Intensive courses

Intensive courses 2019/20

 

NASROLLAH SAEBI –
Applied Economic and Business Forecasting

Course in InSIS – 4ST650, classroom – SB106
Date: 14-24 April 2020
3 ECTS
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Dr. Nasrollah Saebi is a professor at the Kingston University, London.

AIMS:

  • To forecast future values of economic and business time series data
  • To introduce applied non-probabilistic algorithmic methods of forecasting
  • To introduce applied probabilistic Box-Jenkins methodology and ARIMA modelling to forecast future behaviour of time series data

CURRICULUM CONTENT:

  • Measures of forecasting errors and their applications.
  • Forecasting methods for seasonal data: Additive and Multiplicative Decomposition Methods involving centred moving averages and statistical regression technique.
  • Forecasting method for data without a trend: Single Exponential Smoothing.
  • Forecasting methods incorporating trend: Brown’s Method, Holt’s Method.
  • Box-Jenkins Forecasting Methodology and Modelling Procedures: AR, MA and ARIMA models; stationarity and invertibility; Ljung-Box diagnostic model testing; back-shift operator; Akaike and Schwartz Bayesian model selection criteria.
  • Use of appropriate industry standard software packages (e.g. SAS for Box-Jenkinsmodelling and forecasting methods and MS-Excel and Solver for other methods).

TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGY:

The theoretical aspects will be delivered through a series of lectures, developing from the basic moving average methods. The lectures will be complemented by practical sessions in which economic and business time series data will be analysed. Here, tentative models are identified and forecasts are made using an appropriate statistical software package.

MICHAEL SONNTAG –
Security & Legal Aspects of the WWW

Course in InSIS – 4SA535, classroom – SB303
Date: 8-12 June 2020
3 ECTS
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Michael Sonntag is a professor at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.

The aim of the course is to introduce current problems of security and privacy, especially regarding the web. How these can be solved through technological approaches, e.g. incident response techniques, system design/implementation, is discussed together with their legal and society limitations. Students will be introduced to the foundations of the topics through lectures. Based on this, current research and development are presented and discussed. Selected aspects of each topic will be covered through practical work and in demonstrations. Because of time-constraints, only some specialty areas will be covered in detail, while others will only be mentioned.