Goal of the course | In modern science, technology, economics, medicine, social media, search engines, etc., a large amount of data is produced (big data), requiring specialized mathematical and computational methods to be analyzed and used. Data science is the interdisciplinary field that integrates fields such as mathematical and statistical analysis, information science, data analysis, machine learning, and other related to analyze, categorize, predict, and interpret phenomena from available data. Modern machine learning methods have played an important role in the advancement of data science. Sub-fields, such as neural network-based methods, have played a key role in recent advances in many areas such as speech recognition, machine translation, and robotics.
This course aims for the students of the Department of Physics to deepen their knowledge in the field of machine learning, using the most modern computational tools of data science with active learning methods. The course will present the mathematical concepts of machine learning and highlight their correlations with statistical physics. At the same time, we will focus on computational (hands-on) applications of these methods using data from the fields of physics and the natural sciences in general.
The students will be trained in modern computing tools and programming languages (Google Colab, Jupyter-Notebooks, Python, modern ML open-source computing packages). Through Google Colab, students will be able to get acquainted with the use of a state-of-the-art and constantly evolving platform, which provides them with free access to state-of-the-art processors (CPUs - GPUs and TPUs) without needing anything more than an electronic device on the Internet. |
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Bibliography | Bibliography available online, as well as:
1. Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras, and TensorFlow: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques to Build Intelligent Systems, 2nd Edition by Aurelien Geron (2019).
2. Deep Learning with Python, Manning Publications by Francois Chollet, (2017).
3. Deep Learning, by Goodfellow, Bengio and Courville (2016). |
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