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Undergraduate Course: Machine Learning Theory (UG) (INFR11224)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Informatics CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course follows the delivery and assessment of Machine Learning Theory (INFR11202) exactly. Undergraduate students must register for this course, while MSc students must register for INFR11202 instead.
Course description This course follows the delivery and assessment of Machine Learning Theory (INFR11202) exactly. Undergraduate students must register for this course, while MSc students must register for INFR11202 instead.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Introductory Applied Machine Learning (INFR10069) OR Applied Machine Learning (INFR11211) OR Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition (INFR11130) OR Machine Learning (INFR10086) OR Data Analysis and Machine Learning 4 (ELEE10031)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Machine Learning Theory (INFR11202)
Other requirements This course follows the delivery and assessment of Machine Learning Theory (INFR11202) exactly. Undergraduate students must register for this course, while MSc students must register for INFR11202 instead.

Students should be confident in standard machine learning ideas: training and test sets, classification, regression, clustering; standard machine learning methods: support vector machines, linear regression, k-means etc. Good understanding of probability and probabilistic arguments is necessary.

Experience of hands on data analysis and use of machine learning can be beneficial, but is not necessary.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesAs above.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 18, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 3, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 73 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Exam 70%
Coursework 30%
Feedback Students will receive feedback in the forms of assessment of coursework, tutorials, and problem sets.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Machine Learning Theory (UG) (INFR11224)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Interpret and explain rigorous statements about properties of machine learning methods
  2. Evaluate properties of learning models through proofs and examples
  3. Relate, compare, and contrast the implications of various qualities of machine learning models covered in the course
  4. Formulate precise mathematical requirements corresponding to desired properties in real learning problems, and explain their decisions
Reading List
'Understanding Machine Learning: From Theory to Algorithms', by Shai Ben-David and Shai Shalev-Schwartz
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Problem solving
Critical / analytical thinking
Independent learning
Written communication
Keywordsmachine learning,data science,algorithms,theory
Contacts
Course organiserDr Rik Sarkar
Tel: (0131 6)50 4444
Email: Rik.Sarkar@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Helen Tweedale
Tel: (0131 6)50 3827
Email: Helen.Tweedale@ed.ac.uk
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