Free Online Course on Introduction to Choice Models

The EPFL is offering free online course on Introduction to Choice Models. The course relies on concrete case studies with real data sets, which are provided in course content.

The course introduces the theoretical foundations to choice modeling and describes the steps of operational modeling. This course will start on January 15, 2018.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 7 weeks
Effort: 5-6 hours pw
Subject: Engineering
Institution: EPFL and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on January 15, 2018

Providers’ Details

EPFL is the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. The past decade has seen EPFL ascending to the very top of European institutions of science and technology: it is ranked # 1 in Europe in the field of engineering by the Times Higher Education (based on publications and citations), Leiden Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

About This Course

Human behavior is complex and unpredictable. Or is it?

The focus of this course is methods for predicting the behavior using mathematical models. More specifically, we’ll explore choice modeling in order to obtain disaggregate demand models.

Why Take This Course?

Focusing on the logit model, the course covers the specification of the model, the estimation of its parameters, the validation process, and its application. Exercises using the software Biogeme are also part of its makeup. The course relies on concrete case studies with real data sets, which are provided in course content.

Learning Outcomes

  • The behavioral assumptions associated with disaggregate choice models
  • The derivation of operational models
  • The art of model specification
  • The estimation of model parameters from choice data
  • The testing of model specifications
  • Concrete applications of the estimated models


Michel Bierlaire

Michel Bierlaire holds a PhD in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Namur, Belgium.

Virginie Lurkin

Virginie Lurkin holds a PhD in Economics and Management Sciences from HEC-Liège, Belgium.


Statistics (bachelor level), linear regression

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