Machine learning methods are commonly used across engineering and sciences, from computer systems to physics. Moreover, commercial sites such as search engines, recommender systems (e.g., Netflix, Amazon), advertisers, and financial institutions employ machine learning algorithms for content recommendation, predicting customer behavior, compliance, or risk.
As a discipline, machine learning tries to design and understand computer programs that learn from experience for the purpose of prediction or control.
In this course, students will learn about principles and algorithms for turning training data into effective automated predictions. We will cover:
Representation, over-fitting, regularization, generalization, VC dimension;
Clustering, classification, recommender problems, probabilistic modeling, reinforcement learning;
On-line algorithms, support vector machines, and neural networks/deep learning.