Bertan BadurAssoc. Prof.
Areas of Expertise
- Data Mining
- Agent-Based Modelling
- PhD., Economics, Boğaziçi University
- M.Sc., Economics, Boğaziçi University
- B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Marmara University
Bertan Badur is an Associate Professor in Management Information Systems Department of Boğaziçi University. He has BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering, MS degree in industrial engineering and MA and Ph.D. degrees in economics, all from Boğaziçi University.
His research interests are social and information networks, social and business simulation in particular agent-based modeling and simulation and economics of information systems.
In MIS department, he offered both graduate and undergraduate level courses. In the undergraduate program, he taught principles of economics, statistics, introduction to algorithms and programming, object-oriented programming and data mining. In the graduate program, he gave data mining, agent-based modeling and simulation and social network analysis courses.
BIS 541 Data Mining and Knowledge Acquisition
In recent years, a huge amount of data have been collected and stored in databases Now there is a demand coming from almost all disciplines to convert this data into information and knowledge. In the current competitive environment, In all functional areas of a business to make high quality and instantaneous decisions at various levels of management as well as better recommendations to customers.
This course introduces the methodology and techniques of knowledge discovery from large databases, starting with data understanding and preprocessing to improve quality of data, then followed by functionalities of data mining mainly clustering, association, classification, and prediction. Theoretical concepts covered in lectures are supplemented with lab applications of business-related problems.