Problem Statement A target marketing campaign for a bank was undertaken to identify a segment of customers who are likely to respond to an insurance product. Here, the target variable is whether or not the customers bought insurance product and it depends on factors like Product usage in three months, demographics, transaction patterns as like deposit amount, checking account, a branch of the bank, Residential information (like urban, rural) and so on.
Ensemble methods are well established as an algorithmic cornerstone in machine learning (ML). Just as in real life, in ML a committee of experts will often perform better than an individual provided appropriate care is taken in constituting the committee. Since the earliest days of ML research, a variety of ensemble strategies have been developed with random forests and gradient boosting emerging as leading-edge methods in classification today. It has been recognised since the early days of ML research that ensembles of classifiers can be more accurate than individual models. In ML, ensembles are effectively committees that aggregate the predictions of individual classifiers. They are effective for very much the same reasons a committee of experts works in human decision making, they can bring different expertise to bear and the averaging effect can reduce errors. This article presents a tutorial on the main ensemble methods in use in ML with links to Python notebooks and datasets illustrating these methods in action. The objective is to help practitioners get started with ML ensembles and to provide an insight into when and why ensembles are effective. There have been a lot of developments since then and the ensemble idea is still to the forefront in ML applications. For example, random forests  and gradient boosting  would be considered among the most powerful methods available to ML practitioners today. The generic ensemble idea is presented in Figure 1. All ensembles are made up of a collection of base classifiers, also known as members or estimators.
Evaluation metrics to analyze the performance of models Industry relevance of linear and logistic regression Mathematics behind KNN, SVM and Naive Bayes algorithms Implementation of KNN, SVM and Naive Bayes using sklearn Attribute selection methods- Gini Index and Entropy Mathematics behind Decision trees and random forest Boosting algorithms:- Adaboost, Gradient Boosting and XgBoost Different Algorithms for Clustering Different methods to deal with imbalanced data Correlation Filtering Content and Collaborative based filtering Singular Value Decomposition Different algorithms used for Time Series forecasting Hands on Real-World examples. To make sense out of this course, you should be well aware of linear algebra, calculus, statistics, probability and python programming language. To make sense out of this course, you should be well aware of linear algebra, calculus, statistics, probability and python programming language. This course is a perfect fit for you. This course will take you step by step into the world of Machine Learning.
A step-by-step guide to building a Random Forest classifier in Python to predict subtypes of neural extracellular spikes using a real data-set recorded from Human brain organoids. Given the heterogeneity of neurons within the human brain itself, classification tools are commonly utilised to correlate electrical activity with different cell types and/or morphologies. This is a long-standing question in Neuroscience circles, and can be considerably variable between different species, pathologies, brain regions and layers. Fortunately, with the readily increasing computational power allowing improvements in machine-learning and deep-learning algorithms, Neuroscientists are provided with the tools to dive further into asking these important questions. However, as stated by Juavinett et al., for the most part programming skills are underrepresented in the community and new resources to teach them are crucial to solving the complexity of the human brain.
Abstract--Random forests are considered one of the best out-of-the-box classification and regression algorithms due to their high level of predictive performance with relatively little tuning. Pairwise proximities can be computed from a trained random forest which measure the similarity between data points relative to the supervised task. Random forest proximities have been used in many applications including the identification of variable importance, data imputation, outlier detection, and data visualization. However, existing definitions of random forest proximities do not accurately reflect the data geometry learned by the random forest. In this paper, we introduce a novel definition of random forest proximities called Random Forest-Geometry-and Accuracy-Preserving proximities (RF-GAP). We prove that the proximity-weighted sum (regression) or majority vote (classification) using RF-GAP exactly match the out-of-bag random forest prediction, thus capturing the data geometry learned by the random forest. We empirically show that this improved geometric representation outperforms traditional random forest proximities in tasks such as data imputation and provides outlier detection and visualization results consistent with the learned data geometry. ANDOM forests  are well-known, powerful predictors comprised of an ensemble of binary recursive was first defined by Leo Breiman as the proportion of decision trees. Random forests are easily adapted for both trees in which the observations reside in the same terminal classification and regression, are trivially parallelizable, can node .
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Characterizing meltpool shape and geometry is essential in metal Additive Manufacturing (MAM) to control the printing process and avoid defects. Predicting meltpool flaws based on process parameters and powder material is difficult due to the complex nature of MAM process. Machine learning (ML) techniques can be useful in connecting process parameters to the type of flaws in the meltpool. In this work, we introduced a comprehensive framework for benchmarking ML for melt pool characterization. An extensive experimental dataset has been collected from more than 80 MAM articles containing MAM processing conditions, materials, meltpool dimensions, meltpool modes and flaw types. We introduced physics-aware MAM featurization, versatile ML models, and evaluation metrics to create a comprehensive learning framework for meltpool defect and geometry prediction. This benchmark can serve as a basis for melt pool control and process optimization. In addition, data-driven explicit models have been identified to estimate meltpool geometry from process parameters and material properties which outperform Rosenthal estimation for meltpool geometry while maintaining interpretability.