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AI Shiksha

Introduction to Machine Learning

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NSM Nodal Centres for Training in HPC and AI, along with CDAC, are organizing a 7-week course on Machine Learning. This is planned from March 2021 to April 2021, and is open to everyone.

Learning Assessment

An end of course examination will be conducted online. Top performers will be given Book Prizes The successful candidates will be awarded a certificate with grades. Others will be given certificates of participation.

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to teach participants the basic concepts of machine learning


The event is scheduled online. E-meeting details will be mailed to the participants at the e-mail id filled in the registration form. Additional guest lectures by experts from industry partners will also be conducted.

Important Dates:

Course Registration Period

12 February 2021 to 28 February 2021

Course Start Date

9 March 2021

Course Duration

2 Months

Course Topics Instructors
Supervised learning - intro + k-Nearest Neighbors, Linear regression, Extensions of linear regression + polynomial curve fitting ,Linear models for classification, the Perceptron algorithm , Logistic regression, Optimization algorithms: Gradient Descent, Newton’s method Dr. Clint P George
Machine learning in practise: training, overfitting, underfitting, bias variance tradeoff, SVM Overview,Decision trees, random forests, Unsupervised learning - intro, PCA, Kernel PCA Dr. Satyanath Bhat
K-Means, Maximum Likelihood estimation, Gaussian Mixture Models, EM Algorithm and variants, Spectral Clustering, Intro to Online Machine Learning, Intro to Multi-armed Bandits/ RL Dr. Arun Rajkumar