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COMP5328: Advanced Machine Learning

2024 unit information

Machine learning models explain and generalise data. This course introduces some fundamental machine learning concepts, learning problems and algorithms to provide understanding and simple answers to many questions arising from data explanation and generalisation. For example, why do different machine learning models work? How to further improve them? How to adapt them to different purposes?

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Engineering

Study level Postgraduate
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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COMP5318 OR COMP4318 OR COMP3308 OR COMP3608
Prohibitions:
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COMP4328 OR OCMP5328
Assumed knowledge:
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None

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

  • LO1. Present the design and evaluation of a machine learning algorithm, describing the design processes and evaluation
  • LO2. Understand the variance and bias trade-off in machine learning algorithms
  • LO3. Understand and analyse some machine learning algorithms and have some knowledge to further improve them
  • LO4. Understand and analyse some machine learning problems and have some knowledge to adapt the existing machine learning models to different purposes
  • LO5. Implement machine learning algorithms from peer-reviewed papers
  • LO6. Understand the nature of the statistical foundations of designing or adapting learning algorithms
  • LO7. At the completion of this unit, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the introduced machine learning models and the relative strengths and weaknesses of each and their most appropriate uses
  • LO8. At the completion of this unit, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge of methods to analyse machine learning algorithms, such as hypothesis complexities and generalisation bounds.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal evening Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal evening Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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