The undergraduate course “Analytics for a Better World” kicks off at MIT
Last week, our science-to-impact co-directors Prof. Dimitris Bertsimas from MIT Sloan School of Management and Prof. Dick den Hertog from University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam Business School started the undergraduate course “Analytics for a Better World” at MIT.
The course introduces predictive and prescriptive analytics methods to solve problems that contribute to the welfare of society. Emphasis on using machine learning and optimization methods in innovative ways using real world data. Methods used include: linear and discrete optimization, linear and logistic regression, optimal classification and regression trees, deep learning, random forests, and boosted trees. Projects utilize Julia, Jump, and Tensor Flow. Assessment based on projects, including a capstone project. Restricted to undergraduates.
Find more information about the course here.