Information technology (2017/2018)

Course code
4S004050
Name of lecturer
Riccardo Muradore
Coordinator
Riccardo Muradore
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
INF/01 - INFORMATICS
Language of instruction
English
Location
VERONA
Period
First half of Semester 2 , Second half of Semester 2

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

CLASSES ARE IN ENGLISH

The course objective is to give students basic concepts of theory of probability and of database management. At the end of the course, the student will be able to
- do basic statistical analysis on data,
- manage a database.

Syllabus

THEORY.
The course will comprise two distinct parts.
The first part will provide basic notions of probability and statistics:
- Introduction to probability: random variables, mean, variance, expectation, independence, conditionally independence
- Linear methods for regression
- Least Square methods

The second part will focus on fundamentals of database systems:
- Introduction to Database theory
- Entity-Relation paradigm
- Examples of Structured Query Language (SQL)

LABORATORY.
Laboratory activities using the Statistical Toolbox of Matlab
Laboratory activities on a database

TEACHIN AIDS: During the course lecture notes and slides will be provided.
FURTHER READINGS:
Papoulis, A., & Pillai, U. (2001). Probability, random variables and stochastic processes. (4th ed.) New York: McGraw-Hill.
Elmasri, Ramez (2008). Fundamentals of database systems, Pearson Education.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will consist of a project addressing some topics discussed during the course. To pass the exam, the student should:
- have understood the principles related to probability and statistics, and database management,
- be able to use the knowledge acquired during the course to solve the assigned project,
- be able to describe their work.

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018