Data Mining Basics: Unsupervised Learning to be presented March 20

March 13, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, pa. — Nilam Ram, professor of human development and family studies, will present “Data Mining Basics: Unsupervised Learning” at the next Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Recent Topics in Research Methods Seminar Series.

The seminar will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. March 20 in 116 Henderson Building at University Park. It also will be teleconferenced to C1742K at the Penn State College of Medicine and streamed online via Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

Recent methodological advances in data acquisition and analysis have expanded the possibility to explore, interpret and make sense of ever-growing behavioral and social data streams. Data mining techniques are increasingly being employed in many settings. This session reviews the conceptual bases and strategies employed in unsupervised learning through introduction of hierarchical, partitioning, and density-based approaches to clustering algorithms.

The Recent Topics in Research Methods Seminar Series features lectures on fundamental research methods in the fall semester with more advanced topics in the spring semester. Statisticians and methodologists from multiple Penn State departments present these seminars.

Register here by March 19.

Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design is part of the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute.



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