ECE 39595 - Introduction to Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:

Experimental Course Offered: Maymester 2011

MA 26100 or MA 26500

Requisites by Topic:
calculus and introductory linear algebra (Math 26100 and/or 26500 or equivalents with permission of the instructor)

Catalog Description:
Intelligent information processing, search and retrieval, classification, recognition, prediction and optimization with machine learning and pattern recognition algorithms such as neural networks, support vector machines, decision trees and data mining methods, current models and architectures, implementation topics especially in software, applications in areas such as information processing, search and retrieval of internet data, forecasting (prediction), classification, signal/image processing, pattern recognition, optimization, simulation, system identification, communications, control, management and finance. Topics covered will also be illustrated with the software package MATLAB and related toolboxes.

Required Text(s):
  1. Machine Learning, An Algorithmic Perspective, Stephen Marshall, Chapman & Hall / CRC Press, 2009, ISBN No. 978-1-4200-6718-7.
Recommended Text(s):
  1. Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques,, 2nd Edition, Ian H. Witten and Eibe Frank, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2005, ISBN No. 0-12-088407-0.
  2. Unpublished course notes by the instructor, Okan Ersoy.

Lecture Outline:

Major Topics
1 Machine learning and pattern recognition: introduction and examples
2 Input: concepts, representation and examples
3 Output: knowledge representation, decision trees and clusters
4 Algorithms: the basic methods with examples
5 Techniques to increase performance
6 Software implementations
7 Input and output transformations
8 Examples of real world applications
9 MATLAB: a software tool, associated toolboxes and examples of use
10 WEKA: another software tool and examples of use
11 Python: an open-source software platform with similarities to Matlab

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