The aim of this course is to provide a basic proficiency in applying Machine Learning methods in practice. Through the use of the Scala programming language and its various libraries, and based on a multitude of practical examples this course teaches how to use the most important building blocks of Machine Learning, how to make data modeling decisions, interpret the outputs of the algorithms and validate the results.
Our goal is to give you the skills to understand and use the most fundamental tools from the Machine Learning toolbox confidently and avoid the common pitfalls of Data Sciences applications.
Knowledge of Java/Scala programming language. Basic familiarity with statistics and linear algebra is recommended.
Introduction to Applied Machine Learning
- Statistical learning vs. Machine learning
- Iteration and evaluation
- Bias-Variance trade-off
Machine Learning with Scala
- Choice of libraries
- Add-on tools
- Linear regression
- Generalizations and Nonlinearity
- Bayesian refresher
- Naive Bayes
- Logistic regression
- K-Nearest neighbors
Cross-validation and Resampling
- Cross-validation approaches
- K-means clustering
- Challenges of unsupervised learning and beyond K-means