Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Machine Learning with Python

LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

DESCRIPTION Machine learning is the science of training algorithms to learn from data without the use of rules or analytic approaches. The vast amount of data gathered from sources varying from sensors and instrumentation to healthcare, social media and finance often require automated processing in a timely manner to extract information useful for decision-making. In this workshop, doctoral researchers will get the opportunity to “look under the hood” and understand the basics of typical machine learning algorithms related to regression, classification and clustering using Python.


By the end of this workshop, doctoral researchers should be able to:

- fit a model to data using regression techniques;
- understand the basic mathematical foundations of supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms;
- train a neural network to perform classification;
- use unsupervised learning techniques to cluster data;
- use Python machine learning libraries, such as keras and scikit-learn.

ADDITIONAL NOTES DOC6024 or proven experience in Python programming is a prerequisite for this workshop.

This workshop is split into two parts – Part 1 and Part 2. Attendance is required in both parts.

Timetable Details

Semester 1
Occ A - Part 1 - Date: 11 Dec 2019; Time: 13:00 - 16:00; Duration: 3 hours
Occ A - Part 2 - Date: 18 Dec 2019; Time: 13:00 - 16:00; Duration: 3 hours

Semester 2
Occ AE - Part 1 - Date: 22 Apr 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours
Occ AE - Part 2 - Date: 29 Apr 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%
Important - Due to the COVID19 Pandemic the information regarding the method of assessment indicated above may have been changed. Further details have been provided by your F/I/C/S.

LECTURER/S Reuben Farrugia
Kenneth M. Scerri

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