- Code COMP8600
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Computer Science
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Artifical Intelligence
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 modelling; 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe a number of models for supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement machine learning
- Assess the strength and weakness of each of these models
- Interpret the mathematical equations 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
- Exam 1 (20) [LO 1,2,3,7]
- Exam 2 (20) [LO 1,2,3,7]
- Final exam (60) [LO 1,2,3,5,6,7]
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Workload2 lectures, 1.5 hours each (3 hours total per week, 1 lab session (2 hours) per week, 2 hours independent study per week
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsBishop, Christopher M. Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning , Springer
Students are expected to have a mathematics background that is equivalent to MATH1014 or MATH1115, and a computer science background equivalent to COMP1110 or COMP1140 or COMP7230 - Intro Prog for Data Scientists .
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2318||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||08 May 2020||05 Jun 2020||In Person||N/A|