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Description

Official Description

4.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Fundamental statistical machine learning concepts and tools using Python. Emphasis on descriptive statistics, statistical distributions, random number generation, basic data visualization; linear regression; basic classification; error estimation: cross-validation, bias-variance trade-off; shrinkage methods; dimension reduction; beyond linearity: smoothing splines, local regression, additive models; tree and ensemble methods; powerful classifiers; unsupervised learning.

 

Supplementary Information

30 hours in class plus at least 10 hours of assignments/readings.

 

(30 INFORMS PDUs)

The PDUs earned through this non-credit-bearing course can be used by CAP and aCAP certificants to satisfy the 30 PDUs needed to renew their certification every three (3) years. More Info.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Regression and Classification Analysis
  • Model Evaluation and Resampling Methods
  • Model and Variable Selection
  • Dimension Reduction
  • Tree-Based Methods and Ensemble Learning
  • Support Vector Machines
  • Introduction to Unsupervised Learning

Learning Outcomes

The course is designed to enable you to:

  • Use python to visualize and execute a predictive model;
  • Install, load, and use conventional libraries related to machine learning and statistical modeling;
  • Combine different algorithms in order to execute a predictive task;
  • Implement parameter estimation and regularization;
  • Perform model selection and model inference;
  • Improve predictive performance by combining various algorithms;
  • Interpret results of applied statistical methods.

Notes

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Prerequisite(s) and Corequisite(s)

Applies Towards the Following Programs

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Section(s) offered
Section Title
Statistical Machine Learning
Language of Delivery
English
Type
Online Course
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 14, 2021 to Nov 16, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Delivery Format(s)
Course Fee(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 25, 2021 to Sep 21, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 25, 2021 to Sep 21, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Sep 21, 2021 to Sep 28, 2021
Instructors
Section Notes

A minimum number of registrations is required for this course section to be offered. The School reserves the right to cancel any course section when a minimum number of registrations has not been reached 7 days prior to the start date. In the event of a cancellation, the course fee will be refunded in full.

Course Format

This online course is a combination of weekly live online instructor-led sessions from 6:00 - 7:30 PM and self-directed learning activities and assignments.

Course Fee Description

  • Tuition Fee: $1354.00
  • SCS Career Development Success package (SCSD) fee:  $19.80

Course Drop/Withdrawal Policy

  • Any time prior to the 1st class: Course Drop Period with Full Refund.
  • After the 1st and before the 2nd class: Course Withdrawal Period with Full Refund.
  • After the 2nd class before the 3rd class: Course Withdrawal with No Refund.
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