Author Archives: Yanchang Zhao

About Yanchang Zhao

I am a data miner, using R for data mining applications. My work on R and data mining:; Twitter; Group on Linkedin; and Group on Google.

Free Stanford online course on Statistical Learning (with R) starting on 19 Jan 2015

This is an introductory-level course in supervised learning, with a focus on regression and classification methods. The syllabus includes: linear and polynomial regression, logistic regression and linear discriminant analysis; cross-validation and the bootstrap, model selection and regularization methods (ridge and … Continue reading

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AusDM 2014 Conference Program

The Program of AusDM 2014 Conference is now available at It features two keynote talks, one on Learning in Sequential Decision Problems by Prof Peter Bartlett from UC Berkeley, and the other on Making Sense of a Random World through … Continue reading

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SBS documentary “The Age of Big Data”

by Yanchang Zhao, “Data is becoming a powerful and most valuable commodity in 21st century. It is leading to scientific insights and new ways of understanding human behaviour. Data can also make you rich. Very rich.” – SBS documentary … Continue reading

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Call for participation: AusDM 2014, Brisbane, 27-28 November

********************************************************* 12th Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM 2014) Brisbane, Australia 27-28 November 2014 ********************************************************* The Australasian Data Mining Conference has established itself as the premier Australasian meeting for both practitioners and researchers in data mining. Since AusDM’02 the conference … Continue reading

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My visits and RDataMining talks in North America

  I visited Mexico recently and is now travelling in US. In the 1st week of October, I delivered a keynote talk at the CONAIS 2014 conference in Mexico, as well as a one-day workshop on data mining with R … Continue reading

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RDataMining Slides Series

by Yanchang Zhao, I have made a series of slides on R and data mining, based on my book titled R and Data Mining — Examples and Case Studies. The slides will be used at my presentations at seminars … Continue reading

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Slides of 12 tutorials at ACM SIGKDD 2014

Slides of 12 tutorials taught by data science experts and thought leaders at ACM SIGKDD 2014 are provided at Below is a list of them. 1.Scaling Up Deep Learning Yoshua Bengio 2. Constructing and mining web-scale knowledge graphs Antoine … Continue reading

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