## MATHS 7027 - Mathematical Foundations of Data Science

### North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2020

This course introduces fundamental mathematical concepts relevant to computer science and provides a basis for further postgraduate study in data science, statistical machine learning, and cybersecurity. Topics covered are probability: sets, counting, probability axioms, Bayes theorem; optimisation and calculus: differentiation, integration, functions of several variables, series approximations; linear algebra: vector and matrices, matrix algebra, vector spaces; discrete mathematics and statistics: linear regression, linear least squares, regularisation. Applications of the theory to data science and machine learning will be developed.

• General Course Information
##### Course Details
Course Code MATHS 7027 Mathematical Foundations of Data Science School of Mathematical Sciences Semester 1 Postgraduate Coursework North Terrace Campus 3 Up to 5 hours per week Y Not available to MMaSc students. This course introduces fundamental mathematical concepts relevant to computer science and provides a basis for further postgraduate study in data science, statistical machine learning, and cybersecurity. Topics covered are probability: sets, counting, probability axioms, Bayes theorem; optimisation and calculus: differentiation, integration, functions of several variables, series approximations; linear algebra: vector and matrices, matrix algebra, vector spaces; discrete mathematics and statistics: linear regression, linear least squares, regularisation. Applications of the theory to data science and machine learning will be developed.
##### Course Staff

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Lewis Mitchell

##### Course Timetable

The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

• Learning Outcomes
##### Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of basic mathematical concepts in data science, relating to linear algebra, probability, and calculus.
2. Employ methods related to these concepts in a variety of data science applications.
3. Apply logical thinking to problem-solving in context.
4. Demonstrate skills in writing mathematics.

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Deep discipline knowledge
• informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
• acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
• accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
all
Critical thinking and problem solving
• steeped in research methods and rigor
• based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
• demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
3,4
• Learning Resources
##### Recommended Resources
1. Lay: Linear Algebra and its Applications 4th ed. (Addison Wesley Longman)
2. Stewart: Calculus 7th ed. (international ed.) (Brooks/Cole)
3. Graham, Knuth, Patashnik: Concrete Mathematics (Addison-Wesley)
4. Deisenroth, Faisal, Ong: Mathematics for Machine Learning (Cambridge University Press)
• Learning & Teaching Activities
##### Learning & Teaching Modes

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##### Learning Activities Summary

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• Assessment

The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

##### Assessment Summary
Due to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.

The new assessment for the course will be:

5% tutorial participation (as previously)
25% assignments (as previously)
20% timed online test, to be run through Canvas in week 12. This will be to test fundamental concepts, and will be a mix of multiple choice and short-answer questions.
50% timed online final exam, to be run in the examination period. This will be a written exam (to be scanned and submitted similar to assignments), to test the course outcomes on mathematical writing and problem solving.
##### Assessment Detail

No information currently available.

##### Submission

No information currently available.

Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
FNS   Fail No Submission
F 1-49 Fail
P 50-64 Pass
C 65-74 Credit
D 75-84 Distinction
HD 85-100 High Distinction
CN   Continuing
NFE   No Formal Examination
RP   Result Pending

Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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