Andreas Weigend
Stanford University
Stat 252 and MS&E 238
Spring 2008

Data Mining and Electronic Business

This page is part of the course wiki, http://stanford2008.wikispaces.com/. If you are enrolled in the course, you should have write permission. If there is any problem, please click on the top of this page to ask for permission. If there is any problem, please email one of the teaching assistants, info below.

1. Official page

The official course description is at http://weigend.com/teaching/stanford/. Any bug reports (broken links, ...) and suggestions for improving weigend.com? Please directly email Andreas directly.
The audio recordings of each class (as mp3) are in http://www.weigend.com/files/teaching/stanford/recordings/

2. Who is in the class?

The class social network is http://stanford2008.crowdvine.com. If you have not yet uploaded your picture and/or not yet filled in your information, please to by April 13 (before the second class).
Our Facebook group ist at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10210364099. Use it to post anything that does not really fit the course wiki.

3. When are the classes?

  1. Apr 7
  2. Apr 14
  3. Apr 21 - Social networks (with Siqi Chen, Serious Business, and Friends for Sale)
  4. Apr 28 - Prediction markets (with Bo Cowgill, google) please read his paper before class)
  5. May 5 - mid-term lecture: Big Things (with Colin Harrison, IBM) andn Big Money (with Warren Spar, Sparring Partners)
  6. May 12 - Recommender Systems (with Toby Segaran, Metaweb)
  7. May 19 - Location data / mobile mining.
  8. Jun 2 (i) Data Risks and Privacy. Online Credibilty and Trust. (ii) Data visualization
  9. Jun 6 (Friday, 12:15 - 3:15)
Note that there is no class on Memorial Day, May 26.

4. Homework

Please submite all your homework as email to: stat252@gmail.com Please use PDF format, with name YOURNAME_HW#.pdf, such as JunLi_HW3.pdf. Please also include homework number in the title of the email.

5. Office hours

Our offices are in Department of Statistics - Sequoia Hall, 390 Serra Mall, Stanford University.Sequoia Hall is located at the South-West corner of the Serra Street- Lomita Mall intersection. The searchable campus map (keyword: Statistics) might be useful.

Andreas Weigend
Room 202 Sequoia Hall,
Office hours: Mon 2:05 - 3:00pm (before class)
Contact info at weigend.com

Jun Li (TA)
Room 229 Sequoia Hall,
Office hours: Mon 2:05 - 3:00pm

Ryan Tibshirani (TA)
Room 242 Sequoia Hall,
Office hours: Thu 2:15 - 3:15pm

Sequoia Hall is located at the South-West corner of the Serra Street- Lomita Mall intersection