MATH3320 - Foundation of Data Analytics - 2018/19

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  • Midterm exam is scheduled on 12:30pm - 2:15pm, 23 Oct in AB1-G03. The exam covers all the materials taught in lectures and tutorials.
  • The deadline of the project report is 19th Nov.

General Information


  • Prof. Zeng Tieyong
    • Office: LSB225
    • Tel: 39437966
    • Email:
  • Yang Fan
  • Zhu Yumeng

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: M9:30-10:15; T12:30-14:15
  • Tutorial: M8:30-9:15, AB1-G03

Course Description

This course gives an introduction to computational data analytics, with emphasis on its mathematical foundations. The goal is to carefully develop and explore mathematical methods that build up the backbone of modern data analysis, such as machine learning, data mining and artificial intelligence. Topics include: Bayes rule and connection to inference, linear approximation and its polynomial and high dimensional extensions, principal component analysis and dimension reduction, classification, clustering, deep neural network as well as dictionary learning and basis pursuit. Students taking this course are expected to have knowledge in basic linear algebra.


  • Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville, Deep Learning, The MIT Press, 2016.
  • Christopher M. Bishop, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, Springer, 2006.
  • Kevin P. Murphy, Machine Learning: A Probabilistic Perspective, The MIT Press, 2012.:


  • Shai Shalev-Shwartz and Shai Ben-David, Understanding Machine Learning: From Theory to Algorithms, Cambridge University Press, 2014
  • Richard Duda, Peter Hart and David Stock,Pattern Classification, Wiley-Interscience, 2nd Edition, 2015.
  • Tom Mitchell, Machine Learning, 1st Edition, McGraw-Hill, 1997

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