15 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: All of our lives are affected by "machine intelligence" and "data models" - Google is a very visible example. But if you are a victim of identity theft, if you want a loan to buy a house or if you want to pass through immigration at an airport, a model derived from data using some form of machine learning technique will be involved. Engineers increasingly look to machine intelligence techniques such as neural networks and other machine learning methods to solve problems that are not amenable to conventional analysis e.g. by application of Newton's and Kirchhoff's laws, and other physical principles. Instead they use measurements of system variables to compute a model of the process that can then be used in design, analysis and forecasting. System identification is a specific example of data modelling. We will look at the underlying principles of machine learning, the advantages and limitations of the various approaches and effective ways of applying them with the aim of making you a competent practitioner.

Staff Contact: PUNZO GIULIANO
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Classroom testing
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