Course Number
Next Offered
Spring 2022
Primary Program
Applied and Computational Mathematics
Applied Physics Laboratory
Mode of Study
Face to Face, Virtual Live

This course introduces various machine learning algorithms with emphasis on their derivation and underlying mathematical theory. Topics include the mathematical theory of linear models (regression and classification), anomaly detectors, tree-based methods, regularization, fully connected neural networks, convolutional neural networks, and model assessment. Students will gain experience in formulating models and implementing algorithms using Python. Students will need to be comfortable with writing code in Python to be successful in this course. At the end of this course, students will be able to implement, apply, and mathematically analyze a variety of machine learning algorithms when applied to real-world data. Course Note(s): Although students will have coding assignments, this course differs from other EP machine learning courses in that the primary focus is on the mathematical foundations underlying the algorithms.

Course Prerequisite(s)

Multivariate calculus, linear algebra (e.g. EN.625.252), and probability and statistics (EN.625.603 or similar course). Comfort with reading and writing mathematical proofs would be helpful but is not required.;Students cannot receive credit for both EN.605.746 and EN.625.742

Course Offering(s)


Theory of Machine Learning

01/27/2022 - 05/05/2022
Thur 4:30 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.
Notes: Students who wish to enroll and attend in Virtual Live (3VL only) courses in-person/on-site at Homewood or the Applied Physics Lab in the Spring 2022 term must upload their proof of COVID-19 and flu vaccination or receive an approve medical/religious exemption in the Vaccine Management System (VMS) system prior to their enrollment. Students who plan to attend Virtual Live (3VL) courses remotely must email [email protected] to indicate their status to “Off-campus" prior to their enrollment. For these courses, direct enrollment is not permitted for this term. Instead students must email [email protected] with their registration request, and our registration team will complete the enrollment once vaccination compliance has been verified. Note: Students will have until November 19, 2021 to become flu vaccine compliant.
Spring 2022
Mode of Study
Virtual Live
Applied Physics Laboratory