Course Number
605.649
Next Offered
Spring 2022
Primary Program
Computer Science
Location
Online
Mode of Study
Online, Virtual Live

Analyzing large data sets (“Big Data”), is an increasingly important skill set. One of the disciplines being relied upon for such analysis is machine learning. In this course, we will approach machine learning from a rigorous algorithmic perspective. We will examine the issues that impact our ability to learn good models (e.g., the curse of dimensionality, the bias-variance dilemma, and no free lunch). We will then examine a variety of approaches to learning models, covering the spectrum from unsupervised to supervised learning, as well as parametric versus non-parametric methods. Students will explore and implement several learning methods, including logistic regression, Bayesian classification, decision trees, support vector machines, and feed-forward neural networks, and will incorporate strategies for addressing the issues impacting performance (e.g., regularization, clustering, and dimensionality reduction). In addition, students will engage in online discussions, focusing on the key questions in developing learning systems. At the end of this course, students will be able to implement and apply a variety of machine learning methods to real-world problems, as well as be able to assess the performance of these algorithms on different types of data sets.Prerequisite(s): Two semesters of calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, discrete mathematics, and proficiency in programming in either Java, C, C++, or Python.

Course Prerequisite(s)

EN.605.621 OR EN.685.621 Foundations of Algorithms

Course Offering(s)

Waitlist Only

605.649.81
01/24/2022 - 05/10/2022
Semester
Spring 2022
Mode of Study
Online
Location
Online
Cost
$4,755
Textbook
TBD
Waitlist Only

Introduction to Machine Learning

605.649.82
01/24/2022 - 05/10/2022
Semester
Spring 2022
Mode of Study
Online
Location
Online
Cost
$4,755
Textbook
TBD
Waitlist Only

605.649.83
01/24/2022 - 05/10/2022
Semester
Spring 2022
Mode of Study
Online
Location
Online
Cost
$4,755
Textbook
TBD
Waitlist Only

Introduction to Machine Learning

605.649.84
01/24/2022 - 05/10/2022
Semester
Spring 2022
Mode of Study
Online
Location
Online
Cost
$4,755
Textbook
TBD
Open

605.649.8VL
01/25/2022 - 05/03/2022
Tues 4:30 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.
Notes: This course uses the Virtual Live format. All students participate online through live web-conferencing at the scheduled day and time. This is a live-online course in which students participate in live weekly lectures and discussions, and are able to interact extensively with the instructors. All classes are recorded for download and review.
Semester
Spring 2022
Mode of Study
Virtual Live
Location
Online
Cost
$4,755
Textbook
TBD