Course

Fundamentals of Machine Learning in Data Science

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Course Code
CSIS 3290
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
In this course, students will learn to apply machine learning concepts to analyze data and make predictions. Students will learn how to collect and wrangle data, to explore data using statistics and visualizations, to transform data for further modeling, to model data using machine learning algorithms to predict data patterns, and to evaluate these model-based predictions. Students will be expected to have prior experience with fundamentals of programming.
Course Content
  1. Programming language review for data analytics
    • Basic syntax, variables, control flow, loops, install and import libraries for data processing such as SciPy, NumPy, Pandas, Sci-Kit Learn, TensorFlow or other similar libraries and packages
  2. Data And Features: using libraries such as NumPy and Pandas                   
    • Represent data using lists, arrays for structured data
    • Work with data frames using packages such as Pandas to represent diverse data
    • Use Control Flow for filtering data and performing filtered computations
    • Manipulate Data using functions and packages to process the data and perform computations
    • Understand, determine and represent Features
    • Perform Data Wrangling
  3. Exploring Data: - using libraries such as Matplotlib                                     
    • Visualize Data by creating plots using tools such as Matplotlib
    • Perform high dimensionality visualizations
  4. Transforming Data: using libraries such as Sci-Kit learn                              
    • Create Data Transformers and apply dimensionality reducing techniques as PCA
  5. Data Modeling: using libraries such as Keras, TensorFlow and scikit-learn
    • Use machine learning techniques such as clustering, supervised learning, K-nearest neighbours, Regression to model the data
  6. Evaluating Data: Evaluate modeled data using evaluation techniques         
    • Create and apply confusion matrices
    • Perform cross-validation using scoring metrics
    • Implement and apply power tuning and pipelining to evaluate the data
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture, seminars, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises/projects in the lab

Means of Assessment

The course evaluation is consistent with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.

Labs

0-5%

Project(s)

15-25%

Midterm Examination

30-40%

Final Examination*

30-40%

Total

100%

Some of these assessments may involve group work.

* Practical hands-on computer exam

In order to pass the course, students must, in addition to receiving an overall course grade of 50%, also achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined weighted examination components (including quizzes, tests, exams).

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:

  1. Install and use appropriate tools and libraries needed for Data Science
  2. Understand and process data and features
  3. Collect and Wrangle Data for further processing
  4. Explore Data using statistics and visualizations
  5. Transform Data to a structure suitable for data modeling
  6. Model Data using machine learning algorithms
  7. Evaluate model-based predictions
Textbook Materials

Custom courseware, class notes provided by the instructor, and online resources or other textbooks as approved by the department

Requisites

Prerequisites

min grade C in CSIS 1190 OR currently active in:

PBD Computer and Information Systems
PDD Data Analytics
PDD Information and Communication Technology

(Note: CSIS 1175 recommended)

Corequisites

Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses

Equivalencies

 

 

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for CSIS 3290
Athabasca University (AU) AU COMP 3XX (3)
College of New Caledonia (CNC) CNC CSC 2XX (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 3XXX (3)
University Canada West (UCW) UCW CMPT 3XX (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC CPSC 3XX (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV COMP 381 (3)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
36507
Wed
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Sarif
Instructor First Name
Bambang
Course Status
Waitlist
Section Notes

CSIS 3290 001 - This section is restricted to students in PDD Data & Analytics, PBD Computer & Information Systems - Data Analytics stream, and PDD Information and Communication Technology students.

Students will NOT receive credit for both CSIS 3190 and CSIS 3290.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
34
1
Actual Wait Count
21
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N5107
Start Time
15:30
-
End Time
18:20