Linear Algebra and Optimization for Machine Learning

Linear Algebra and Optimization for Machine Learning
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Author: Charu C. Aggarwal
Pages: 495
ISBN: 9783030403447
Release: 2020-05-13
Editor: Springer Nature

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This textbook introduces linear algebra and optimization in the context of machine learning. Examples and exercises are provided throughout this text book together with access to a solution’s manual. This textbook targets graduate level students and professors in computer science, mathematics and data science. Advanced undergraduate students can also use this textbook. The chapters for this textbook are organized as follows: 1. Linear algebra and its applications: The chapters focus on the basics of linear algebra together with their common applications to singular value decomposition, matrix factorization, similarity matrices (kernel methods), and graph analysis. Numerous machine learning applications have been used as examples, such as spectral clustering, kernel-based classification, and outlier detection. The tight integration of linear algebra methods with examples from machine learning differentiates this book from generic volumes on linear algebra. The focus is clearly on the most relevant aspects of linear algebra for machine learning and to teach readers how to apply these concepts. 2. Optimization and its applications: Much of machine learning is posed as an optimization problem in which we try to maximize the accuracy of regression and classification models. The “parent problem” of optimization-centric machine learning is least-squares regression. Interestingly, this problem arises in both linear algebra and optimization, and is one of the key connecting problems of the two fields. Least-squares regression is also the starting point for support vector machines, logistic regression, and recommender systems. Furthermore, the methods for dimensionality reduction and matrix factorization also require the development of optimization methods. A general view of optimization in computational graphs is discussed together with its applications to back propagation in neural networks. A frequent challenge faced by beginners in machine learning is the extensive background required in linear algebra and optimization. One problem is that the existing linear algebra and optimization courses are not specific to machine learning; therefore, one would typically have to complete more course material than is necessary to pick up machine learning. Furthermore, certain types of ideas and tricks from optimization and linear algebra recur more frequently in machine learning than other application-centric settings. Therefore, there is significant value in developing a view of linear algebra and optimization that is better suited to the specific perspective of machine learning.

Linear Algebra and Optimization with Applications to Machine Learning Volume I Linear Algebra for Computer Vision Robotics and Machine Learning

Linear Algebra and Optimization with Applications to Machine Learning   Volume I  Linear Algebra for Computer Vision  Robotics  and Machine Learning
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Author: Jean H. Gallier,Jocelyn Quaintance
Pages: 550
ISBN: 9811207712
Release: 2020-01-15
Editor: World Scientific Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book provides the mathematical fundamentals of linear algebra to practicers in computer vision, machine learning, robotics, applied mathematics, and electrical engineering. By only assuming a knowledge of calculus, the authors develop, in a rigorous yet down to earth manner, the mathematical theory behind concepts such as: vectors spaces, bases, linear maps, duality, Hermitian spaces, the spectral theorems, SVD, and the primary decomposition theorem. At all times, pertinent real-world applications are provided. This book includes the mathematical explanations for the tools used which we believe that is adequate for computer scientists, engineers and mathematicians who really want to do serious research and make significant contributions in their respective fields.

Linear Algebra And Optimization With Applications To Machine Learning Volume Ii Fundamentals Of Optimization Theory With Applications To Machine Learning

Linear Algebra And Optimization With Applications To Machine Learning   Volume Ii  Fundamentals Of Optimization Theory With Applications To Machine Learning
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Author: Quaintance Jocelyn,Gallier Jean H
Pages: 896
ISBN: 9789811216589
Release: 2020-03-16
Editor: World Scientific

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Volume 2 applies the linear algebra concepts presented in Volume 1 to optimization problems which frequently occur throughout machine learning. This book blends theory with practice by not only carefully discussing the mathematical under pinnings of each optimization technique but by applying these techniques to linear programming, support vector machines (SVM), principal component analysis (PCA), and ridge regression. Volume 2 begins by discussing preliminary concepts of optimization theory such as metric spaces, derivatives, and the Lagrange multiplier technique for finding extrema of real valued functions. The focus then shifts to the special case of optimizing a linear function over a region determined by affine constraints, namely linear programming. Highlights include careful derivations and applications of the simplex algorithm, the dual-simplex algorithm, and the primal-dual algorithm. The theoretical heart of this book is the mathematically rigorous presentation of various nonlinear optimization methods, including but not limited to gradient decent, the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker (KKT) conditions, Lagrangian duality, alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM), and the kernel method. These methods are carefully applied to hard margin SVM, soft margin SVM, kernel PCA, ridge regression, lasso regression, and elastic-net regression. Matlab programs implementing these methods are included.

