Machine Learning

Stanford Center for Professional Development

Stanford Center for Professional Development

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About the course

In this era of big data, there is an increasing need to develop and deploy algorithms that can analyze and identify connections in that data. Using machine learning (a subset of artificial intelligence) it is now possible to create computer systems that automatically improve with experience. This technology has numerous real-world applications including robotic control, data mining, autonomous navigation, and bioinformatics.

What you will learn

  • Supervised Learning (Linear and Logistic Regression, General Linearized Models (GLMs), Gaussian Discriminant Analysis (GDA), Generative/Discriminative Learning, Neural Networks, Support Vector Machines (SVM))
  • Unsupervised Learning (Expectation-Maximization (K-Means, etc.), Principal Component Analysis (PCA), Dimensionality Reduction)

Prerequisites

  • Proficiency in Python: All class assignments will be in Python. If you have extensive programming experience in a different language (C/C++/MATLAB/Java/JavaScript) we recommend you familiarize yourself with Python basics before you begin your first course. Some assignments will require familiarity with basic Linux command line workflows.
  • College Calculus, Linear Algebra: You should be comfortable taking (multivariable) derivatives and understanding matrix/vector notation and operations. We strongly recommend you review this baseline problem set from the Fall 2018 graduate course upon which much of this course is based. You should be familiar with the topics covered before enrolling in XCS229i.
  • Basic Probability and Statistics: You should know the basics of probabilities, gaussian distributions, mean, and standard deviation.

Experts

Andrew Ng

Andrew Ng is Co-founder of Coursera, and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. His machine learning course is the MOOC that had led to the founding of Coursera! In 2011, he led the development of Stanford University’s main MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform an...

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