Advanced Concepts in Machine Learning
Full course description
This course will introduce a number of advanced concepts in the field of machine learning such as Support Vector Machines, Gaussian Processes, Deep Neural Networks, etc. All of these are approached from the view that the right data representation is imperative for machine learning solutions. Additionally, different knowledge representation formats used in machine learning are introduced. This course counts on the fact that basics of machine learning were introduced in other courses so that it can focus on more recent developments and state of the art in machine learning research. Labs and assignments will give the students the opportunity to implement or work with these techniques and will require them to read and understand published scientific papers from recent Machine Learning conferences.
Desired Prior Knowledge: Machine Learning
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning - C.M. Bishop; Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning - D. Barber; Gaussian Processes for Machine Learning - C.E. Rasmussen & C. Williams; The Elements of Statistical Learning - T. Hastie et al.