1st Edition

Data Science for Engineers

    360 Pages 109 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    With tremendous improvement in computational power and availability of rich data, almost all engineering disciplines use data science at some level. This textbook presents material on data science comprehensively, and in a structured manner. It provides conceptual understanding of the fields of data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, with enough level of mathematical details necessary for the readers. This will help readers understand major thematic ideas in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and implement first-level data science solutions to practical engineering problems.

    The book-

    • Provides a systematic approach for understanding data science techniques

    • Explain why machine learning techniques are able to cross-cut several disciplines.

    • Covers topics including statistics, linear algebra and optimization from a data science perspective.
    • Provides multiple examples to explain the underlying ideas in machine learning algorithms

    • Describes several contemporary machine learning algorithms

    The textbook is primarily written for undergraduate and senior undergraduate students in different engineering disciplines including chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and communications engineering for courses on data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence.





    Chapter 1. Introduction to DS, ML AI

    Chapter 2. DS and ML - fundamental concepts

    Chapter 3. Linear algebra for DS and ML

    Chapter 4. Optimization for DS and ML

    Chapter 5. Statistical foundations for DS and ML

    Chapter 6. Function approximation methods

    Chapter 7. Classification methods

    Chapter 8. Conclusions and future directions




    Raghunathan Rengaswamy is the Marti Mannariah Gurunath Institute Chair Professor, Dean Global Engagement, and a core member of the Robert Bosch Center for Data Science and AI (RBC-DSAI) at IIT Madras. He is a co-Founder and Director of three IITM incubated companies. Raghu’s work is in systems engineering, data science, ML and AI techniques. His work in these areas has resulted in more than 140 international journal papers, one textbook, two US patents, several conference papers, and presentations. His work has been well cited and scores of students have gone through his MOOC courses: "Data Science for Engineers" and "Python for Data Science". He has received awards for his research: Young Engineer Award for the year 2000 awarded by INAE, the Graham faculty research award at Clarkson University in 2006. He has also received teaching awards: Omega Chi Epsilon professor of the year award at Clarkson in 2003, and Dr. Y.B.G. Varma award for teaching excellence at IIT Madras in 2018. He was elected a fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2017.