Certificate in Ocean Data Science - Machine Learning CSCI 6505   Machine Learning
Machine Learning is the area of Artificial Intelligence concerned with the problem of building computer programs that automatically improve with experience. The intent of this course is to present a broad introduction to the principles and paradigms underlying machine learning, including discussions of each of the major approaches currently being investigated. Main topics covered in the course include a review of information theory, unsupervised learning or clustering (the K-means family, co-clustering, mixture models and the EM algorithm), supervised learning or classification (support vector machines, decision trees, rule learning, Bayesian learners, maximum entropy, ensemble methods), feature selection and feature transformations. The focus of applications that will be discussed will be text classification and clustering.
PREREQUISITES: CSCI 3150.03 or 4150.03 (Artificial Intelligence) or permission of the instructor.