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Data Analysis and Interpretation

About This Specialization Learn SAS or Python programming, expand your knowledge of analytical methods and applications, and conduct original research to inform complex decisions. The Data Analysis and Interpretation Specialization takes you from data novice to data expert in just four project-based courses. You will apply basic data science tools, including data management and visualization, modeling, and machine learning using your choice of either SAS or Python, including pandas and Scikit-learn. Throughout the Specialization, you will analyze a research question of your choice and summarize your insights. In the Capstone Project, you will use real data to address an important issue in society, and report your findings in a professional-quality report. You will have the opportunity to work with our industry partners, DRIVENDATA and The Connection. Help DRIVENDATA solve some of the world's biggest social challenges by joining one of their competitions, or help The Connection be…

Matrix Factorization and Advanced Techniques

Matrix Factorization and Advanced Techniques

About this course: In this course you will learn a variety of matrix factorization and hybrid machine learning techniques for recommender systems. Starting with basic matrix factorization, you will understand both the intuition and the practical details of building recommender systems based on reducing the dimensionality of the user-product preference space. Then you will learn about techniques that combine the strengths of different algorithms into powerful hybrid recommenders.

University of Minnesota
Created by:   University of Minnesota
Michael D. Ekstrand
Taught by:    Michael D. Ekstrand, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science, Boise State University
Joseph A Konstan
Taught by:    Joseph A Konstan, Distinguished McKnight Professor and Distinguished University Teaching Professor
Computer Science and Engineering

Basic Info
Course 4 of 5 in the Recommender Systems Specialization.
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.

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University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
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