Mathematics for Machine Learning

Mathematics for Machine Learning
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Author: Marc Peter Deisenroth,A. Aldo Faisal,Cheng Soon Ong
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781108569323
Release: 2020-04-23
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The fundamental mathematical tools needed to understand machine learning include linear algebra, analytic geometry, matrix decompositions, vector calculus, optimization, probability and statistics. These topics are traditionally taught in disparate courses, making it hard for data science or computer science students, or professionals, to efficiently learn the mathematics. This self-contained textbook bridges the gap between mathematical and machine learning texts, introducing the mathematical concepts with a minimum of prerequisites. It uses these concepts to derive four central machine learning methods: linear regression, principal component analysis, Gaussian mixture models and support vector machines. For students and others with a mathematical background, these derivations provide a starting point to machine learning texts. For those learning the mathematics for the first time, the methods help build intuition and practical experience with applying mathematical concepts. Every chapter includes worked examples and exercises to test understanding. Programming tutorials are offered on the book's web site.

Machine Learning for Text

Machine Learning for Text
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Author: Charu C. Aggarwal
Pages: 493
ISBN: 9783319735313
Release: 2018-03-19
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Text analytics is a field that lies on the interface of information retrieval,machine learning, and natural language processing, and this textbook carefully covers a coherently organized framework drawn from these intersecting topics. The chapters of this textbook is organized into three categories: - Basic algorithms: Chapters 1 through 7 discuss the classical algorithms for machine learning from text such as preprocessing, similarity computation, topic modeling, matrix factorization, clustering, classification, regression, and ensemble analysis. - Domain-sensitive mining: Chapters 8 and 9 discuss the learning methods from text when combined with different domains such as multimedia and the Web. The problem of information retrieval and Web search is also discussed in the context of its relationship with ranking and machine learning methods. - Sequence-centric mining: Chapters 10 through 14 discuss various sequence-centric and natural language applications, such as feature engineering, neural language models, deep learning, text summarization, information extraction, opinion mining, text segmentation, and event detection. This textbook covers machine learning topics for text in detail. Since the coverage is extensive,multiple courses can be offered from the same book, depending on course level. Even though the presentation is text-centric, Chapters 3 to 7 cover machine learning algorithms that are often used indomains beyond text data. Therefore, the book can be used to offer courses not just in text analytics but also from the broader perspective of machine learning (with text as a backdrop). This textbook targets graduate students in computer science, as well as researchers, professors, and industrial practitioners working in these related fields. This textbook is accompanied with a solution manual for classroom teaching.

Optimization for Machine Learning

Optimization for Machine Learning
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Author: Suvrit Sra,Sebastian Nowozin,Stephen J. Wright
Pages: 494
ISBN: 9780262016469
Release: 2012
Editor: MIT Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An up-to-date account of the interplay between optimization and machine learning, accessible to students and researchers in both communities. The interplay between optimization and machine learning is one of the most important developments in modern computational science. Optimization formulations and methods are proving to be vital in designing algorithms to extract essential knowledge from huge volumes of data. Machine learning, however, is not simply a consumer of optimization technology but a rapidly evolving field that is itself generating new optimization ideas. This book captures the state of the art of the interaction between optimization and machine learning in a way that is accessible to researchers in both fields. Optimization approaches have enjoyed prominence in machine learning because of their wide applicability and attractive theoretical properties. The increasing complexity, size, and variety of today's machine learning models call for the reassessment of existing assumptions. This book starts the process of reassessment. It describes the resurgence in novel contexts of established frameworks such as first-order methods, stochastic approximations, convex relaxations, interior-point methods, and proximal methods. It also devotes attention to newer themes such as regularized optimization, robust optimization, gradient and subgradient methods, splitting techniques, and second-order methods. Many of these techniques draw inspiration from other fields, including operations research, theoretical computer science, and subfields of optimization. The book will enrich the ongoing cross-fertilization between the machine learning community and these other fields, and within the broader optimization community.

