Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code CSCI433
Subject Name Machine Learning Algorithms and Applications
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 24 Credit points of CSCI subjects at 300 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence INFO433
Assessment 3 assignments plus final examination.
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information No tutorials for this subject

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (27-02-2017 to 22-06-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 Hour Lecture
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Philip Ogunbona
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Philip Ogunbona
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Description
Machine learning aims to develop computer systems that learn from example data to model and solve real-life problems. Students will develop the knowledge and skills required to analyse, design and implement machine learning systems applicable in big data analytics, social media data analysis, computer vision, neuroimage analysis, speech recognition, surveillance, information retrieval, bioinformatics, document image analysis and recognition, computational linguistics, forensics and biometrics. Conceptual understanding of the fundamental tools and their application in practice will be emphasised. Topics covered include supervised and unsupervised learning; kernel machines; deep learning; data clustering; Bayesian methods; linear discriminant analysis; regression; and graphical models.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Describe and use data clustering and discrimininant functions in classification.
2. Use Bayesian methods in pattern analysis and recognition.
3. Use learning methods in pattern analysis and recognition.
4. Design and implement simple application systems based on pattern analysis and recognition.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
Assumed Knowledge: Knowledge that would be gained during the course of a Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Bachelor degree in a cognate mathematical or information sciences.

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