Advanced Methods in Data Analysis (2023-2024)

1. Instructor

Prof.dr. Horia F. Pop, Email:

2. Preliminaries

This is a research oriented class. Your grade will be based on your own work and on your understanding of it, including your ability to explain, defend and analyse your work and your results.

3. Schedule of activities

1Administrivia, IntroductionNo physical classes.
Time allocated for
individual study
2Fuzzy sets, Fuzzy logic
3Fuzzy reasoning, Fuzzy control systems
Fuzzy clustering
4Fuzzy clustering, Quality measures, SOM, MDS
5PCA, Discriminant analysis, Regression
Rough sets, Association rules
6Applications of data analysis and fuzzy sets
WeekClass presentations
7First report
11Second report

4. Online resources

Lecture notes and other resources are available on the UBB Sharepoint platform.

5. Students deliverables

You will work on your own preferred research topics. They have to be relevant to the general class topic (i.e. Data Analysis), but do not need to refer strictly to topics from the lectures.

First report - Theoretical

Second report - Experimental

6. Bibliography

  1. J. Han, M. Kamber, Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques, Academic Press, 2001
  2. G.J. Klir, B. Yuan, Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic, Prentice Hall, 1995
  3. T. Mitchell, Machine Learning, McGraw Hill, 1996
  4. Z. Pawlak, Rough Sets, Polish Academy of Sciences, Gliwice, 2004
  5. N. Ye, The Handbook of Data Mining, Lawrence Elbaum Associates Publishers, 2003

Optional bibliography

  1. A. Agresti, An Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis, Wiley, New York, 1996
  2. M. Barthold, D.J. Hand, Intelligent Data Analysis, Springer Verlag, 2003
  3. J.C. Bezdek, Pattern Recognition with Fuzzy Objective Function Algoritms, Plenum Press, New York, 1981
  4. C. Bishop, Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition, Oxford University Press, 1995
  5. Y.H. Pao, Adaptive pattern recognition and neural networks, Addison Wesley, 1989
  6. Statsoft inc., Electronic Statistics Textbook, Tulsa, OK, 2006, Website
  7. Open internet resources

© Prof.dr. Horia F. Pop