Computing Sciences - Statistical Data Analytics
Make big sense of big data
Experts on analyzing data are needed for solving challenging data driven problems such as understanding of text documents, conversation and social media; creating intelligent search engines; finding data-driven insights into phenomena of society, economy and culture; creating data-driven solutions for medical and biological problems; and enabling self-driving cars and autonomous robots.
Tampere University offers three related study tracks that involve analysis, modeling, prediction, and computation with big data: the Data Science (M.Sc.) track and the Statistical Data Analytics (M.Sc.) track focus on computational and statistical algorithms for data mining and machine learning, with differing emphases, and the Machine Learning (M.Sc. Tech) track focuses on engineering accurate predictive machine learning models.
The Statistical Data Analytics (M.Sc.) track features several similar topic areas as the Data Science (M.Sc.) track but the Statistical Data Analytics (M.Sc.) track places more emphasis on aspects of data science and artificial intelligence where statistical understanding and modeling of data uncertainty, variation and dependency is a crucial advantage.
Statistical Data Analytics (M.Sc.) teaches you to understand data analysis and master necessary skills, such as data cleansing, integration, modelling and prediction, and interactive exploration of data and models. You will learn methods ranging from probabilistic approaches through efficient data mining algorithms to flexible deep learning with neural networks. You will also learn to present data analysis results to decision-makers with descriptive summaries and visualisations.
The Statistical Data Analytics (M.Sc.) track is one of the seven tracks in the Master’s degree programme in Computing Sciences, a degree programme that started in August 2020.