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This class is offered as CS7641 at Georgia Tech where it is a part of the [Online Masters Degree (OMS)](http://www.omscs.gatech.edu/). Taking this course here will not earn credit towards the OMS degree. Machine Learning is a graduate-level course covering the area of Artificial Intelligence concerned with computer programs that modify and improve their performance through experiences. The first part of the course covers Supervised Learning, a machine learning task that makes it possible for your phone to recognize your voice, your email to filter spam, and for computers to learn a bunch of other cool stuff. In part two, you will learn about Unsupervised Learning. Ever wonder how Netflix can predict what movies you'll like? Or how Amazon knows what you want to buy before you do? Such answers can be found in this section! Finally, can we program machines to learn like humans? This Reinforcement Learning section will teach you the algorithms for designing self-learning agents like us!
- Lesson 0: Machine Learning is the ROX - Lesson 1: Decision Trees - Lesson 2: Regression and Classification - Lesson 3: Neural Networks - Lesson 4: Instance-Based Learning - Lesson 5: Ensemble B&B - Lesson 6: Kernel Methods and Support Vector Machines (SVM)s - Lesson 7: Computational Learning Theory - Lesson 8: VC Dimensions - Lesson 9: Bayesian Learning - Lesson 10: Bayesian Inference
- Lesson 1: Randomized optimization - Lesson 2: Clustering - Lesson 3: Feature Selection - Lesson 4: Feature Transformation - Lesson 5: Information Theory
- Lesson 1: Markov Decision Processes - Lesson 2: Reinforcement Learning - Lesson 3: Game Theory - Lesson 4: Game Theory, Continued
- Michael Littman - Michael Littman is a Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. He also teaches Udacity’s Algorithms course (CS215) on crunching social networks. Prior to joining Brown in 2012, he led the Rutgers Laboratory for Real-Life Reinforcement Learning (RL3) at Rutgers, where he served as the Computer Science Department Chair from 2009-2012. He is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), served as program chair for AAAI's 2013 conference and the International Conference on Machine Learning in 2009, and received university-level teaching awards at both Duke and Rutgers. Charles Isbell taught him about racquetball, weight-lifting and Ultimate Frisbee, but he's not that great at any of them. He's pretty good at singing and juggling, though.
- Charles Isbell - Charles Isbell is a Professor and Senior Associate Dean at the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. His research passion is artificial intelligence, particularly on building autonomous agents that must live and interact with large numbers of other intelligent agents, some of whom may be human. Lately, he has turned his energies toward adaptive modeling, especially activity discovery (as distinct from activity recognition), scalable coordination, and development environments that support the rapid prototyping of adaptive agents. He is developing adaptive programming languages, and trying to understand what it means to bring machine learning tools to non-expert authors, designers and developers. He sometimes interacts with the physical world through racquetball, weight-lifting and Ultimate Frisbee.
Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.