepts/formulas and translate them into R coding techniques. Course materials, in-class practices, and homework assignment are helpful regarding learning and future references. I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in data science/machine learning but doesn't know much about this field. It will be a good start for you if you plan to work in this area. It certainly helped me understand a lot about data science and improved my R coding skills. What I learned from this course is worth the money I paid and the effort I put in.
Tingyan Zheng
Big Data Analyst
GroupM

I took Machine Learning with R and Hadoop data engineering classes in 2015. They are all well-structured classes with extensive information coverage and concrete learning process design. All the techniques been told in the class are very practical and can be applied to work very fast. In addition, it is also a great opportunity to build your "data science" fellow network because all your classmates are "Pro" in this domain with a lot of wonderful industry experiences to share. I would definitely recommend NYC Data Science Academy to my friend!

Mark Li
Quantitative Researcher
Twitter

As the business world becomes increasingly data-driven, the Data Sciences classes at NYC Data Sciences Academy are invaluable to driving career success, not only for actual data science practitioners, but those who collaborate with them day-to-day to execute on insights to be gleaned from data sciences. I just completed the Intermediate level Data Sciences with R class and have immediately benefited from the ability to understand the different type of advanced analytic techniques that are available to help my clients with their business issues, to better communicate and collaborate with our Data Sciences team on a tactical level and then to take their output and accurately translate it into our clients’ business language. The course was comprehensive and Vivian brings a lot of passion and dedication to the class and ensuring her students’ success.

Margaret Hung
SVP, Intelligence Solutions & Strategy
Millward Brown Digital
Took the weekend course for Machine Learning with R. Course was very helpful in helping me understand the basics of Machine Learning, different models. My instructor was Luke. He was very helpful and would spend enough time covering each topic. He even took an additional class because he didn't want to rush through the material. Overall I am quite satisfied with the results. Would recommend Luke to anyone else who is interested to venture into Machine Learning field.
Rahul Bhat
 
 
I studied mechanical engineering and physics for my undergrad at a top university and work in product management with a focus on search. I took this class to satisfy a personal interest in the subject matter and familiarize myself enough with the fundamentals of machine learning to be able to explore the field more deeply on my own. I was also motivated by a career interest: the subject matter is highly relevant to my domain, and I feel that developing an understanding of the concepts and how to deploy them myself will make me better at my job long-term. Prior to enrolling in the class, I spent roughly 8-10 hours learning R and felt sufficiently prepared (I had some previous programming experience). In the end I was extremely happy with this class (Machine Learning in R on Saturdays, 8 hrs at a time). The curriculum and content were excellent, the instructor, Luke, was fantastic and the assignments were challenging and informative. I felt the course did a really great job of driving home the core fundamentals of each subject with a focus on statistics, mathematical theory, derivations and best practices. We covered a LOT of material, yet the material had a lot of depth. I thought the sequencing of the subject matter was very well thought out as well. The class was demanding and had the caliber of a graduate-level course. The course also struck a very nice balance between theory and implementation. After learning about a new model, we would immediately implement it in class using R on our own machines. Luke did a particularly great job at relating the implementation back to the concepts and teaching us how to interpret outcomes of our analyses (I can’t stress enough how important this latter point was for me). He has a really strong grasp of the subject matter, he’s very patient and responsive to questions, offers a lot of insightful commentary on the theory, implementations, and best practices, and he cares about his students a lot. The homework assignments complement the class nicely as well, helping to drive home the methods taught in class and how to interpret your work. If you’re interested in developing a strong understanding of the fundamentals of machine learning in a rigorous format, this class is for you. I also couldn’t recommend Luke as an instructor more. He’s awesome! I was also was very pleased with my choice of the R class. R reduces a lot of the friction in model implementation, which allowed me to focus on developing an understanding of the concepts and interpreting results.
Lukasz
 
 
This course covers major R machine learning topics; it is intense, and you will learn a lot if you keep up with the pace. Instructor Shu Yan is great at explaining complicated statistical concepts/formulas and translate them into R coding techniques. Course materials, in-class practices, and homework assignment are helpful regarding learning and future references. I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in data science/machine learning but doesn't know much about this field. It will be a good start for you if you plan to work in this area. It certainly helped me understand a lot about data science and improved my R coding skills. What I learned from this course is worth the money I paid and the effort I put in.
Tingyan Zheng
Big Data Analyst
GroupM

I took Machine Learning with R and Hadoop data engineering classes in 2015. They are all well-structured classes with extensive information coverage and concrete learning process design. All the techniques been told in the class are very practical and can be applied to work very fast. In addition, it is also a great opportunity to build your "data science" fellow network because all your classmates are "Pro" in this domain with a lot of wonderful industry experiences to share. I would definitely recommend NYC Data Science Academy to my friend!

Mark Li
Quantitative Researcher
Twitter

As the business world becomes increasingly data-driven, the Data Sciences classes at NYC Data Sciences Academy are invaluable to driving career success, not only for actual data science practitioners, but those who collaborate with them day-to-day to execute on insights to be gleaned from data sciences. I just completed the Intermediate level Data Sciences with R class and have immediately benefited from the ability to understand the different type of advanced analytic techniques that are available to help my clients with their business issues, to better communicate and collaborate with our Data Sciences team on a tactical level and then to take their output and accurately translate it into our clients’ business language. The course was comprehensive and Vivian brings a lot of passion and dedication to the class and ensuring her students’ success.

Margaret Hung
SVP, Intelligence Solutions & Strategy
Millward Brown Digital

Campus Location

500 8th Ave #905, New York, NY 10018
500 8th Ave Suite 905, New York, NY 10018
Nearby Subways
1 2 3 34th, Penn Station
A C E 34th, Penn Station
N Q R B D F M 34th, Herald Square

Instructors

Kathy Liu
Kathy Liu
Instructor
Kathy holds a PhD in Mathematics from New York University and a master degree from Georgetown University. She is specialized in information theory and probability. Kathy is passionate about teaching and her mathematics and statistics classes at NYU are so popular that seats are filled in very quickly. After serving as a Data Science Consultant in a reinsurance company, Kathy realizes the power of data analytics and the fun of story-telling, then she starts to use statistical models and data visualization tools to conduct collaborative research in Stern School of Business and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU. When not working, Kathy can be found watching Broadway shows in theater district, practicing golf at Chelsea Piers and hiking in upstate New York.

Session Schedule

 
August Session

Aug 1 - Aug 29, 2020 Saturday
  • 1August 1, 2020
  • 2August 8, 2020
  • 3August 15, 2020
  • 4August 22, 2020
  • 5August 29, 2020
    10:00am-5:00pm

    $2990.00
    Enroll Now
    Earlybird ends on 08/13
    September Session

    Sep 12 - Oct 17, 2020 Saturday
    • 1September 12, 2020
    • 2September 19, 2020
    • 3September 26, 2020
    • 4October 3, 2020
    • 5October 17, 2020
      10:00am-5:00pm

      $2990.00
      $2990.00
      $2840.50
      Enroll Now
      Earlybird ends on 10/01
      October Session

      Oct 31 - Dec 5, 2020 Saturday
      • 1October 31, 2020
      • 2November 7, 2020
      • 3November 14, 2020
      • 4November 21, 2020
      • 5December 5, 2020
        10:00am-5:00pm

        $2990.00
        $2990.00
        $2840.50
        Enroll Now

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