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Machine learning

Code: 61529
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: dr. sc. Tomislav Šmuc - Lectures
Lecturers: Matija Piškorec - Exercises
English level:


All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Exercises 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
COURSE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Course aim is to present the key algorithms and theory from the core of machine learning and to learn how to construct the computer programs that automatically improve with experience (data).

Introduction to machine learning. Solving classification, clustering and regression problem based on machine learning methods. Concept learning. Generalization. Supervised unsupervised and reinforcement learning.
Percepron. Perceptron learning. Linear regression and least squares methods. Gradient descent and Delta rule. Kernel perceptron.
Neural networks. Neural network learning. Multilayer networks and backpropagation algorithm. Neural networks for regression and clussification problems.
Classification. Fisher's linear discriminat analysis. Logistic regression. Support vector machines. Examples of use in bioinformatics and automatic document classification.
Non-parametric learning techniques. k-nearest neighbor algorithm. Decision tree learning.
Bayesian learning. MAP i ML hypotheses. MDL principle. Bayes optimal classifier and Bayes naive classifier. EM-algorithm.
Unsupervised learning and data mining. Hierarchical Clustering. k-means clustering. Dimensionality reduction and principal component analysis. Applications and examples.
Statistical learning theory. PAC learnability. Vapnik - Chervonenkis dimension.
  1. T. Hastie, R. Tibshirani, J. H. Friedman: The Elements of Statistical learning
  2. T. M. Mitchell: Machine Learning
  3. V. Vapnik: The Nature of Statistical Learning Theory
  4. N. Cristianini, J. Shawe - Taylor: An Introduction to Support Vector Machines
3. semester
Izborni predmet 3, 4, 5, 6 - Regular study - Computer Science and Mathematics

4. semester
Izborni predmet 3, 4, 5, 6 - Regular study - Computer Science and Mathematics
Consultations schedule: