Mathematics for Machine Learning Specialization

Started May 14

Mathematics for Machine Learning Specialization

Mathematics for Machine Learning. Learn about the prerequisite mathematics for applications in data science and machine learning

About This Specialization

For a lot of higher level courses in Machine Learning and Data Science, you find you need to freshen up on the basics in maths - stuff you may have studied before in school or university, but which was taught in another context, or not very intuitively, such that you struggle to relate it to how it’s used in Computer Science. This specialisation aims to bridge that gap, getting you up to speed in the underlying maths, building an intuitive understanding, and relating it to Machine Learning and Data Science. In the first course on Linear Algebra we look at what linear algebra is and how it relates to data. Then we look through what vectors and matrices are and how to work with them. The second course, Multivariate Calculus, builds on this to look at how to optimise fitting functions to get good fits to data. It starts from introductory calculus and then uses the matrices and vectors from the first course to look at data fitting. The third course, Dimensionality Reduction with Principal Components Analysis, uses the maths from the first two courses to do simple optimisation for the situation where you don’t have an understanding of how the data variables relate to each other. At the end of this specialisation you will have gained the prerequisite mathematical knowledge to continue your journey and take more advanced courses in machine learning.

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Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Mathematics for Machine Learning: Linear Algebra

    Current session: May 14
    Commitment
    5 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course on Linear Algebra we look at what linear algebra is and how it relates to vectors and matrices. Then we look through what vectors and matrices are and how to work with them, including the knotty problem of eigenvalues and eigenvectors, an
  2. COURSE 2

    Mathematics for Machine Learning: Multivariate Calculus

    Current session: May 14
    Commitment
    6 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course offers a brief introduction to the multivariate calculus required to build many common machine learning techniques. We start at the very beginning with a refresher on the “rise over run” formulation of a slope, before converting thi
  3. COURSE 3

    Mathematics for Machine Learning: PCA

    Upcoming session: May 28
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course introduces the mathematical foundations to derive Principal Component Analysis (PCA), a fundamental dimensionality reduction technique. We'll cover some basic statistics of data sets, such as mean values and variances, we'll

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  • Imperial College London

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  • David Dye

    David Dye

    Professor of Metallurgy
  • Samuel J. Cooper

    Samuel J. Cooper

    Lecturer
  • Marc P. Deisenroth

    Marc P. Deisenroth

    Lecturer in Statistical Machine Learning
  • A. Freddie Page

    A. Freddie Page

    Strategic Teaching Fellow

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