About this courseSkip About this course
Advanced methods of machine learning. You will learn how to analyze big amounts of data, to find regularities in your data, to cluster or classify your data.
In this course you will learn specific concepts and techniques of machine learning, such as factor analysis, multiclass logistic regression, resampling and decision trees, support vector machines and reinforced machine learning.
Various examples and different software applications are considered in the course. You will get not only the theoretical prerequisites, but also practical hints how to work with your data in MS Azure.
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
● Factor analysis
● Multiclass logistic regression
● Resampling and decision trees
● Support vector machines
● Reinforced machine learning
Week 1 : Factor analysis . Quite often the amount of variables in the data set under analysis is large, thus the data can not be visualized. This implies a very theoretical approach to obtain some trends or dependencies in the data. Factor analysis is a commonly used machine learning technique to reduce the amount of variables in a dataset. We will thoroughly discuss principal component analysis, but will consider also other factor analysis methods.
Week 2: Multiclass logistic regression . Multiclass logistic regression (or multinomial regression) is a classification method generalizing logistic regression to multiclass case, i.e. when there are more than two possible outcomes. Multiclass LR is used when the dependent variable is nominal and for which there are more than two categories.
Week 3: Resampling and decision trees. Resampling methods are essential to test and evaluate statistical models. For instance, you could draw several samples and then assess the variability and stability of your model on different samples. Decision trees are intuitive concepts for making decisions. They are also widely used for regression and classification. You split all your observations into a number of samples, and predictions are made based on the mean or mode of the training observations in that sample.
Week 4: Support vector machines. SVM is a supervised learning models that are used for classification or regression analysis. We will thoroughly consider a more simple and intuitive classifier called the optimal margin classifier and then proceed to a generalized SVM.
Week 5: Reinforced machine learning. Main principles of reinforcement learning are discussed, that is how to maximize the cumulative feedback of an object’s actions in case when an object interacts with the environment and receives a positive or negative feedback from the environment to its actions. Q-learning method will be considered in details.
Meet your instructors
Pursue a Verified Certificate to highlight the knowledge and skills you gain$149.00
Official and Verified
Receive an instructor-signed certificate with the institution's logo to verify your achievement and increase your job prospects
Add the certificate to your CV or resume, or post it directly on LinkedIn
Give yourself an additional incentive to complete the course
Support our Mission
EdX, a non-profit, relies on verified certificates to help fund free education for everyone globally
Who can take this course?
Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.