Introduction to Machine Learning
7.5 credits cr.
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Machine learning and artificial intelligence has a strong influence on society today, both in practice and in people's minds. Many organisations, both in the public sector and in business, are trying to take advantage of the new technology.
In this course you will be introduced to basic principles in the field of machine learning, good practice, as well as some important and easily accessible methods. In exercises you get to experiment with these methods and learn how to use them in practice.
The course addresses the question how to enable computers to learn from past experiences. It introduces the field of machine learning describing a variety of learning paradigms, algorithms, theoretical results and applications. Ethical and societal aspects of machine learning are discussed. The course covers basic concepts in machine learning and methods such as: nearest neighbour classifier, decision trees, bias and the trade-off of variance, regression, support vector machines, artificial neural networks, ensemble methods, dimensionality reduction, and subspace methods.
The course consists of two elements, theory and practical exercises.
Teaching consists of lectures.
Assessment takes place through written examination, and written and oral presentation of the practical exercises.
A list of examiners can be found on
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
Lindholm, Wahlström, Lindsten and Schön: Machine Learning - A First Course for Engineers and Scientists.
The book is available at smlbook.org
During your studies
You can find our course webpages on kurser.math.su.se.