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Statistics for Big Data (August 22, 2022)

This term fu:stat offers the course “Statistics for Big Data”. This course can stand alone and might be seen as a complement to traditional statistical courses.

"Statistics for Big Data" will give a introduction into the following topics:

  • Visualization
  • Clustering (SOM and k-means extensions)
  • Classification (Decision trees, Boosted trees and Random forest)
  • Regression (Ridge regression, Lasso regression and Elastic Net)
InstructorPatrick Krennmair/ Akira Karimkhani
Number of Placesabout 30 participants (fu:stat reserves the right to rescedule or cancel the course if the number of participants lies below 15)
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Participation Fee60 € for students (incl. PhD), 120 € for employees, for members of Potsdam Graduate School (20 € PhD-students, 30 € Postdocs).
RoomFB Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Garystr. 21, 14195 Berlin HS 103

Monday, August 22, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Student Profile

Students and employees of all universities


Participants should possess knowledge of basic statistical methods, such as hypothesis testing and linear regression.


The course provides a first insight into the well-established keyword: Big Data. Besides an introduction to the characteristics, benefits and challenges of Big Data, four applications from the field of statistics are presented.  This course addresses all who want to enlarge their knowledge of traditional statistics. Thus, a basic knowledge of statistics (at least up to linear regression) is mandatory.  Please note that this course has a statistical focus, therefore technical issues like memory allocations and data storage are not included.