MATH-412 / 5 credits

Teacher: Obozinski Guillaume Romain

Language: English


Summary

A course on statistical machine learning for supervised and unsupervised learning

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Analysis, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Linear Models

Important concepts to start the course

This course introduces machine learning with a statistical  and mathematical perspective. Prior to following this course, the student must have very good knowledge of basic probabilty and statistics (statistical modeling and inference, linear regression). Some of the concepts used in course: abstract conditional expectations, multivariate linear regression, convexity, strong convexity, vector space, Hilbert space.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Formulate appropriate models for empirical data
  • Estimate the parameters of a statistical model
  • Interpret the fit of a model to data
  • Justify the choice of a model/technique to analyze empirical data
  • Implement statistical learning algorithms
  • Explain the mathematical/statistical mechanisms of most common machine learning algorithms
  • Assess / Evaluate underfitting / overfitting of ML algorithms

Transversal skills

  • Write a scientific or technical report.
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra lectures, exercises and computer practicals in the classroom and at home, and a project in a group of 3 students.

Assessment methods

Written final exam (70%) + Project of implementation or application on real data of a model/algorithm based on a classical research paper describing an important method from the literature. (30%)

Resources

Bibliography

  • James, G., Witten, D., Hastie, T. and Tibshirani, R. (2013) An Introduction to Statistical Learning, with Applications in R. Springer.
  • Hastie, T., Tibshirani, R. and Friedman, J. (2009) The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction. Second edition. Springer.
  • Efron, B. and Hastie, T. (2016) Computer Age Statistical Inference: Algorithms, Evidence and Data Science. Cambridge University Press.
  • Bishop, C. M. (2006) Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. Springer.
  • Kuhn, M. and Johnson, K. (2013) Applied Predictive Modeling. Springer.
  • Shalev-Shwartz, S. and Ben-David, S. (2014) Understanding Machine Learning: From Theory to Algorithms. Cambridge University Press.

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical machine learning
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical machine learning
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical machine learning
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical machine learning
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical machine learning
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical machine learning
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical machine learning
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical machine learning
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Statistical machine learning
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9  MAA331  
9-10    
10-11   MAA112 
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Wednesday, 8h - 10h: Lecture MAA331

Thursday, 10h - 12h: Exercise, TP MAA112