Event Details
Event Title Advanced Statistical Machine Learning (Online)
Location Online via Zoom
Sponsor H.W. Odum Institute
Date/Time 02/28/2024 - 04/23/2024
Event Price
For more information, contact the event administrator: Jill Stevens jill_stevens@unc.edu
Event Presenters
Name Title  
Yufeng Liu Professor in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research, the Department of Biostatistics, and the Department of Genetics at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Session Status Session Session Date Start Time End Time Cutoff Session Price
Expired Advanced Statistical Machine Learning (Online) 02/28/2024 10:00 AM 4:00 PM 02/20/2024 $0.00
Registering Advanced Statistical Machine Learning (Online) 04/23/2024 10:00 AM 4:00 PM 04/21/2024 $0.00
This one-day course will be offered via Zoom only. Attendance is required as it will not be recorded.


Statistical machine learning is an interdisciplinary research area which is closely related to statistics, computer sciences, engineering, and bioinformatics. Many statistical machine learning techniques and algorithms have proven to be very useful for various scientific areas. This course will cover a number of unsupervised learning techniques for finding patterns and associations in Big Data. These include dimension reduction techniques such as principal components analysis and non-negative matrix factorization, clustering analysis and significance analysis, and network analysis with graphical models. The main emphasis will be on the analysis of real data sets from various scientific fields. The techniques discussed will be demonstrated in R.

Intended audience:

This course is intended for researchers who have some knowledge of statistics and machine learning, and want to be introduced to relatively more advanced statistical machine learning topics.


Participants should be familiar with matrix linear algebra, linear regression and basic statistical and probability concepts, as well as some familiarity with R programming.
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