MATH3320  Foundation of Data Analytics  2020/21
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 This is no Tutorial today (September 8, 2020).
 Arrangements for Online Classes and Online Examinations : Unless otherwise advised by the course teachers concerned with alternative arrangements, all online classes and online examinations will continue as scheduled under any weather conditions, including when Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above and/or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted.
 Midterm will be held on November 3, 12:30pm2:15pm. It will cover all the content of our courses including tutorial.
General Information
Lecturer

Prof. Zeng Tieyong
 Office: LSB225
 Tel: 39437966
 Email:
Teaching Assistant

Jianwei Niu
 Office: LSB 222A
 Tel: 3943 3575
 Email:

Tiange Wang
 Office: LSB 222A
 Tel: 3943 3575
 Email:
Time and Venue
 Lecture: Mo 9:30AM  10:15AM; Tu 12:30PM  2:15PM
 Tutorial: Tu 11:30AM  12:15PM
Course Description
This course gives an introduction to computational data analytics, with emphasis on its mathematical foundations. The goal is to carefully develop and explore mathematical theories and methods that make up the backbone of modern mathematical data sciences, such as knowledge discovery in databases, machine learning, and mathematical artificial intelligence. Topics include mathematical foundations of probability, linear approximation and its polynomial and high dimensional extensions, proper orthogonal decomposition methods, optimization, theories of nonlinear neural network and approximations. Students taking this course are expected to have knowledge of basic linear algebra.
Advisory: MATH Majors should select not more than 5 MATH courses in a term.
Textbooks
 Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville, Deep Learning, The MIT Press, 2016.
 Christopher M. Bishop, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, Springer, 2006.
 Kevin P. Murphy, Machine Learning: A Probabilistic Perspective, The MIT Press, 2012.:
 "Mathematics for Machine Learning" by Marc Peter Deisenroth, A. Aldo Faisal, and Cheng Soon Ong, Cambridge University Press.
References
 Shai ShalevShwartz and Shai BenDavid, Understanding Machine Learning: From Theory to Algorithms, Cambridge University Press, 2014
 Richard Duda, Peter Hart and David Stock,Pattern Classification, WileyInterscience, 2nd Edition, 2015.
 Tom Mitchell, Machine Learning, 1st Edition, McGrawHill, 1997
Preclass Notes
 linear approximation
 Estimation
 Estimation_MLE
 Classfication
 Gradient Descent
 Gradient Descent
 Cross validation
 Bayes
 Bayes Regression
 kmeans clustering
 SVM
 KNN
 PCA
Lecture Notes
Class Notes
 Notes on Linear Algebra (Jean Walrand)
 Linear Algebra
 Topics in Matrix Theory(SVD)
 More on Multivariate Gaussians (Stanford)
Tutorial Notes
 Tutorial 1
 Tutorial 2
 Tutorial 3
 Tutorial 4
 Tutorial 5
 Tutorial 6
 Tutorial 7
 Tutorial 8
 Tutorial 9
 Tutorial 10_1
 Tutorial 10_2
 Tutorial 11
Assignments
Solutions
Assessment Scheme
Tutorial attendance & good efforts  10%  
MidExam  12.5%  
Homework/Project  12.5%  
Final Exam  65%  
Backup Plan: In case facetoface teaching and assessment is not possible due to the pandemic, the assessment will be changed to: Tutorial and homework 30%; Midterm 35% ; Project 35%  % 
Useful Links
 Introduction to Machine Learning
 Foundation of Data Science
 A Comprehensive Guide to Machine Learning
 Introduction to Monte Carlo
 PCA
 Kmeans
 KMedoids
 Mixtures of Gaussian
 scikitlearn Machine Learning in Python
 Mixtures of Gaussian
 Hidden Markov Models
 Support Vector Machines(Andrew Ng)
 Machine Learning(Andrew Ng)
 Hidden Markov Models
 Neural Networks and Introduction to Deep Learning
 CNNLi Feifei
 Deep Learning (Adrew Ng)
 LSTM
 Introduction to Machine Learning
 Lasso
 Machine Learning for OR & FE (Columbia University)
 CS229: Machine Learning (Stanford)
 Mathematics for Machine Learning
Honesty in Academic Work
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http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/and thereby help avoid any practice that would not be acceptable.
Assessment Policy Last updated: November 24, 2020 15:26:09