COMP0078 Supervised Learning
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1819/A7U/T1/COMP0078 Masters (MEng)
This module covers supervised approaches to machine learning.
On successful completion of the module, a student will be able to:
- gain in-depth familiarity with various classical and contemporary supervised learning algorithms.
- understand the underlying limitations and principles that govern learning algorithms and ways of assessing and improving their performance.
Availability and prerequisites
This module delivery is available for selection on the below-listed programmes. The relevant programme structure will specify whether the module is core, optional, or elective.
In order to be eligible to select this module as optional or elective, where available, students must meet all prerequisite conditions to the satisfaction of the module leader. Places for students taking the module as optional or elective are limited and will be allocated according to the department’s module selection policy.
Programmes on which available:
To be eligible to select this module, students must have:
The module consists of both foundational topics for supervised learning such as Linear Regression, Nearest Neighbors and Kernelisation as well contemporary research areas such as multi-task learning and optimisation via proximal methods. In a given year topics will be drawn non-exclusively from the following:
- Nearest Neighbors
- Linear Regression
- Kernels and Regularisation
- Support Vector Machines
- Gaussian Processes
- Decision Trees
- Ensemble Learning
- Sparsity Methods
- Multi-task Learning
- Proximal Methods
- Semi-supervised Learning
- Neural Networks
- Matrix Factorization
- Online Learning
- Statistical Learning Theory
An indicative reading list is available via http://readinglists.ucl.ac.uk/departments/comps_eng.html.
The module is delivered through a combination of lectures and problem classes.
This module delivery is assessed as below:
Written examination (2hrs 30mins)
In order to pass this Module Delivery, students must:
- achieve an overall weighted Module mark of at least 50.00%;
AND, when taken as part of MEng Computer Science and MEng Mathematical Computation:
- achieve a mark of at least 40.00% in any Components of assessment weighed ≥ 30% of the module.
Where a Component comprises multiple Assessment Tasks, the minimum mark applies to the overall component.