The programme focusses on modern methods from machine learning and database management that use the power of statistics to build efficient models and make reliable predictions and optimal decisions. You will gain deep theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience from extensive amounts of laboratory work. If you want to complement your studies with courses at other universities, you can participate in exchange studies during the third semester.
Depending on your interests, you will work towards your thesis at a company, a governmental institution or a research unit at LiU. There you can apply your knowledge to a real problem and meet people who use advanced data analytics in practice or you can go deeper into the research.
This programme is for you if you aspire to learn how to:
improve the ability of a mobile phone’s speech recognition software to distinguish vowels in a noisy environment
provide early warning of a financial crisis by analysing the frequency of crisis-related words in financial media and internet forums
improve directed marketing by analysing shopping patterns in supermarkets’ scanner databases
build an effective spam filter
estimate the effect that new traffic legislation will have on the number of deaths in road accidents
use a complex DNA microarray dataset to learn about the risk factors of cancer
determine the origin of an olive oil sample with the use of interactive and dynamic graphics