Linear Algebra and Learning from Data

Linear Algebra and Learning from Data
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Author: Gilbert Strang
Pages: 446
ISBN: 0692196382
Release: 2019-01-31
Editor: Wellesley-Cambridge Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Linear algebra and the foundations of deep learning, together at last! From Professor Gilbert Strang, acclaimed author of Introduction to Linear Algebra, comes Linear Algebra and Learning from Data, the first textbook that teaches linear algebra together with deep learning and neural nets. This readable yet rigorous textbook contains a complete course in the linear algebra and related mathematics that students need to know to get to grips with learning from data. Included are: the four fundamental subspaces, singular value decompositions, special matrices, large matrix computation techniques, compressed sensing, probability and statistics, optimization, the architecture of neural nets, stochastic gradient descent and backpropagation.

Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra

Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra
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Author: Stephen Boyd,Lieven Vandenberghe
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9781316518960
Release: 2018-06-07
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A groundbreaking introduction to vectors, matrices, and least squares for engineering applications, offering a wealth of practical examples.

Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization

Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization
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Author: Philip E. Gill,Walter Murray,Margaret H. Wright
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781611976571
Release: 2021-05-13
Editor: SIAM

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This classic volume covers the fundamentals of two closely related topics: linear systems (linear equations and least-squares) and linear programming (optimizing a linear function subject to linear constraints). For each problem class, stable and efficient numerical algorithms intended for a finite-precision environment are derived and analyzed. While linear algebra and optimization have made huge advances since this book first appeared in 1991, the fundamental principles have not changed. These topics were rarely taught with a unified perspective, and, somewhat surprisingly, this remains true 30 years later. As a result, some of the material in this book can be difficult to find elsewhere—in particular, techniques for updating the LU factorization, descriptions of the simplex method applied to all-inequality form, and the analysis of what happens when using an approximate inverse to solve Ax=b. Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization is primarily a reference for students who want to learn about numerical techniques for solving linear systems and/or linear programming using the simplex method; however, Chapters 6, 7, and 8 can be used as the text for an upper-division course on linear least squares and linear programming. Understanding is enhanced by numerous exercises.

Accelerated Optimization for Machine Learning

Accelerated Optimization for Machine Learning
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Author: Zhouchen Lin,Huan Li,Cong Fang
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9789811529108
Release: 2020-05-29
Editor: Springer Nature

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book on optimization includes forewords by Michael I. Jordan, Zongben Xu and Zhi-Quan Luo. Machine learning relies heavily on optimization to solve problems with its learning models, and first-order optimization algorithms are the mainstream approaches. The acceleration of first-order optimization algorithms is crucial for the efficiency of machine learning. Written by leading experts in the field, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to, and state-of-the-art review of accelerated first-order optimization algorithms for machine learning. It discusses a variety of methods, including deterministic and stochastic algorithms, where the algorithms can be synchronous or asynchronous, for unconstrained and constrained problems, which can be convex or non-convex. Offering a rich blend of ideas, theories and proofs, the book is up-to-date and self-contained. It is an excellent reference resource for users who are seeking faster optimization algorithms, as well as for graduate students and researchers wanting to grasp the frontiers of optimization in machine learning in a short time.

