A quick overview
This is a 5+5+5 weeks machine learning course. There are several online machine learning courses offered right now, Coursera, Udacity, Caltech, Stanford. This course is based on the “learning by example” principle. The students will be introduced in machine learning algorithms and data analysis techniques by actively working on a real dataset. In the first 6 weeks we will work on the airlines dataset. We will apply standard machine learning methods for clustering, classification, regression and dimensionality reduction. In the next 5 weeks we will work on the KDD cup 2012 dataset and implement the 3 winning strategies. The last 5 weeks we will be ready to work on a real Kaggle competition. During the last part of the course we will look at more advanced machine learning techniques.