Summer | Full
Course name Fundamentals of machine learning
Course date 15.05.2023 - 31.07.2023
Institution HAMK University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field Natural Sciences HUB
Teacher Tapani Honkanen
Available for open UAS No
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 13.03.2023 - 21.04.2023
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Fundamentals of machine learning

15.05.2023 - 31.07.2023

Course description

The student:

  • is familiar with the machine learning engineer role of information systems in industry.
  • understands the features of machine learning to apply on real world problems.
  • understands the mathematical foundations behind the machine learning algorithms as well as the paradigms supervised and unsupervised learning.
  • is able to choose and tune the appropriate machine learning models on existing real life problems.
  • possesses skills in using the off-the-shelf machine learning tools. Designing timely and efficient algorithms in a range of real-world applications.
  • understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of many popular machine learning approaches.
  • is able to design and implement various machine learning algorithms in a range of real-world applications.
Main contents of the course:
  • Supervised learning, knn algorithm as an example
  • Unsupervised learning, k-means algorithm as an example
  • Quantitative variables/data, standard deviation, covariance, correlation
  • Linear Regression
  • Topic detection, regular expressions
  • Natural Language Processing – Sentiment Analysis

Assessment criteria

1 – 5

Course way of working and time table

This study is conducted as online studies. Studying is done independently based on the materials provided in Moodle and based on other provided materials. To complete the study the course project work needs to be returned within the given schedule and based on set requirements for the course project work. Project work and it’s guidelines is announced in Moodle at the beginning of the course. The project work is putting together several topics covered during this course.

Course info

In addition to lecture materials and self-study materials, instructional videos are provided such that they contribute to reviewing and deepening the issues covered in the lecture materials. Instructional videos can also provide guidance on how to go through the topics and also provide the information needed to do project work.

Course additional info

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Course enrolment info

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