• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ulrich Webers
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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This course provides a broad but thorough introduction to the methods and practice of statistical machine learning. Topics covered will include Bayesian inference and maximum likelihood modeling; regression, classification, density estimation, clustering, principal and independent component analysis; parametric, semi-parametric, and non-parametric models; basis functions, neural networks, kernel methods, and graphical models; deterministic and stochastic optimisation; overfitting, regularisation, and validation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand a number of models for supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement machine learning
  • Describe the strength and weakness of each of these models
  • Understand the mathematical background from Linear Algebra, Statistics, and Probability Theory used in these machine learning models
  • Implement efficient machine learning algorithms on a computer
  • Design test procedures in order to evaluate a model
  • Combine several models in order to gain better results
  • Make choices for a model for new machine learning tasks based on reasoned argument

Other Information

http://sml.forge.nicta.com.au/isml.html

Indicative Assessment

Assignment 1 (20%); Assignment 2 (20%); Final Oral Exam (60%)

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Workload

Thirty one-hour lectures

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed COMP1100 or COMP1130 or COMP1730; and 6 units of 1000 level MATH courses and 12 units of 3000 level COMP or 12u of MATH courses. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have successfully completed COMP8600.

You will need to contact the Research School of Computer Science to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Bishop, Christopher M. Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning , Springer

Majors

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1645 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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