Course syllabus and policies: Course handout.
- Head TA:
- Adamo Young
- Email: email@example.com
Please do not send the instructor or the TAs email about the class directly to their personal accounts.
Piazza: Students are encouraged to sign up Piazza to join course discussions. If your question is about the course material and doesn’t give away any hints for the homework, please post to Piazza so that the entire class can benefit from the answer.
Online lectures and tutorials: The access to online lectures and tutorials will be communicated via course mailing list. Course videos and materials belong to your instructor, the University, and/or other sources depending on the specific facts of each situation, and are protected by copyright. Do not download, copy, or share any course or student materials or videos without the explicit permission of the instructor and/or student(s). For questions about recording and use of videos in which you appear please contact your instructor.
Lecture and tutorial hours:
|Lecture||Monday 10 am-12 pm||Zoom (see Quercus for details)|
- Jan 03: Winter term starts!
- Jan 17: Assignment 1 Released, Due January 31
- Jan 28: Final Project Released, Due April 10
- Jan 30: Assignment 2 Released, Due February 20
- Jan 31: Assignment 2 Updated, Due February 20
- Feb 4: Assignment 1 Solutions Released
- Feb 24: Assignment 1 Marks Released
- Feb 28: Assignment 3 Released
- Mar 4: Presentation Schedule Released
This course is intended for graduate students in Health Sciences to learn the basic principles of machine learning in biomedical research and to build and strengthen their computational skills of medical research. The course aims to equip students with the fundamental knowledge of machine learning (ML). During the course, the students will acquire basic computational skills and hands-on experience to deploy ML algorithms using python. The students will learn the current practices and applications of ML in medicine, and understand what ML can and cannot do for medicine. The goal of this course to establish an essential foundation for graduate students to take the first steps in computational research in medicine.
Introduction to basic principles and current practices of machine learning in biomedical research. Focus on the fundamental ML algorithms with applications in biomedical data; the application of unsupervised learning in genomic data; the application of supervised learning for medical images.
Suggested readings included help you understand the course material. They are not required, i.e. you are only responsible for the material covered in lecture. Most of the suggested reading listed are more advanced than the corresponding lecture, and are of interest if you want to know where our knowledge comes from or follow current frontiers of research. Please refer to the Resource section for the texts.
B = Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (by Bishop)
DL = Deep Learning Book
MK = Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms (by MacKay)
RG = Roger Grosse’s Notes
|Date||Lecture Topic||Slides||Suggested Readings||Deliverables|
|Lecture 1||Jan 10||Intro to ML in medicine, nearest neighbor classifier||Slides||B: 1-2 (emphasis on 2.5.2); DL: 2-5|
|Lecture 2||Jan 17||Introduction to Python; basic linear algebra; evaluation methods||Colab||DL: 2, David Liu’s CSC110/111 Course Notes|
|Lecture 3||Jan 24||Linear methods for regression and classification; tree-based classifier||Slides||B: 3-4; RG: Linear Regression, Linear Classifiers, Training a Classifier, MK: p. 22-36|
|Lecture 4||Jan 31||ENSEMBLE-based methods; neural networks||Slides||DL: 6-8; RG: Multilayer Perceptrons, Backpropagation (quite technical)||Assignment #1 Due|
|Lecture 5||Feb 07||Supervised learning; Python tutorial for supervised learning practice||Slides, Colab|
|Lecture 6||Feb 14||Unsupervised learning for clustering: K-means, Gaussian mixture models||Slides||B: 9; RG: Mixture Models||Assignment #2 Due|
|Reading Week||Feb 21|
|Lecture 7||Feb 28||Unsupervised learning for clustering: auto-encoder, graph-based methods; Python tutorial for unsupervised learning practice||Slides, Colab||Jaan Altosaar’s VAE Tutorial; Introduction to VAEs (Kingma and Welling)|
|Lecture 8||Mar 07||Guest Lecturer: Dr. Joseph Cafazzo|
|Lecture 9||Mar 14||Guest Lecturer: Dr. Kieran Campbell|
|Lecture 10||Mar 21||Advanced deep learning methods for medical image analysis||Assignment #3 Due|
|Lecture 11||Mar 28||Term project in-class presentation|
|Lecture 12||Apr 04||Term project in-class presentation|
|Related Textbooks||Deep Learning (Goodfellow at al., 2016)||The Deep Learning textbook is a resource intended to help students and practitioners enter the field of machine learning in general and deep learning.|
|Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Bishop, 2006)||Classic introductory text on machine learning, less emphasis on deep learning approaches.|
|Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms (MacKay, 2003)||A good introduction textbook that combines information theory and machine learning.|
|General Framework||PyTorch||An open source deep learning platform that provides a seamless path from research prototyping to production deployment.|
|Computation Platform||Colab||Colaboratory is a free Jupyter notebook environment that requires no setup and runs entirely in the cloud.|
|GCE||Google Compute Engine delivers virtual machines running in Google’s innovative data centers and worldwide fiber network.|
|AWS-EC2||Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) forms a central part of Amazon.com’s cloud-computing platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), by allowing users to rent virtual computers on which to run their own computer applications.|