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2021-08-24 CAS AML M1 Machine Learning Review (4 half days)

CAS Advanced Machine Learning Module 1


CAS Advanced Machie Learning Module 1
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Learning outcomes
  • know general concepts and methods of machine learning
  • can design, tune, and train neural networks
  • can measure performance of neural networks Learning objectives
Learning objectives
  • Learning Algorithms
  • Capacity, Over- and Under-Fitting
  • Hyper-Parameters and Validation Set
  • Estimators, Bias and Variance
  • Maximum Likelihood Estimation
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Supervised Learning Algorithms
  • Unsupervised Learning Algorithms
  • Stochastic Gradient Descent
  • Building a Machine Learning Algorithm
  • Challenges Motivating Deep Learning
Target group
  • Graduates and professionals enrolled for the CAS Advanced Machine Learning 
  • University or University of Applied Sciences level degree (bachelor, master, phd), Python or other programming experience, some math, statistics and data analysis experience.
  • Lectures, tutorials, discussions, project work with presentation.
Time : 2021-08-24 - 27, 09:00 - 12:30
Location : Fabrikstrasse 8 , room B 305, University of Bern
URL: Link for online participation available after logging in.

Language: English
Participants : Max 24
Registration : Mandatory (via Ilias)
Responsible : PD Dr. Sigve Haug
Module 1 Machine Learning Review
Tuesday 2020-08-24
09:00 - 09:30 Introduction to Modules 1 and 2 
09:30 - 10:30 Introduction to Machine Learning
11:00 - 12:30 Introduction to Machine Learning
12:30              Lunch
13:30 - 17:00 Individual work with notebooks (Notebook 1) 

Wednesday 2021-08-25
09:00 - 09:30 Review of notebook and quiz
09:30 - 10:30 Supervised Learning Algorithms
11:00 - 12:30 Supervised Learning Algorithms
12:30              Lunch
13:30 - 17:00 Individual work with notebooks (Notebook 2) 
Thursday 2021-08-26
09:00 - 09:30 Review of notebook and quiz
09:30 - 10:30 Unsupervised Learning Algorithms
11:00 - 12:30 Unsupervised Learning Algorithms
12:30              Lunch

13:30 - 17:00 Individual work with notebooks (Notebook 3) 

Friday 2021-08-27
09:00 - 09:30 Review of notebook and quiz
09:30 - 10:30 Build a ML algorithm 
11:00 - 12:30 Build a ML algorithm 
12:30              Lunch
13:30 - 16:00 Individual work with notebooks (Notebook 4) 
16:00 - 17:00 Apero

Assessment Day
Each participant or participant group will have 30 minutes to present their module works from Modules 1 and 2
During the CAS you ideally work on your own datasets from work, research or private project. However, the lecturers can also you provide you with links to suitable datasets. 
You are not supposed to read many books during this CAS, but of course you can. What you need to consult all the time is online documentation on all topics, google brings you there - and wikipedia of course.

To warm up a bit, you may read Tom Wolfe's account on the rise of the Silicon Valley:

The technical (Python) skills required are covered in the Python Data Science Handbook:

The CAS content follows more or less the chapters 5 to 20 in the
Dr. Geraldine Conti (lecturer)

Geraldine has a PhD from EPFL, has been a research associate at Harvard, a CERN fellow, a research associate at Disney Research, associated professor in machine learning and is now head of the machine learning group at PAG.

PD Dr. Sigve Haug (director of studies)

Sigve studied physics in Germany, Spain and Norway. He has been involved in neutrino physics experiments and high energy frontier experiments, often with main focus on the computing challenges related to the large and distributed data from these experiments. Today he is working for the Albert Einstein Center for fundamental Physics and the Mathematical Institute of the University of Bern where is leading the Science IT Support unit.