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About the Course

This course aims at providing an introductory and broad overview of the field of ML with the focus on applications on Finance. Supervised Machine Learning methods are used in the capstone project to predict bank closures. Simultaneously, while this course can be taken as a separate course, it serves as a preview of topics that are covered in more details in subsequent modules of the specialization Machine Learning and Reinforcement Learning in Finance. The goal of Guided Tour of Machine Learning in Finance is to get a sense of what Machine Learning is, what it is for and in how many different financial problems it can be applied to. The course is designed for three categories of students: Practitioners working at financial institutions such as banks, asset management firms or hedge funds Individuals interested in applications of ML for personal day trading Current full-time students pursuing a degree in Finance, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or other related disciplines who want to learn about practical applications of ML in Finance Experience with Python (including numpy, pandas, and IPython/Jupyter notebooks), linear algebra, basic probability theory and basic calculus is necessary to complete assignments in this course....

Top reviews

KD
Aug 23, 2019

Introduction of ML for Financial application with combination of Scikit learn, Statsmodels and Tensorflow with neuralnets made this class very interesting. Learned and Enjoyed lot.

AB
May 27, 2018

Exceptional disposition and lucid explanations! Ideal for a Risk Management professional to sharpen machine learning skills!

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By Fred U

Feb 7, 2020

Great lectures. Homework is not trivial: it requires web searches and significantly more perseverance than, say, Andrew Ng's courses. Only 4 stars because I didn't see any recent signs of active support in the Forums.

By Marina Z

Apr 22, 2020

The course seems a bit of date (tensorflow) and 'lazy' -- assignments are sloppy, not related to the content of lectures sometimes, sometimes just replay of things form reading material... Promised more than delivered.

By Nayan a

Jun 5, 2019

Lectures are mostly short review of the topic. So you should know topics beforehand or supplement it with readings. Problems are great, you cannot solve it unless you understand the concept properly, so that good point.

By Bozanian K

Aug 14, 2018

Very interesting course. Covers the main algorithms of supervised machine learning and their applications to the world of finance. The one and only down is that programming session are a little hard to understand

By Jochen G

Apr 15, 2021

Deep introduction into machine learning in finance. A bit outdated API-usage (Tensorflow 1), but nevertheless a great introduction for those who want to understand how the NN are processing the data.

By Mihails S

Jan 1, 2019

Despite all the problems with the assignments and the grader this course provides really good overview ML tools and their application to finance. It's definitely worth the effort

By Zhiming X

Aug 1, 2018

The course content is a mix of theory and practical stuff. One star off is due to the poor quality of programming assignment, i.e., unclear instructions and explanations.

By Maksim G

Jun 9, 2019

Good material but assignments explanation were too sparse and even expectation of material not covered in videos or readings (example is Tobit regression in week 4).

By Aydar A

May 24, 2019

To much math in lectures, assignments are not coherent and complicated, im not sure that i need tensorflow from scratch to work with finance(Keras fits better)

By Hongsun K

Jan 18, 2020

Great general overview of machine learning. I think the course can be re-organized to incorporate some of the theory and some coding tips as well, however.

By Manimaran P

Aug 11, 2018

The Lectures and given readings are very useful and it is required to read them to complete the assignments which will otherwise be difficult

By Chad W L

Jul 12, 2018

This will be a 5 star course when all of the technical issues are resolved. More timely feedback from the staff is desirable as well.

By Ishrit T

Jun 16, 2019

A more detailed introduction and guide to python for machine learning would have made this course one of the best out there

By Julien T

Sep 17, 2018

Very interesting content well delivered, the programming assignments could benefit from a little more guidance IMHO.

By Kelly Y

Apr 17, 2021

Great overview. Please provide more code examples as homework require a lot more than what the class covers!

By Songjie H

Jul 3, 2020

Homework is not always consistent with what's covered in class. The recommended readings are very helpful.

By Takayuki K

Jan 18, 2019

One of assignments was hard. Explanation by lecturer was very easy to understand and appropriate long.

By Amalka W

Sep 12, 2018

It would be great the background theory of related concept are explained in optional videos.

By Martin K

Dec 6, 2020

It's a good course. There are some missing explanations in the programming exercises.

By Zoraiz A

Jul 13, 2020

Later assignmnets were difficult but lecture material is interesting and well taught.

By Rafael D d D

May 2, 2020

Very good review and selected topics, although I would deep more on tensorflow use

By Zheng W

Sep 22, 2018

The course content is okay, but the programming assignments are not well designed.

By Mohammed B

Feb 2, 2020

Great course, but the coding projects are sometime hard to understand

By gayatri l

Feb 7, 2020

Learned ML concepts and algorithms to be used in financial work.

By Edward W

Jul 26, 2020

Would be cool if was update to use latest version of tensorflow