Machine Learning Bio
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* 24/02/2021: Lectures start today
Contents
Course Aim & Organization
The objective of the Machine Learning course is to give an indepth presentation of the techniques most used for pattern recognition, knowledge discovery, and data analysis/modeling. These techniques are presented both from a theoretical (i.e., statistics and information theory) perspective and a practical one (i.e., coding examples) through the descriptions of algorithms and their implementations in a generalpurpose programming language (i.e., python).
The course presents the classical supervised and unsupervised learning paradigms described and discussed presenting regression, classification, and clustering problems in Bioinformatics. The course is composed of a set of lectures on specific machine learning techniques (e.g., generalized linear regression, logistic regression, linear and quadratic discriminant analysis, support vector machines, knearestneighborhood, clustering, etc.) preceded by the introduction of the Statistical Learning framework which acts as a common reference framework for the entire course.
Teachers
The course is composed of a blending of lectures and exercises by the course teacher and a teaching assistant.
 Matteo Matteucci: the course teacher and here it is his webex room
 Marco Cannici: the teaching assistant and here it is his webex room
Course Program
The course mostly follows the following book which is also available for download in pdf
 An Introduction to Statistical Learning with Applications in R by Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie, and Robert Tibshirani
The course lectures will present the theory and practice of the following:
 Machine Learning and Pattern Classification: the general concepts of Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition are introduced within the framework of Statistical Decision Theory with reference to the biasvariance tradeoff and the Bayes classifier;
 Generalized Linear Regression: linear methods for regression will be presented and discussed introducing different techniques (e.g., Linear Regression, Ridge Regression, KNearest Neighbors Regression, NonLinear Regression, etc.) and the most common methodologies for model validation and selection (e.g., AIC, BIC, crossvalidation, stepwise feature selection, Lasso, etc.).
 Linear and NonLinear Classification: generative and discriminative techniques for classification will be described and discussed (e.g., Logistic Regression, Linear and Quadratic Discriminant Analysis, KNearest Neighbors, Perceptron Rule, and Support Vector Machines, etc.). Metrics for classifiers evaluation and comparison are presented in this part of the course (e.g., accuracy, precision, recall, ROC, AUC, Fmeasure, Matthew coefficient).
 Unsupervised Learning: the most common approaches to unsupervised learning are described mostly focusing on clustering methods such as hierarchical clustering, kmeans, kmedoids, Mixture of Gaussians, DBSCAN, etc
These topics will be presented both from a theoretical perspective and a practical one via implementations in the generalpurpose programming language python.
Detailed course schedule
A detailed schedule of the course can be found here; topics are just indicative while days and teachers are correct up to some lastminute change (I will notify you by email). Please note that not all days we have lectures!!
Note: Lecture timetable interpretation * On Wednesday, in room B.6.1, starts at 14:15 (cum tempore), ends at 18:15 * On Thursday, in room B.6.1, starts at 08:15 (cum tempore), ends at 10:15
Date  Day  Time  Room  Teacher  Type  Topic  24/02/2021  Wednesday  15:1519:15  B.6.1  Matteo Matteucci  Lecture  Course Intro + Machine Learning Intro  25/02/2021  Thursday  08:1510:15  B.6.1  Matteo Matteucci  Lecture  Statistical Learning Theory  03/03/2021  Wednesday  15:1519:15  B.6.1  Matteo Matteucci  Lecture  Statistical Learning Theory  04/03/2021  Thursday  08:1510:15  B.6.1  Matteo Matteucci  Lecture  Introduction to Linear Algebra  03/03/2021  Wednesday  15:1519:15  B.6.1  Matteo Matteucci  Lecture  Statistical Learning Theory  03/03/2021  Thursday  08:1510:15  B.6.1  Matteo Matteucci  Lecture  Introduction to Linear Algebra 
}   Wednesday, 03/03/2021 3 Statistical machine learning 3 15:1519:15 Wednesday, 03/03/2021 2 Simple regression 2 08:1510:15 Thursday, 04/03/2021   Tuesday, 09/03/2021   Wednesday, 10/03/2021 3 Python + Numpy + Bias/Variance 3 15:1519:15 Wednesday, 10/03/2021 2 Simple regression 2 08:1510:15 Thursday, 11/03/2021   Tuesday, 16/03/2021   Wednesday, 17/03/2021 3 Multivariate regression 3 15:1519:15 Wednesday, 17/03/2021 2 Multivariate regression 2 08:1510:15 Thursday, 18/03/2021   Tuesday, 23/03/2021   Wednesday, 24/03/2021 3 Multivariae Linear Regression Laboratory 3 15:1519:15 Wednesday, 24/03/2021 2 Generalized linear regression 2 08:1510:15 Thursday, 25/03/2021   Tuesday, 30/03/2021   Wednesday, 31/03/2021 3 Feature selection 3 15:1519:15 Wednesday, 31/03/2021 2 Lasso 2 08:1510:15 Thursday, 01/04/2021 Vacanza  Tuesday, 06/04/2021   Wednesday, 07/04/2021 3 Generalized linear regression and feature selection 3 15:1519:15 2 Classification KNN e Logistic regression 2 08:1510:15 Thursday, 08/04/2021   Tuesday, 13/04/2021   Wednesday, 14/04/2021 3 Logistic regression 3 15:1519:15 2 Linear discriminant analysis 2 08:1510:15 Thursday, 15/04/2021   Tuesday, 20/04/2021 Prove Itinere  Wednesday, 22/04/2020 15:1519:15 Prove Itinere 08:1510:15 Thursday, 23/04/2020   Tuesday, 27/04/2021 Appello Laurea  Wednesday, 28/04/2021 15:1519:15 2 Evaluation methods for classification 2 08:1510:15 Thursday, 29/04/2021   Tuesday, 04/05/2021   Wednesday, 05/05/2021 3 Logistic Regression, and LDA Laboratory 3 15:1519:15 2 Perceptron 2 08:1510:15 Thursday, 06/05/2021   Tuesday, 11/05/2021   Wednesday, 12/05/2021 3 SVM 3 15:1519:15 2 Introduction to Unsupervised 2 08:1510:15 Thursday, 13/05/2021   Tuesday, 18/05/2021   Wednesday, 19/05/2021 3 SVM and Classifiers Evaluation Laboratory 3 15:1519:15 2 Clustering 2 08:1510:15 Thursday, 20/05/2021   Tuesday, 25/05/2021   Wednesday, 26/05/2021 3 Clustering Laboratory 3 15:1519:15 2 Clustering 2 08:1510:15 Thursday, 27/05/2021   Tuesday, 01/06/2021  Wednesday, 02/06/2021 15:1519:15 2 Principal component analysis 2 08:1510:15 Thursday, 03/06/2021 Chapters are intended as complete except for
Course EvaluationThe course evaluation is composed by two parts:
the final score will be the sum of HW (not compulsory) and WE scores. Due to the COVID19 situation the written exam for the 2019/2020 edition has been turned into an oral examination:
Teaching Material (the textbook)Lectures will be based on material taken from the book.
If you are interested in a more deep treatment of the topics you can refer to the following book from the same authors
Some additional material that could be used to prepare the oral examination will be provided together with the past homeworks. Teacher SlidesIn the following you can find the lecture slides used by the teacher and the teaching assistants during classes. Lectures:
Laboratories:
Additional ResourcesPapers and links useful to integrate the textbook
Online ResourcesThe following are links to online sources which might be useful to complement the material above
