# Data Science Lectures / Books

If you are or become an Actuary and/or you are interested in learning more about Data Science in general, then you are on the right page!

Below we list more lectures, courses and books which we think are perfect for Actuaries to learn more about Data Science. The material below is primariliy learning material on basic knowledge in Data Science. Be aware that they do not discuss actuarial topics.

### Lectures in Data Science

*Data Analysis:*

- Computational Statistics, ETH Zurich, P. Bühlmann, M. Mächler, 2016
- Machine Learning, EPF Lausanne, M. Jaggi, U. Rüder, 2018

### Books in Data Science

Below we list several books which we think are well suited for actuaries, providing basic knowledge in various Data Science areas. We intentionally restrict to a few books, as there are a lot more available.

*Statistics:*

- The Elements of Statistical Learning, T. Hastie, R Tibshirani, J. Friedman, Springer, 2009
- An Introduction to Statistical Learning, G. James, D. Witten, T. Hastie, R. Tibshirani, Springer, 2015
- Computer Age Statistical Inference, B. Efron and T. Hastie, Cambridge, 2016

*Data Science with R:*

- R for Data Science, G. Grolemund, H. Wickham, O’Reilly Media, 2017
- Machine Learning with R, B. Lantz, Packt, 2015
- Interpretable Machine Learning, Ch. Molnar, Leanpub, 2020

*Data Science with Python:*

- Data Science from Scratch, J. Grus, O’Reilly Media, 2015
- Python Data Science Workbook, J. VanderPlas, O'Reilly Media, 2017

*Neural Networks and Deep Learning:*

- Deep Learning, I. Goodfellow, Y. Bengio, A. Courville, MIT Press, 2017
- Neural Networks and Deep Learning, Nielsen, M., 2017

### Understanding Statistics, Machine Learning and Data Science

Below we list various literature which provides an understanding about the fundamental concepts underlying statistics, machine learning and data science.

- Prediction, Estimation, and Attribution, B. Efron, Journal of the American Statistical Association 115:539 , 636-655, 2020
- To explain or to Predict?, G. Shmueli, Statistical Science 25/3, 289-310, 2010
- Statistical Modeling: The Two Cultures. L. Breimann, Statistical Science 16/3, 199-215, 2001