Data Science: Probability

Rafael Irizarry, HarvardX

Gain important foundational knowledge in probability theory, essential for a data scientist, as you learn key concepts using a case study on the financial crisis of 2007–2008.

In this course, part of our Professional Certificate Program in Data Science, you will learn valuable concepts in probability theory. The motivation for this course is the circumstances surrounding the financial crisis of 2007–2008. Part of what caused this financial crisis was that the risk of some securities sold by financial institutions was underestimated. To begin to understand this very complicated event, we need to understand the basics of probability.

We will introduce important concepts such as random variables, independence, Monte Carlo simulations, expected values, standard errors, and the Central Limit Theorem. These statistical concepts are fundamental to conducting statistical tests on data and understanding whether the data you are analyzing is likely occurring due to an experimental method or to chance.

Probability theory is the mathematical foundation of statistical inference which is indispensable for analyzing data affected by chance, and thus essential for data scientists.

HarvardX has partnered with DataCamp for all assignments. This allows students to program directly in a browser-based interface. You will not need to download any special software, but an up-to-date browser is recommended.

What will you learn

  • Important concepts in probability theory including random variables and independence
  • How to perform a Monte Carlo simulation
  • The meaning of expected values and standard errors and how to compute them in R
  • The importance of the Central Limit Theorem

Сессии:
  • 1 августа 2018
Характеристики онлайн курса:
  • Бесплатный:
  • Платный:
  • Сертификат:
  • MOOC:
  • Видеолекции:
  • Аудиолекции:
  • Email-курс:
  • Язык: Английский Gb

Отзывы

Пока никто не написал отзыв по этому курсу. Хотите быть первым?

Зарегистрируйтесь, чтобы оставить отзыв

Ещё курсы на эту тему:
45c94798-fd5c-4a24-af5c-174c78b4914b-15bc9ea0f004.small Data Analysis for Social Scientists
Learn methods for harnessing and analyzing data to answer questions of cultural...
48708e7e-0152-4a4b-ad4c-2dadce29c87f-98261a51b555.small Data Analysis in Social Science—Assessing Your Knowledge
Learn the methods for harnessing and analyzing data to answer questions of cultural...
5023c1fa-ede3-42cf-a340-016f6c4e907f-aeadb7ee9b0e.small Data Science: Capstone
In this capstone course, show what you’ve learned from the Professional...
D8d3c316-0e41-4083-93ff-733a7e9b16bb-82edf16d1212.small Capstone Exam in Statistics and Data Science
Solidify and demonstrate your knowledge and abilities in probability, data analysis...
Small-icon.hover Algorithms: Design and Analysis, Part 1
In this course you will learn several fundamental principles of algorithm design...
Ещё из рубрики «Математика и статистика»:
05839f4c-131f-4adc-964b-e4512c604c82-973f9a567e4c.small Analysis of Transport Phenomena I: Mathematical Methods
Graduate-level introduction to mathematical modeling of diffusion, convection...
77bc8f62-8fbf-411f-9dc3-13069d00a506-6b508ff86e50.small Predictive Analytics
Master the tools of predictive analytics in this statistics based analytics...
8bdd5da6-35c5-43da-920e-0140ec37d4aa-4660e02e89b1.small AGRIMONITOR: Agricultural policy, food security and climate change
Learn the effects of agricultural policy in Latin America and the Caribbean...
8e6cfbbd-b68b-483a-9108-5d4658278dd5-df354bf0461d.small Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet
Is it possible to develop a thriving global economy in an equitable and environmentally...
Bb00d394-51a5-4f4b-b621-680f556f7140-b490dac0daab.small The Challenges of Global Poverty
A course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and...
Ещё от edX:
8d384724-c109-45d4-9a92-7920d3f74ef5-9932dc2a5da6.small Introduction to Water and Climate
Water is a crucial element in climate and for society. Find out about the latest...
F93eb1c8-0d99-4fbf-b702-d0027307774c-618eacca3e85.small Introduction to Solid State Chemistry
Learn chemical principles by examining materials with examples from energy generation...
896f6184-731a-4dae-9e53-ef7a83e5606d-44cc3c494336.small Principles of Biochemistry
This introduction to biochemistry explores the molecules of life, starting at...
Bb18c710-2e6b-4138-9d0c-6be03be32c87-7d9562e5cf4a.small Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Part 1: Linear Elastic Behavior
Explore materials from the atomic to the continuum level, and apply your learning...
09532745-c837-467b-9078-093b8e1265a8-c10901e6fea8.small Supply Chain Analytics
Master and apply the core methodologies used in supply chain analysis and modeling...

© 2013-2017