Current postgraduate taught students
COMP61021: Modelling and visualization of high-dimensional data (2011-2012)
A major component of machine learning and data mining is dealing with the high dimensional data that arises. Typical examples include pixels from an image (millions of dimensions), medical data bases (perhaps hundreds of dimensions, often with missing values), video clips and speech signals (time series data of very high dimensions), and gene expression data (expression values of many thousands of genes). Dealing with high dimensional data is a key challenge for modern computer science.
In this course we will consider how to develop appropriate algorithms for modelling and visualizing these high dimensional data sets and gain insights into these algorithms from theoretical and empirical perspectives. We will demonstrate how these algorithms can be applied through the use of examples and real world problems. We will cover approaches from machine learning, statistics and neural computation.
This course unit aims to introduce students to state of the art approaches to dealing with high dimensional data based on dimensionality reduction and provides experience of research such as literature review and appraising research papers in modelling and visualization of high dimensional data.
|Programme outcome||Unit learning outcomes||Assessment|
|A1 A2 A3 B1 G1||Have knowledge and understanding of the principle approaches to dimensionality reduction of high dimensional data as outlined in the syllabus below.|
|A1 A3 G1 G2||Develop their essential mathematical knowledge to understand the theoretical underpinnings of dimension reduction techniques.|
|B1 B3 C1 G3||Be able to apply dimensionality reduction algorithms to real datasets, evaluate their performance and appreciate the practical issues involved.|
|B3 C4 D2 G4||Be able to appraise the methods of a systematic review, and understand their importance and limitations.|
Principal component analysis (PCA)
Linear discriminative analysis (LDA)
Self-organising map (SOM)
Multi-dimensional scaling (MDS)
Isometric feature mapping (ISOMAP)
Locally linear embedding (LLE)
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