Course on machine learning

Last week the centre for mathematical sciences and the impact lab organized a week long course on machine learning. Every day from 13:30 to 17:30 there were a mixture of lectures and computer lab sessions on machine learning. The audience was a mixture of researchers from the University and people working industry.

The following topics were covered

  • Introduction to Big Data
  • Introduction to Neural Networks
  • Gaussian processes
  • Machine learning
  • Introduction to Optimisation for AI.
  • Topological data analysis

There was a special speaker from Amazon, who discussed the challenges of using Gaussian processes at Amazon.