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MITx: Machine Learning with Python: from Linear Models to Deep Learning

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An in-depth introduction to the field of machine learning, from linear models to deep learning and reinforcement learning, through hands-on Python projects. -- Part of the MITx MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science.

Machine Learning with Python: from Linear Models to Deep Learning
15 weeks
10–14 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
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Starts May 27, 2024
Ends Sep 3, 2024

About this course

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If you have specific questions about this course, please contact us at sds-mm@mit.edu.

Machine learning methods are commonly used across engineering and sciences, from computer systems to physics. Moreover, commercial sites such as search engines, recommender systems (e.g., Netflix, Amazon), advertisers, and financial institutions employ machine learning algorithms for content recommendation, predicting customer behavior, compliance, or risk.

As a discipline, machine learning tries to design and understand computer programs that learn from experience for the purpose of prediction or control.

In this course, students will learn about principles and algorithms for turning training data into effective automated predictions. We will cover:

  • Representation, over-fitting, regularization, generalization, VC dimension;
  • Clustering, classification, recommender problems, probabilistic modeling, reinforcement learning;
  • On-line algorithms, support vector machines, and neural networks/deep learning.

Students will implement and experiment with the algorithms in several Python projects designed for different practical applications.

This course is part of the MITx MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science. Master the skills needed to be an informed and effective practitioner of data science. You will complete this course and three others from MITx, at a similar pace and level of rigor as an on-campus course at MIT, and then take a virtually-proctored exam to earn your MicroMasters, an academic credential that will demonstrate your proficiency in data science or accelerate your path towards an MIT PhD or a Master's at other universities. To learn more about this program, please visit https://micromasters.mit.edu/ds/.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated skills: Reinforcement Learning, Experimentation, Forecasting, Algorithms, Consumer Behaviour, Physics, Prediction, Artificial Neural Networks, Statistics, Deep Learning, Machine Learning Algorithms, Support Vector Machine, Data Science, Linear Model, Recommender Systems, Machine Learning, Python (Programming Language), Sales

What you'll learn

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  • Understand principles behind machine learning problems such as classification, regression, clustering, and reinforcement learning
  • Implement and analyze models such as linear models, kernel machines, neural networks, and graphical models
  • Choose suitable models for different applications
  • Implement and organize machine learning projects, from training, validation, parameter tuning, to feature engineering.

Lectures :

  • Introduction
  • Linear classifiers, separability, perceptron algorithm
  • Maximum margin hyperplane, loss, regularization
  • Stochastic gradient descent, over-fitting, generalization
  • Linear regression
  • Recommender problems, collaborative filtering
  • Non-linear classification, kernels
  • Learning features, Neural networks
  • Deep learning, back propagation
  • Recurrent neural networks
  • Generalization, complexity, VC-dimension
  • Unsupervised learning: clustering
  • Generative models, mixtures
  • Mixtures and the EM algorithm
  • Learning to control: Reinforcement learning
  • Reinforcement learning continued
  • Applications: Natural Language Processing

Projects :

  • Automatic Review Analyzer
  • Digit Recognition with Neural Networks
  • Reinforcement Learning

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This course is part of Statistics and Data Science (General track) MicroMasters Program

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