Monday, January 7, 2013

Large Scale Machine Learning Class

+Yann LeCun and John Langford are teaching a Large Scale Machine Learning class this semester at NYU:

Yann LeCun and I are coteaching a class on Large Scale Machine Learning starting late January at NYU. This class will cover many tricks to get machine learning working well on datasets with many features, examples, and classes, along with several elements of deep learning and support systems enabling the previous.

John says that this isn't a MOOC, but that the notes and lectures are going to be made available online:

We plan to videotape lectures and put them (as well as slides) online, but this is not a MOOC in the sense of online grading and class certificates. I’d prefer that it was, but there are two obstacles: NYU is still figuring out what to do as a University here, and this is not a class that has ever been taught before. Turning previous tutorials and class fragments into coherent subject matter for the 50 students we can support at NYU will be pretty challenging as is. My preference, however, is to enable external participation where it’s easily possible. 
Suggestions or thoughts on the class are welcome :-)