• Length:
    7 Weeks
  • Effort:
    5–10 hours per week
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    Advanced
  • Language:
    English
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Prerequisites

The course is intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in Computer Science. At a minimum, you should have had courses in Data structures, Algorithms, Database systems, Linear algebra, Multivariable calculus, and Statistics.

About this course

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The course is based on the text Mining of Massive Datasets by Jure Leskovec, Anand Rajaraman, and Jeff Ullman, who by coincidence are also the instructors for the course.

The book is published by Cambridge Univ. Press, but by arrangement with the publisher, you can download a free copy Here. The material in this on-line course closely matches the content of the Stanford course CS246.

The major topics covered include: MapReduce systems and algorithms, Locality-sensitive hashing, Algorithms for data streams, PageRank and Web-link analysis, Frequent itemset analysis, Clustering, Computational advertising, Recommendation systems, Social-network graphs, Dimensionality reduction, and Machine-learning algorithms.

What you'll learn

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  • MapReduce systems and algorithms
  • Locality-sensitive hashing
  • Algorithms for data streams
  • PageRank and Web-link analysis
  • Frequent itemset analysis
  • Clustering
  • Computational advertising
  • Recommendation systems
  • Social-network graphs
  • Dimensionality reduction
  • Machine-learning algorithms

Meet your instructors

Jeffrey D. Ullman
Emeritus Professor
Stanford University
Jure Leskovec
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Stanford University
Anand Rajaraman
Instructor
Stanford University

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Frequently asked questions

How much work is expected?

The amount of work will vary, depending on your background and the ease with which you follow mathematical and algorithmic ideas. However, 10 hours per week is a good guess.

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