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Course requires strong background in calculus, linear algebra, probability theory and machine learning.

Approx. 32 hours to complete
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Subtitles: English, Korean

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Bayesian OptimizationGaussian ProcessMarkov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC)Variational Bayesian Methods

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Advanced Level

Course requires strong background in calculus, linear algebra, probability theory and machine learning.

Approx. 32 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Korean

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction to Bayesian methods & Conjugate priors

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 57 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Think bayesian & Statistics review7m
Bayesian approach to statistics5m
How to define a model3m
Example: thief & alarm11m
Linear regression10m
Analytical inference3m
Conjugate distributions2m
Example: Normal, precision5m
Example: Bernoulli4m
2 readings
About the University10m
MLE estimation of Gaussian mean10m
2 practice exercises
Introduction to Bayesian methods30m
Conjugate priors30m
Week
2

Week 2

7 hours to complete

Expectation-Maximization algorithm

7 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 168 min)
17 videos
Probabilistic clustering6m
Gaussian Mixture Model10m
Training GMM10m
Example of GMM training10m
Jensen's inequality & Kullback Leibler divergence9m
Expectation-Maximization algorithm10m
E-step details12m
M-step details6m
Example: EM for discrete mixture, E-step10m
Example: EM for discrete mixture, M-step12m
Summary of Expectation Maximization6m
General EM for GMM12m
K-means from probabilistic perspective9m
K-means, M-step7m
Probabilistic PCA13m
EM for Probabilistic PCA7m
2 practice exercises
EM algorithm30m
Latent Variable Models and EM algorithm30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Variational Inference & Latent Dirichlet Allocation

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 98 min)
11 videos
Mean field approximation13m
Example: Ising model15m
Variational EM & Review5m
Topic modeling5m
Dirichlet distribution6m
Latent Dirichlet Allocation5m
LDA: E-step, theta11m
LDA: E-step, z8m
LDA: M-step & prediction13m
Extensions of LDA5m
2 practice exercises
Variational inference15m
Latent Dirichlet Allocation15m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Markov chain Monte Carlo

6 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 122 min)
11 videos
Sampling from 1-d distributions13m
Markov Chains13m
Gibbs sampling12m
Example of Gibbs sampling7m
Metropolis-Hastings8m
Metropolis-Hastings: choosing the critic8m
Example of Metropolis-Hastings9m
Markov Chain Monte Carlo summary8m
MCMC for LDA15m
Bayesian Neural Networks11m
1 practice exercise
Markov Chain Monte Carlo30m

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This specialization gives an introduction to deep learning, reinforcement learning, natural language understanding, computer vision and Bayesian methods. Top Kaggle machine learning practitioners and CERN scientists will share their experience of solving real-world problems and help you to fill the gaps between theory and practice. Upon completion of 7 courses you will be able to apply modern machine learning methods in enterprise and understand the caveats of real-world data and settings....
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