Friday, August 27, 2010 by Abhinav Maurya
This is a blog about the Fall 2010 offering of CS 725, the Foundations of Machine Learning course @ IIT Bombay.
Update 27/08/2010: The course is taught by Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan who is offering this course for the first time. Last year, it was offered by Prof. Sunita Sarawagi. Though the professor knows a lot about the subject, the lectures could do with some more organization. In particular, the planning of the course over the semester is still sketchy and motivations are vague most of the time. Do not let the word 'foundations' deceive you; it's a particularly heavy course and needs you to know probability, linear algebra, calculus, and statistics at a fairly high level to appreciate the points that Ganesh makes in the class. This is a prerequisite for some advanced courses in Machine Learning offered by the department. The CSE department @ IIT Bombay is known for its Machine Learning research group, and this is the course that teaches you to make sense of the basics of the field.