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Science - Course - Machine Learning

  • Course Code: STAT611
  • Credits: 3
  • Hours Distribution: (3crs.)
  • Course Type: Pathway: General (PG)

Course Description

This course provides a broad introduction to machine learning and statistical pattern recognition. Topics include: (i) Supervised learning (parametric/non-parametric algorithms, support vector machines, kernels, neural networks). (ii) Unsupervised learning (clustering, dimensionality reduction, recommender systems, deep learning). (iii) Best practices in machine learning (bias/variance theory; innovation process in machine learning and AI). The course will also draw from numerous case studies and applications. Textbook: An Introduction to Statistical Learning, with Applications in R by James, Witten, Hastie and Tibshirani (Springer, 2013).