Introduction to Machine Learning Training in Des Moines

Enroll in or hire us to teach our Introduction to Machine Learning class in Des Moines, Iowa by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, Introduction to Machine Learning may be offered either onsite or via instructor led virtual training. Consider looking at our public training schedule to see if it is scheduled: Public Training Classes
Provided there are enough attendees, Introduction to Machine Learning may be taught at one of our local training facilities.
We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

Course Description

Why write programs when the computer can instead learn them from data? In this class you will learn how to make this happen, from the simplest machine learning algorithms to quite sophisticated ones.
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)


Experience in software development, project management, or business or systems analysis is desirable, but not mandatory.

Course Outline

What is Machine Learning
Why is Machine Learning important
Stages of gaining knowledge
Types of Machine Learning
Groupings and Classification
Input to Output
Functional Learning
Parametric and Non-Parametric Functions
Bias and Variance
Bias-Variance Trade-Off
Overfitting and Underfitting
Linear Regression
Linear Fitting
Loss Function
Least Squares Fit
Polynomial and Quadratic Models
Lasso and Ridge Regression
Logistic Regression
Log Odds
Standard Logistic Function
Training a Logistic Regression Model
Advantages and Disadvantages
Linear Disriminant Analysis
Learning LDA Models
Mean and Variance
Making Predictions
Bayes Theorem
Extensions to LDA
Classification Models
Two Class and Multi-Class Tasks
Example of a Decision Tree
Decision Tree Induction
Structure of a split
Measure of node impurity
Stopping criteria
Advantages and Disadvantages
Classifier Performance
Occam's Razor
Addressing Overfitting
Model Validation
Validation Strategies
Bayesian Classifiers - Naive Bayes
Bayesian Classification
Bayes classifiers
Naive Bayes classifier
Estimate from data
K-Nearest Neighbors
Instance based classifiers
Rote Learning
Nearest Neighbor classifier
Definition of Nearest Neighbor
Distance metrics
Choosing the values of K
Scaling issues
Different names
Neural Networks
Historical Sketch
Biological replication
Artificial Neurons
Activation Functions
Learning Networks
Perceptron structure
Decision boundary
Training process
Training rule
Squared error function
Gradient error function
Gradient descent
Equivalence of Perceptron and Linear Models
Structure of Multilayer Neural Network
Neural Network architectures
Roles of nodes
Algorithm for Learning Neural Network
Sigmoid Unit
Backward Pass
Convergence of Backpropagation
Avoid Overfitting
Expressiveness of Multilayer Neural Networks
Support Vector Machines
Linearly Separated Classes
Computation of Optimal Hyperplane
Maximum Margin
Non-Linear Boundary
Kernel Trick
Ensemble Methods
Building and Using a Committee Ensemble
Binomial Distribution
Why do Ensembles Work
Accuracy and speed
Bootstrap Sampling

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