Foundations of Machine Learning, Second Edition

A new edition of a graduate-level machine learning textbook that focuses on the analysis and theory of algorithms.

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Machine Learning

**Publication date**: 25 Dec 2018

**ISBN-10**:
0262039400

**ISBN-13**:
9780262039406

**Paperback**:
504 pages

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**Type**: Textbook

**Publisher**:
The MIT Press

**License**:
The MIT License (MIT)

**Post time**: 05 Feb 2021 01:00:00

Foundations of Machine Learning, Second Edition

A new edition of a graduate-level machine learning textbook that focuses on the analysis and theory of algorithms.

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Mehryar Mohri wrote:This book is a general introduction to machine learning that can serve as a textbook for graduate students and a reference for researchers. It covers fundamental modern topics in machine learning while providing the theoretical basis and conceptual tools needed for the discussion and justification of algorithms. It also describes several key aspects of the application of these algorithms. The authors aim to present novel theoretical tools and concepts while giving concise proofs even for relatively advanced topics.

Foundations of Machine Learning is unique in its focus on the analysis and theory of algorithms. The first four chapters lay the theoretical foundation for what follows; subsequent chapters are mostly self-contained. Topics covered include the Probably Approximately Correct (PAC) learning framework; generalization bounds based on Rademacher complexity and VC-dimension; Support Vector Machines (SVMs); kernel methods; boosting; on-line learning; multi-class classification; ranking; regression; algorithmic stability; dimensionality reduction; learning automata and languages; and reinforcement learning. Each chapter ends with a set of exercises. Appendixes provide additional material including concise probability review.

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About The Author(s)

Afshin is a research scientist at Google Research NY, where he specializes in designing and applying machine learning algorithms. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley, his PhD in Computer Science from the Courant Institute at NYU with advisor Mehryar Mohri and was a post-doc at UC Berkeley in Peter Bartlett's group.

Ameet Talwalkar is an assistant professor in the Machine Learning Department at CMU, and also co-founder and Chief Scientist at Determined AI. His interests are in the field of statistical machine learning. His current work is motivated by the goal of democratizing machine learning, with a focus on topics related to automation, fairness, interpretability, and federated learning.

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