A Matrix Algebra Approach to Artificial Intelligence

A Matrix Algebra Approach to Artificial Intelligence
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Author: Xian-Da Zhang
Pages: 820
ISBN: 9789811527708
Release: 2020-05-23
Editor: Springer Nature

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Matrix algebra plays an important role in many core artificial intelligence (AI) areas, including machine learning, neural networks, support vector machines (SVMs) and evolutionary computation. This book offers a comprehensive and in-depth discussion of matrix algebra theory and methods for these four core areas of AI, while also approaching AI from a theoretical matrix algebra perspective. The book consists of two parts: the first discusses the fundamentals of matrix algebra in detail, while the second focuses on the applications of matrix algebra approaches in AI. Highlighting matrix algebra in graph-based learning and embedding, network embedding, convolutional neural networks and Pareto optimization theory, and discussing recent topics and advances, the book offers a valuable resource for scientists, engineers, and graduate students in various disciplines, including, but not limited to, computer science, mathematics and engineering.

Linear Algebra and Optimization with Applications to Machine Learning

Linear Algebra and Optimization with Applications to Machine Learning
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Author: Jean Gallier,Jocelyn Quaintance
Pages: 895
ISBN: 9811216568
Release: 2020-03-06
Editor: World Scientific Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Volume 2 applies the linear algebra concepts presented in Volume 1 to optimization problems which frequently occur throughout machine learning. This book blends theory with practice by not only carefully discussing the mathematical under pinnings of each optimization technique but by applying these techniques to linear programming, support vector machines (SVM), principal component analysis (PCA), and ridge regression. Volume 2 begins by discussing preliminary concepts of optimization theory such as metric spaces, derivatives, and the Lagrange multiplier technique for finding extrema of real valued functions. The focus then shifts to the special case of optimizing a linear function over a region determined by affine constraints, namely linear programming. Highlights include careful derivations and applications of the simplex algorithm, the dual-simplex algorithm, and the primal-dual algorithm. The theoretical heart of this book is the mathematically rigorous presentation of various nonlinear optimization methods, including but not limited to gradient decent, the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker (KKT) conditions, Lagrangian duality, alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM), and the kernel method. These methods are carefully applied to hard margin SVM, soft margin SVM, kernel PCA, ridge regression, lasso regression, and elastic-net regression. Matlab programs implementing these methods are included.

Basics of Linear Algebra for Machine Learning

Basics of Linear Algebra for Machine Learning
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Author: Jason Brownlee
Pages: 211
ISBN:
Release: 2018-01-24
Editor: Machine Learning Mastery

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Linear algebra is a pillar of machine learning. You cannot develop a deep understanding and application of machine learning without it. In this laser-focused Ebook, you will finally cut through the equations, Greek letters, and confusion, and discover the topics in linear algebra that you need to know. Using clear explanations, standard Python libraries, and step-by-step tutorial lessons, you will discover what linear algebra is, the importance of linear algebra to machine learning, vector, and matrix operations, matrix factorization, principal component analysis, and much more.

Numerical Algorithms

Numerical Algorithms
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Author: Justin Solomon
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781482251890
Release: 2015-06-24
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Numerical Algorithms: Methods for Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Graphics presents a new approach to numerical analysis for modern computer scientists. Using examples from a broad base of computational tasks, including data processing, computational photography, and animation, the textbook introduces numerical modeling and algorithmic desig

Introduction to Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimisation

Introduction to Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimisation
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Author: Philippe G. Ciarlet,Philippe Gaston Ciarlet,Bernadette Miara,Jean-Marie Thomas
Pages: 436
ISBN: 0521339847
Release: 1989-08-25
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The purpose of this book is to give a thorough introduction to the most commonly used methods of numerical linear algebra and optimisation. The prerequisites are some familiarity with the basic properties of matrices, finite-dimensional vector spaces, advanced calculus, and some elementary notations from functional analysis. The book is in two parts. The first deals with numerical linear algebra (review of matrix theory, direct and iterative methods for solving linear systems, calculation of eigenvalues and eigenvectors) and the second, optimisation (general algorithms, linear and nonlinear programming). The author has based the book on courses taught for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students and the result is a well-organised and lucid exposition. Summaries of basic mathematics are provided, proofs of theorems are complete yet kept as simple as possible, and applications from physics and mechanics are discussed. Professor Ciarlet has also helpfully provided over 40 line diagrams, a great many applications, and a useful guide to further reading. This excellent textbook, which is translated and revised from the very successful French edition, will be of great value to students of numerical analysis, applied mathematics and engineering.

