EE448 Big Data Mining 2018 

Weinan Zhang, Assistant Professor

John Hopcroft Center for Computer Science
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Email: wnzhang [AT]

Big data driven techniques have been revolutionizing various aspects of our daily life. Big data means not only big volume but also high dimension and diversity. How to collect, represent, process and compute so as to successfully mine valuable patterns and acquire benefit from the big data is a fundamental challenge to both academia and industry.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction of the fundamental problems and methodologies of big data mining. The organization of the course would be application oriented, which helps SEIEE students get familar with various data mining tasks and basic solutions. Via lectures, hands-on courseworks and poster presentations, the students are expected to acquire the basic theory, algorithms, and some practice experience of big data mining techniques. It would also help students find their interested research topics, which could benefit their further graduate study and industrial practice.


The first lecture will be provided on 4pm, Mar. 1, 2018 at East Shangyuan 205. Please come over if you have interest.


Lecture 1: Introduction to Big Data Mining
Basic concepts, history and some examples of data mining.
Mar. 1, 2018

Lecture 2: Know Your Data
Data representation, visualization and proximity measures.
Mar. 8, 2018

Lecture 3: Fundamental Data Mining Algorithms
Frequent patterns, association rules, Apriori, FPGrowth, KNN.
Mar. 15, 2018

Lecture 4: Supervised Learning (Part I)
Intro to machine learning, linear regression and logisitic regression.
Mar. 22, 2018

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Teaching Assistants

Yuchen Yan, IEEE Honored Class 2015 student, Computer Science
Research on data mining, knowledge graph, network analysis
Email: xyxpzer [at]

Ruijie Wang, Computer Science 2015 student
Research on data mining, natural language processing
Email: wjerry5 [at]

Jialu Wang, IEEE Honored Class 2015 student, Computer Science
Research on data mining, deep learning, reinforcement learning
Email: faldict [at]


Jan. 9, 2018
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