This introductory course on machine learning will give an overview of many concepts, techniques, and algorithms in machine learning, beginning with topics such as linear regression and ending up with more recent topics such as boosting, support vector machines, hidden Markov models, and Bayesian networks. The course will give the student the basic ideas and intuition behind modern machine learning methods as well as a bit more formal understanding of how, why, and when they work. The underlying theme in the course is statistical inference as it provides the foundation for most of the methods covered.
Lectures: Mon and Wed 2:30-4pm, Stata Center 32-141
Biswajit (Biz) Bose
Lecture slides and supplementary notes will be made available electronically.
There isn't a single textbook that covers all the material in the course but we recommend the following books:Other reading material such as papers will be made available electronically.