Deep Learning

Deep Learning
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Author: Ian Goodfellow,Yoshua Bengio,Aaron Courville
Pages: 800
ISBN: 9780262337373
Release: 2016-11-10
Editor: MIT Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An introduction to a broad range of topics in deep learning, covering mathematical and conceptual background, deep learning techniques used in industry, and research perspectives. “Written by three experts in the field, Deep Learning is the only comprehensive book on the subject.” —Elon Musk, cochair of OpenAI; cofounder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Deep learning is a form of machine learning that enables computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts. Because the computer gathers knowledge from experience, there is no need for a human computer operator to formally specify all the knowledge that the computer needs. The hierarchy of concepts allows the computer to learn complicated concepts by building them out of simpler ones; a graph of these hierarchies would be many layers deep. This book introduces a broad range of topics in deep learning. The text offers mathematical and conceptual background, covering relevant concepts in linear algebra, probability theory and information theory, numerical computation, and machine learning. It describes deep learning techniques used by practitioners in industry, including deep feedforward networks, regularization, optimization algorithms, convolutional networks, sequence modeling, and practical methodology; and it surveys such applications as natural language processing, speech recognition, computer vision, online recommendation systems, bioinformatics, and videogames. Finally, the book offers research perspectives, covering such theoretical topics as linear factor models, autoencoders, representation learning, structured probabilistic models, Monte Carlo methods, the partition function, approximate inference, and deep generative models. Deep Learning can be used by undergraduate or graduate students planning careers in either industry or research, and by software engineers who want to begin using deep learning in their products or platforms. A website offers supplementary material for both readers and instructors.

Practical Linear Algebra for Machine Learning

Practical Linear Algebra for Machine Learning
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Author: Amirsina Torfi
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1651122636
Release: 2019-12-26
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Machine Learning is everywhere these days and a lot of fellows desire to learn it and even master it! This burning desire creates a sense of impatience. We are looking for shortcuts and willing to ONLY jump to the main concept. If you do a simple search on the web, you see thousands of people asking "How can I learn Machine Learning?", "What is the fastest approach to learn Machine Learning?", and "What are the best resources to start Machine Learning?" \textit. Mastering a branch of science is NOT just a feel-good exercise. It has its own requirements.One of the most critical requirements for Machine Learning is Linear Algebra. Basically, the majority of Machine Learning is working with data and optimization. How can you want to learn those without Linear Algebra? How would you process and represent data without vectors and matrices? On the other hand, Linear Algebra is a branch of mathematics after all. A lot of people trying to avoid mathematics or have the temptation to "just learn as necessary." I agree with the second approach, though. \textit: You cannot escape Linear Algebra if you want to learn Machine Learning and Deep Learning. There is NO shortcut.The good news is there are numerous resources out there. In fact, the availability of numerous resources made me ponder whether writing this book was necessary? I have been blogging about Machine Learning for a while and after searching and searching I realized there is a deficiency of an organized book which \textbf teaches the most used Linear Algebra concepts in Machine Learning, \textbf provides practical notions using everyday used programming languages such as Python, and \textbf be concise and NOT unnecessarily lengthy.In this book, you get all of what you need to learn about Linear Algebra that you need to master Machine Learning and Deep Learning.

Optimization Using Linear Programming

Optimization Using Linear Programming
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Author: A. J. Metei, PhD,Veena Jain
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781683923466
Release: 2019-03-21
Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Designed for engineers, mathematicians, computer scientists, financial analysts, and anyone interested in using numerical linear algebra, matrix theory, and game theory concepts to maximize efficiency in solving applied problems. The book emphasizes the solution of various types of linear programming problems by using different types of software, but includes the necessary definitions and theorems to master theoretical aspects of the topics presented. Features: Emphasizes the solution of various types of linear programming problems by using different kinds of software, e.g., MS-Excel, solutions of LPPs by Mathematica, MATLAB, WinQSB, and LINDO Provides definitions, theorems, and procedures for solving problems and all cases related to various linear programming topics Includes numerous application examples and exercises, e.g., transportation, assignment, and maximization Presents numerous topics that can be used to solve problems involving systems of linear equations, matrices, vectors, game theory, simplex method, and more.

