Statistical Learning

Learn the theory behind cutting edge statistical and machine learning techniques. Gain hands on experience with real data from a variety of disciplines. The course will focus on the statistical computing language R.

Teaching team and office hours

Instructor Dr. Lucy D’Agostino McGowan     Wednesday 10:00a-11:00a; Thursday 10:00a-11:00a Manchester 342

Linda Ding

By appointment (email to book): Monday 2-3p, Wednesday 4-5p

Kirby B03

Math & Stats Center   By appointment Kirby Hall 117

Carswell 101

Mon/Wed 11a


The main text book is: An Introduction to Statistical Learning with Applications in R by Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie, and Robert Tibshirani – it is freely available online.


This class is very hands on; be sure to bring a fully charged laptop to every class.