Certificate in Machine Learning

UW Professional & Continuing Education

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Who should attend

Software programmers, statisticians, experienced applied mathematicians and data scientists who want to become machine learning specialists.

About the course

Machine learning is changing our world in profound and fundamental ways. We can already see the results in innovations such as customized online recommendations, speech recognition, predictive policing and fraud detection. Future applications are limited only by the imagination.

In this three-course certificate program, we’ll examine all aspects of machine learning. You’ll study the probability concepts and statistical methods that are at the core of machine learning algorithms. We’ll also practice ways to apply these techniques, using open-source tools — along with your developing judgment and intuition — to address actual business needs and real-world challenges.

What you’ll learn

  • Essential concepts of statistical analyses, probability, mathematical modeling and optimization techniques
  • Supervised and unsupervised learning models for tasks such as forecasting, predicting and outlier detection
  • Advanced machine learning applications, including recommendation systems and natural language processing
  • Deep learning concepts and applications
  • How to identify, source and prepare raw data for analysis and modeling

Get hands-on experience

  • Work with open source tools such as RStudio, scikit-learn and Weka
  • Develop solutions to real-world machine learning problems

Learning formats

Online, self-paced

Enjoy the flexibility of learning at your own pace, with instructor support along the way. Courses are 100 percent online, with no class meetings or fixed deadlines — so you can start anytime. You have up to four months to complete each course and up to two years to complete the program.

Online, group-paced

Start and finish your program with the same group of students, with frequent opportunities to interact with your instructors and classmates along the way. Courses are 100 percent online, with set due dates for assignments but no class meetings.

Classroom

Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum

Experts

Stephen Elston

Stephen F. Elston is managing director of Quantia Analytics, a data science consultancy, and a cofounder of FinAnalytica. He’s a big data geek, data scientist, instructor and O’Reilly author. He has more than two decades of experience in predictive analytics and machine learning with R, S/S-PLUS ...

Dave DeBarr

Dave DeBarr has more than 18 years of experience using machine learning to implement high-performance solutions for a variety of commercial and government applications. DeBarr is a principal applied researcher at Microsoft, currently focusing on authentication and account security. In his time at...

Ahmed Njikam

Ahmed Njikam is an applied scientist at Amazon building industry-leading machine learning tools for Amazon's finance organization. He’s working with trillions of Amazon financial transactions to solve real-world problems in the finance space — such as payments, treasury, and financial operations ...

Hany SalahEldeen

I am an applied machine learning scientist at Microsoft working in the conversation and language understanding group as a part of Cortana in Bellevue, Washington. Before that I was in the Time Intelligence team which is a part of Outlook. I have a PhD in computer science majoring in information r...

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