Hands On Mathematics for Deep Learning

Hands On Mathematics for Deep Learning
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Author: Jay Dawani
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9781838641849
Release: 2020-06-12
Editor: Packt Publishing Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A comprehensive guide to getting well-versed with the mathematical techniques for building modern deep learning architectures Key Features Understand linear algebra, calculus, gradient algorithms, and other concepts essential for training deep neural networks Learn the mathematical concepts needed to understand how deep learning models function Use deep learning for solving problems related to vision, image, text, and sequence applications Book Description Most programmers and data scientists struggle with mathematics, having either overlooked or forgotten core mathematical concepts. This book uses Python libraries to help you understand the math required to build deep learning (DL) models. You'll begin by learning about core mathematical and modern computational techniques used to design and implement DL algorithms. This book will cover essential topics, such as linear algebra, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, the singular value decomposition concept, and gradient algorithms, to help you understand how to train deep neural networks. Later chapters focus on important neural networks, such as the linear neural network and multilayer perceptrons, with a primary focus on helping you learn how each model works. As you advance, you will delve into the math used for regularization, multi-layered DL, forward propagation, optimization, and backpropagation techniques to understand what it takes to build full-fledged DL models. Finally, you’ll explore CNN, recurrent neural network (RNN), and GAN models and their application. By the end of this book, you'll have built a strong foundation in neural networks and DL mathematical concepts, which will help you to confidently research and build custom models in DL. What you will learn Understand the key mathematical concepts for building neural network models Discover core multivariable calculus concepts Improve the performance of deep learning models using optimization techniques Cover optimization algorithms, from basic stochastic gradient descent (SGD) to the advanced Adam optimizer Understand computational graphs and their importance in DL Explore the backpropagation algorithm to reduce output error Cover DL algorithms such as convolutional neural networks (CNNs), sequence models, and generative adversarial networks (GANs) Who this book is for This book is for data scientists, machine learning developers, aspiring deep learning developers, or anyone who wants to understand the foundation of deep learning by learning the math behind it. Working knowledge of the Python programming language and machine learning basics is required.

Linear and Convex Optimization

Linear and Convex Optimization
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Author: Michael H. Veatch
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781119664048
Release: 2021-01-13
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discover the practical impacts of current methods of optimization with this approachable, one-stop resource Linear and Convex Optimization: A Mathematical Approach delivers a concise and unified treatment of optimization with a focus on developing insights in problem structure, modeling, and algorithms. Convex optimization problems are covered in detail because of their many applications and the fast algorithms that have been developed to solve them. Experienced researcher and undergraduate teacher Mike Veatch presents the main algorithms used in linear, integer, and convex optimization in a mathematical style with an emphasis on what makes a class of problems practically solvable and developing insight into algorithms geometrically. Principles of algorithm design and the speed of algorithms are discussed in detail, requiring no background in algorithms. The book offers a breadth of recent applications to demonstrate the many areas in which optimization is successfully and frequently used, while the process of formulating optimization problems is addressed throughout. Linear and Convex Optimization contains a wide variety of features, including: Coverage of current methods in optimization in a style and level that remains appealing and accessible for mathematically trained undergraduates Enhanced insights into a few algorithms, instead of presenting many algorithms in cursory fashion An emphasis on the formulation of large, data-driven optimization problems Inclusion of linear, integer, and convex optimization, covering many practically solvable problems using algorithms that share many of the same concepts Presentation of a broad range of applications to fields like online marketing, disaster response, humanitarian development, public sector planning, health delivery, manufacturing, and supply chain management Ideal for upper level undergraduate mathematics majors with an interest in practical applications of mathematics, this book will also appeal to business, economics, computer science, and operations research majors with at least two years of mathematics training.