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Data analysis and visualization

Computer Science and Mathematics, Second Cycle
1 ali 2 year
first or second
slovenian, english
Hours per week – 1. or 2. semester:

There are no prerequisites.

Content (Syllabus outline)

similarity measures
methods of multivariate data analysis, a selection
analysis of symbolic data
analysis of large datasets
data visualization


Van Cutsem B.(Ed.): Classification and Dissimilarity Analysis (LNS 93). Springer, 1994.
Carroll, J.D., Green, P.E., Chaturvedi, A. Mathematical Tools for Applied Multivariate Analysis. Academic Press, 1997.
Berthold M., Hand D.J. (Eds.): Intelligent Data Analysis. Springer, 2007.
Billard L., Diday E.: Symbolic Data Analysis. Wiley, 2006.
Abello J., Pardalos P.M., Resende M.G. (Eds.): Handbook of Massive Data Sets (Massive Computing). Springer, 2002.
Rajaraman A., Leskovec J., Ullman J.D.: Mining Massive Datasets. CUP, 2013.
White T.: Hadoop. O'Reilley, 2011.
Wilkinson L.: The Grammar of Graphics (Statistics and Computing). Springer, 2005.
Ware C.: Information Visualization. Morgan Kaufmann, 2004.
Tufte E.R.: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Graphics Press, 2001.

Objectives and competences

The goal of the course is to introduce some modern methods for data analysis and visualization with their theoretical background, and to enable the students to use these methods by themselves or also to develope their own solutions.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:
Understanding of basic concepts and methods of data analysis and visualization
Ability to select the right methods for data analysis and visualization and perform them using appropriate software tools.
Ability to interpret the obtained results.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures, homeworks, home reading, project, consultations


Continuing (homework and seminar)
Final (project work)
grading: 5 (fail), 6-10 (pass) (according to the Statute of UL)

Lecturer's references

Alen Orbanić:
ORBANIĆ, Alen. Tools for networks. V: ALHAJJ, Reda (ur.), ROKNE, Jon (ur.). Encyclopedia of social network analysis and mining. New York: Springer, cop. 2014, str. 2166-2175, ilustr. [COBISS-SI-ID 17145433]
ŠIROK, Brane, BIZJAN, Benjamin, ORBANIĆ, Alen, BAJCAR, Tom. Mineral wool melt fiberization on a spinner wheel. Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Part A, Chemical engineering research and design, ISSN 0263-8762, 2014, vol. 92, issue 1, str. 80-90, ilustr. [COBISS-SI-ID 13057819]
BIZJAN, Benjamin, ORBANIĆ, Alen, ŠIROK, Brane, KOVAČ, Boštjan, BAJCAR, Tom, KAVKLER, Iztok. A computer-aided visualization method for flow analysis. Flow measurement and instrumentation, ISSN 0955-5986. [Print ed.], Aug. 2014, vol. 38, str. 1-8, ilustr. [COBISS-SI-ID 13484571]
Alex Simpson:
Alex Simpson:
EGGER, Jeff, MØGELBERG, Rasmus Ejlers, SIMPSON, Alex. The enriched effect calculus: syntax and semantics. Journal of logic and computation, ISSN 0955-792X, 2014, vol. 24, iss. 3, str. 615-654. [COBISS-SI-ID 17090137]
EGGER, Jeff, MØGELBERG, Rasmus Ejlers, SIMPSON, Alex. Linear-use CPS translations in the enriched effect calculus. Logical methods in computer science, ISSN 1860-5974, 2012, vol. 8, iss. 4, paper 2 (str. 1-27). [COBISS-SI-ID 17090905]