• Offered by School of Computing
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Yuan-Sen Ting
    • Prof Lexing Xie
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

In 2023, this course is on campus with remote adjustments only for participants with unavoidable travel restrictions/visa delays.

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:

  1. Describe a number of models for supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement machine learning
  2. Assess the strength and weakness of each of these models
  3. Interpret the mathematical equations from Linear Algebra, Statistics, and Probability Theory used in these machine learning models
  4. Implement efficient machine learning algorithms on a computer
  5. Design test procedures in order to evaluate a model
  6. Combine several models in order to gain better results
  7. Make choices for a model for new machine learning tasks based on reasoned argument

Indicative Assessment

  1. Exam 1 (20) [LO 1,2,3,7]
  2. Exam 2 (20) [LO 1,2,3,7]
  3. Final Exam (60) [LO 1,2,3,5,6,7]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

2 lectures, 1.5 hours each (3 hours total per week, 1 lab session (2 hours) per week, 2 hours independent study per week

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed: COMP3670 OR COMP1110 or COMP1140 and either MATH1014 or MATH1115. Incompatible with COMP8600 and COMP8960.

Prescribed Texts

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

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2023 $4860
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $6180
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

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
2212 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions