51.504 Machine Learning

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Course Description

This graduate level course develops a foundation for research on intelligent data processing. The topics covered include classification, regression, clustering, sequence modelling, recommender problems, generative and discriminative models, model selection and generalization issues, transfer learning, scalability issues, knowledge representations, and various applications.

Learning Objectives

  1. Supervised and Unsupervised Learning: Classification, Regression, Clustering
  2. Linear and non-linear classification, Recommender problems, Generative modeling
  3. Mixture Models, Understanding Generalization, Generative modeling of sequences
  4. Graphical Models, Bayesian Networks, Control/decision problems, Uncertainty

Measurable Outcomes

  1. List useful real-world applications of machine learning.
  2. Implement and apply machine learning algorithms.
  3. Choose appropriate algorithms for a variety of problems.

12 credits


Soh De Wen


Final Exam, Midterm, Project, Assignments, Paper Presentation