IS 590PF Predictive Analysis in Finance

Building on the fundamentals introduced in IS490RB, this course introduces the R programming language, R Studio & the many packages relevant in solving real world business problems. The new skills in R & the previously developed abilities in Python will then be applied to common use cases in the financial industry to solve problems that are faced every day by data scientists working in the field. The course helps prepare students to identify the best approaches to a variety of technical challenges that they may face in their future careers.

Learning objectives

The students will come away from the class w/a working understanding of the common algorithms used by financial professionals, a confidence in the knowledge of which machine learning approaches are appropriate for which applications & experience working w/real, dirty data sets that they are going to encounter after graduation.

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).