Essential foundations for any machine learning application are a basic statistical analysis of the data to be processed, a solid understanding of the mathematical foundations underpinning machine learning as well as the basic classes of learning/adaptation concepts. Those foundations are bundled in this single, introductory course to machine learning in preparation for deeper explorations into the topic, but also as a standalone unit.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Develop an appreciation for what is involved in learning from data
- Understand basic data wrangling and data exploration
- Describe a variety of machine learning tasks: clustering, dimensionality reduction, regression and classification
- Understand how to formalise practical problems in terms of above tasks
- Interpret mathematical equations from linear algebra, calculus, statistics, and probability theory in terms of machine learning methods
- Understand how to perform evaluation of and reflect on learning algorithms and model selection in practical problems
- Assignment (40) [LO null]
- Final Exam (60) [LO null]
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Up to 60 hours of total face-time, which includes interactions with lectures and tutors. Up to 60 hours of total preparation, repeat, assignment and practical exercise time.
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