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What you will learn

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    Build features that meet analysis needs

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    Create and evaluate data clusters

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    Describe how machine learning is different than descriptive statistics

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    Explain different approaches for creating predictive models

Skills you will gain

Python ProgrammingMachine Learning (ML) AlgorithmsMachine LearningScikit-Learn

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

8 hours to complete

Module 1: Fundamentals of Machine Learning - Intro to SciKit Learn

This module introduces basic machine learning concepts, tasks, and workflow using an example classification problem based on the K-nearest neighbors method, and implemented using the scikit-learn library.

6 videos (Total 71 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
An Example Machine Learning Problem12m
Examining the Data9m
K-Nearest Neighbors Classification20m
4 readings
Course Syllabus10m
Help us learn more about you!10m
Notice for Auditing Learners: Assignment Submission10m
Zachary Lipton: The Foundations of Algorithmic Bias (optional)30m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
9 hours to complete

Module 2: Supervised Machine Learning - Part 1

This module delves into a wider variety of supervised learning methods for both classification and regression, learning about the connection between model complexity and generalization performance, the importance of proper feature scaling, and how to control model complexity by applying techniques like regularization to avoid overfitting. In addition to k-nearest neighbors, this week covers linear regression (least-squares, ridge, lasso, and polynomial regression), logistic regression, support vector machines, the use of cross-validation for model evaluation, and decision trees.

12 videos (Total 166 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
K-Nearest Neighbors: Classification and Regression13m
Linear Regression: Least-Squares17m
Linear Regression: Ridge, Lasso, and Polynomial Regression19m
Logistic Regression12m
Linear Classifiers: Support Vector Machines13m
Multi-Class Classification6m
Kernelized Support Vector Machines18m
Decision Trees19m
2 readings
A Few Useful Things to Know about Machine Learning10m
Ed Yong: Genetic Test for Autism Refuted (optional)10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz22m
7 hours to complete

Module 3: Evaluation

This module covers evaluation and model selection methods that you can use to help understand and optimize the performance of your machine learning models.

7 videos (Total 81 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Precision-recall and ROC curves6m
Multi-Class Evaluation13m
Regression Evaluation6m
Model Selection: Optimizing Classifiers for Different Evaluation Metrics13m
1 reading
Practical Guide to Controlled Experiments on the Web (optional)10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz28m
10 hours to complete

Module 4: Supervised Machine Learning - Part 2

This module covers more advanced supervised learning methods that include ensembles of trees (random forests, gradient boosted trees), and neural networks (with an optional summary on deep learning). You will also learn about the critical problem of data leakage in machine learning and how to detect and avoid it.

10 videos (Total 94 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Neural Networks19m
Deep Learning (Optional)7m
Data Leakage11m
Dimensionality Reduction and Manifold Learning9m
11 readings
Neural Networks Made Easy (optional)10m
Play with Neural Networks: TensorFlow Playground (optional)10m
Deep Learning in a Nutshell: Core Concepts (optional)10m
Assisting Pathologists in Detecting Cancer with Deep Learning (optional)10m
The Treachery of Leakage (optional)10m
Leakage in Data Mining: Formulation, Detection, and Avoidance (optional)10m
Data Leakage Example: The ICML 2013 Whale Challenge (optional)10m
Rules of Machine Learning: Best Practices for ML Engineering (optional)10m
How to Use t-SNE Effectively10m
How Machines Make Sense of Big Data: an Introduction to Clustering Algorithms10m
Post-course Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m
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By FLOct 14th 2017

Very well structured course, and very interesting too! Has made me want to pursue a career in machine learning. I originally just wanted to learn to program, without true goal, now I have one thanks!!

By PSJun 4th 2019

This is an excellent course. The programming exercises can be solved only when you get the basics right. Else, you will need to revisit the course material. Also, the forums are pretty interactive.



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