Academic Year: 
2014/5 
Owning Department/School: 
Department of Mathematical Sciences 
Credits: 
6 
Level: 
Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7) 
Period: 
Semester 2

Assessment Summary: 
EX 100% 
Assessment Detail:  
Supplementary Assessment: 
MA40090 Mandatory Extra Work (where allowed by programme regulations)

Requisites: 
Before taking this unit you must take MA20216 and take MA20227 
Description: 
Aims: To develop skills in the analysis of multivariate data and study the related theory.
Learning Outcomes: On completing the course, students should be able to:
* select and apply an appropriate technique for the analysis of multivariate data to look for structure in such data or to achieve dimensionality reduction;
* carry out multivariate inferential techniques.
Skills: Numeracy T/F A
Problem Solving T/F A
Written and Spoken Communication F
Content: Revision of relevant matrix algebra.
Exploratory and graphical analysis of multivariate data.
Principal components analysis.
Classification: linear and quadratic discrimination and logistic regression.
Topics selected from:
Treebased methods. Ensemble methods. Support vector machines. Factor analysis. Multidimensional scaling. Cluster analysis.

Programme availability: 
MA40090 is Optional on the following programmes:
Department of Mathematical Sciences
 RSMAAFM16 : Integrated PhD in Statistical Applied Mathematics
 USMAAFB15 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences (Year 3)
 USMAAAB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAFB13 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
 USMAAAB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
 USMAAFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 4)
 USMAAAM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 5)
 USMAAFB01 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics (Year 3)
 USMAAAB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 TSMAAFM17 : MRes Statistical Applied Mathematics
 TSMAAFM09 : MSc Mathematical Sciences
 TSMAAPM09 : MSc Mathematical Sciences
 TSMAAFM16 : MSc Statistical Applied Mathematics
 USMAAFB05 : BSc(Hons) Statistics (Year 3)
 USMAAAB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
