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Mathematics for Machine Learning

Mathematics for Machine Learning

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  • Publication planned for: January 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108455145

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  • The fundamental mathematical tools needed to understand machine learning include linear algebra, analytic geometry, matrix decompositions, vector calculus, optimization, probability and statistics. These topics are traditionally taught in disparate courses, making it hard for data science or computer science students, or professionals, to efficiently learn the mathematics. This self-contained textbook bridges the gap between mathematical and machine learning texts, introducing the mathematical concepts with a minimum of prerequisites. It uses these concepts to derive four central machine learning methods: linear regression, principal component analysis, Gaussian mixture models and support vector machines. For students and others with a mathematical background, these derivations provide a starting point to machine learning texts. For those learning the mathematics for the first time, the methods help build intuition and practical experience with applying mathematical concepts. Every chapter includes worked examples and exercises to test understanding. Programming tutorials are offered on the book's web site.

    • A one-stop presentation of all the mathematical background needed for machine learning
    • Worked examples make it easier to understand the theory and build both practical experience and intuition
    • Explains central machine learning methods: linear regression, principal component analysis, Gaussian mixture models and support vector machines
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This book provides great coverage of all the basic mathematical concepts for machine learning. I'm looking forward to sharing it with students, colleagues, and anyone interested in building a solid understanding of the fundamentals.' Joelle Pineau, McGill University, Montreal

    'The field of machine learning has grown dramatically in recent years, with an increasingly impressive spectrum of successful applications. This comprehensive text covers the key mathematical concepts that underpin modern machine learning, with a focus on linear algebra, calculus, and probability theory. It will prove valuable both as a tutorial for newcomers to the field, and as a reference text for machine learning researchers and engineers.' Christopher Bishop, Microsoft Research Cambridge

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    • Publication planned for: January 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108455145
    • dimensions: 253 x 177 mm
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 106 colour illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction and motivation
    2. Linear algebra
    3. Analytic geometry
    4. Matrix decompositions
    5. Vector calculus
    6. Probability and distribution
    7. Optimization
    8. When models meet data
    9. Linear regression
    10. Dimensionality reduction with principal component analysis
    11. Density estimation with Gaussian mixture models
    12. Classification with support vector machines.

  • Authors

    Marc Peter Deisenroth, University College London
    Marc Peter Deisenroth is a Senior Lecturer in Statistical Machine Learning at the Department of Computing, Imperial College London. His research interests center around data-efficient and autonomous machine learning, and he has taught courses at both Imperial College London and at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (Rwanda). Deisenroth was Program Chair of EWRL 2012, Workshops Chair of RSS 2013 and received Best Paper Awards at ICRA 2014 and ICCAS 2016. In 2018, Deisenroth has been awarded The President's Award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher. He is a recipient of a Google Faculty Research Award and a Microsoft Ph.D. Scholarship.

    A. Aldo Faisal, Imperial College London
    A. Aldo Faisal leads the Brain and Behaviour Lab at Imperial College London, where he is also a Reader in Neurotechnology at the Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Computing. He was elected Junior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge and has worked with Daniel Wolpert FRS on human sensorimotor control at the Computational and Biological Learning Group. Faisal worked on strategic management consulting with McKinsey & Co. and was a 'quant' with the investment bank Credit Suisse. His research aims at understanding the brain with principles from engineering, which translates into direct technological applications for patients and society.

    Cheng Soon Ong, Data61, CSIRO
    Cheng Soon Ong is Principal Research Scientist at the Machine Learning Research Group, Data61, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Canberra (CSIRO). He is also Adjunct Associate Professor at Australian National University. His research focuses on enabling scientific discovery by extending statistical machine learning methods. Ong received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Australian National University in 2005. He was a postdoc at Max Planck Institute of Biological Cybernetics and Fredrich Miescher Laboratory. From 2008 to 2011, he was a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, and in 2012 and 2013 he worked in the Diagnostic Genomics Team at NICTA in Melbourne.

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