This is another specialization program offered by Coursera. This specialization program is for both computer science professionals and healthcare professionals. In this specialization program, you will learn how to identify the healthcare professional's problems that can be solved by machine learning. You will also learn the fundamentals of the U.S. healthcare system, the framework for successful and ethical medical data mining, the fundamentals of machine learning as it applies to medicine and healthcare, and much more. This specialization program has 5 courses. Let's see the details of the courses-
Python has become the most popular data science and machine learning programming language. But in order to obtain effective data and results, it's important that you have a basic understanding of how it works with machine learning. In this introductory tutorial, you'll learn the basics of Python for machine learning, including different model types and the steps to take to ensure you obtain quality data, using a sample machine learning problem. In addition, you'll get to know some of the most popular libraries and tools for machine learning. Machine learning (ML) is a form of artificial intelligence (AI) that teaches computers to make predictions and recommendations and solve problems based on data. Its problem-solving capabilities make it a useful tool in industries such as financial services, healthcare, marketing and sales, and education among others. There are three main types of machine learning: supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement. In supervised learning, the computer is given a set of training data that includes both the input data (what we want to predict) and the output data (the prediction).
It is possible to design and deploy advanced machine learning algorithms that are essentially math-free and stats-free. People working on that are typically professional mathematicians. These algorithms are not necessarily simpler. See for instance a math-free regression technique with prediction intervals, here. Or supervised classification and alternative to t-SNE, here. Interestingly, this latter math-free machine
This intermediate-level course introduces the mathematical foundations to derive Principal Component Analysis (PCA), a fundamental dimensionality reduction technique. We'll cover some basic statistics of data sets, such as mean values and variances, we'll compute distances and angles between vectors using inner products and derive orthogonal projections of data onto lower-dimensional subspaces. Using all these tools, we'll then derive PCA as a method that minimizes the average squared reconstruction error between data points and their reconstruction. At the end of this course, you'll be familiar with important mathematical concepts and you can implement PCA all by yourself. If you're struggling, you'll find a set of jupyter notebooks that will allow you to explore properties of the techniques and walk you through what you need to do to get on track.
In our case study on analyzing sentiment, you will create models that predict a class (positive/negative sentiment) from input features (text of the reviews, user profile information,...). In our second case study for this course, loan default prediction, you will tackle financial data, and predict when a loan is likely to be risky or safe for the bank. These tasks are an examples of classification, one of the most widely used areas of machine learning, with a broad array of applications, including ad targeting, spam detection, medical diagnosis and image classification. In this course, you will create classifiers that provide state-of-the-art performance on a variety of tasks. You will become familiar with the most successful techniques, which are most widely used in practice, including logistic regression, decision trees and boosting.
Let us start with an easy example, say you are teaching a kid to differentiate dogs from cats. How would you do it? You may show him/her a dog and say "here is a dog" and when you encounter a cat you would point it out as a cat. When you show the kid enough dogs and cats, he may learn to differentiate between them. If he is trained well, he may be able to recognise different breeds of dogs which he hasn't even seen. Similarly, in Supervised Learning, we have two sets of variables.
This is an introductory-level course in supervised learning, with a focus on regression and classification methods. The syllabus includes: linear and polynomial regression, logistic regression and linear discriminant analysis; cross-validation and the bootstrap, model selection and regularization methods (ridge and lasso); nonlinear models, splines and generalized additive models; tree-based methods, random forests and boosting; support-vector machines; neural networks and deep learning; survival models; multiple testing. Some unsupervised learning methods are discussed: principal components and clustering (k-means and hierarchical). This is not a math-heavy class, so we try and describe the methods without heavy reliance on formulas and complex mathematics. We focus on what we consider to be the important elements of modern data science.
The R programming language was designed to work with data at all stages of the data analysis process. In this part of the course, you'll examine how R can This R programming course will take you through the end-to-end process of data analysis, including cleaning, manipulating, summarizing, describing, visualizing and analysing your data. The data analysis section includes the t-test, ANOVA, chi-squared test and linear regression. Every lesson includes examples using data that is built into R (so you already have access to the data). That means that you'll be able to replicate absolutely every example in the course.