Online Specialized Studies Award in Machine and Deep Learning


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Program Description


Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing define the current state of the art of Artificial Intelligence. These technologies, which are a form of data mining and data analysis, continuously learn from the provided information. They recognize hidden patterns that often provide dramatic competitive advantages at relatively low costs to the organization. These technologies are creating significant improvements in way we work, interact, and live producing efficiencies never imagined before. These methods are being applied in a diverse range of industries including: sales, marketing, advertising, health care, criminal justice, finance customer support and cool new industries like self-driving cars and highly efficient automated homes. Organizations today use these methods not only to improve their core business operations but also for developing new business models.

Who Should Enroll

This program is intended for professionals in a variety industries and job functions who are looking to help their organization leverage the massive amounts of diverse data they collect and develop self-improving systems that improve their organizations ability to compete in the global market place. Specific job titles that would benefit from this program include: Marketing, Sales, Business Analysts, Data Engineers, Data Analysts, Computer Scientists, Database Administrators, Researchers, Statisticians, and those professionals looking to broaden their skills in this high-demand field while leveraging their unique domain expertise.


Career Insight

Occupational summary for computer and information research scientists in the United States.

  • Jobs: 33,286 (2019)
  • Projected Growth: 18.7% (2019-2029)
  • Annual Salary: $118k-$183k (25th-75th Percentile)

Program Benefits

  • Learn from industry experts how to apply the art and science of machine and deep learning to deliver new insights and improve the competitiveness of your business
  • Explain what kinds of problems are best suited for machine learning and which are best for deep learning
  • Understand and apply machine and deep learning software tools used in industry to solve business problems
  • Explain a variety of learning algorithms and how they are applied to understand differences between unsupervised, semi-supervised, supervised and reinforcement processes
  • Learn methodologies and tools to apply algorithms using a wide range of real data types including structured and unstructured text, video, and images from internal or external sources (e.g. scraped web data) and evaluate their performance
  • Determine related software toolkits to consider and how to integrate them into existing data workflows
  • Utilize basic building blocks, general principles and cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) to design machine learning algorithms
  • Learn the tools and techniques of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and its use in the analysis of human generated content
  • Understand common pitfalls and challenges using neural networks and deep learning tools
  • Understand what hardware or virtual machines are needed for deep learning
  • Explain the difference between machine and deep learning versus traditional statistical data analysis techniques

Course Schedule

Prerequisite Courses

  • Introduction to Python Programming
  • Intermediate Python
  • Practical Math & Statistics for Data Science

Required Courses

  • Tools and Techniques for Machine Learning
  • Artificial Networks
  • Text Mining and Analytics for Machine Learning

Elective Courses (Minimum 4 units)

  • Introduction to Predictive Analytics
  • Deep Learning Using TensorFlow
Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

In the U.S. News & World Report annual college survey, UC Irvine is ranked among the top 50 universities nationally, and ranks tenth among all public universities.

In the U.S. News & World Report annual college survey, UC Irvine is ranked among the top 50 universities nationally, and ranks tenth among all public universities. Read less
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