- C. M. Bishop Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, Springer, 2006.
Book's companion website
- Overview on Linear Algebra
General Description and Preliminary List of Topics:
Machine learning is concerned with the design of computer programs that can
improve their performance based on experience.
The course covers key algorithms and theory at the core of machine learning.
Particular emphasis will be given to the statistical learning aspects of the field.
Topics include:
decision theory, Bayesian theory, curse of dimensionality, linear and non-linear
dimensionality reduction techniques,
classification, nearest neighbor methods, decision trees, clustering,
kernel methods, ensemble methods, semi-supervised learning.
Course Format:
Lectures by the instructor. Besides material from the textbook, topics not discussed in the book may also be
covered.
Research papers and handouts of material not covered in the book will
be made available.
Grading will be based on homework assignments,
exams, and a project. Homeworks will require
some programming.