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Unit of study_

COMP5318: Machine Learning and Data Mining

Machine learning is the process of automatically building mathematical models that explain and generalise datasets. It integrates elements of statistics and algorithm development into the same discipline. Data mining is a discipline within knowledge discovery that seeks to facilitate the exploration and analysis of large quantities for data, by automatic and semiautomatic means. This subject provides a practical and technical introduction to machine learning and data mining. Topics to be covered include problems of discovering patterns in the data, classification, regression, feature extraction and data visualisation. Also covered are analysis, comparison and usage of various types of machine learning techniques and statistical techniques.

Code COMP5318
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Programming skills

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the basic principles, strengths, weaknesses and applicability of machine learning algorithms for solving embedding, classification, regression, clustering.
  • LO2. have obtained practical experience in designing, implementing and evaluating machine learning algorithms
  • LO3. have gained practical experience in using machine learning software and libraries
  • LO4. present and interpret data and information in verbal and written form

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.