teaching

Courses being taught by Mark Crowley.

Data Analysis and Machine Learning (DKMA)

Engineers encounter data in many of their tasks, whether the sources of this data may be from experiments, databases, computer files or the Internet. There is a dire need for effective methods to model and analyze the data and extract useful knowledge from it and to know how to act on it. In this course you will learn the fundamental tools for assessing, preparing and analyzing data.

Reinforcement Learning

One of my core research areas is into understanding the computational mechanisms that can enable learning to perform complex tasks primarily from experience and feedback. This topic, called Reinforcement Learning, has a complex history tying fields as diverse as neuroscience, behavioural and development psychology, economics and computer science. I approach it as a computational researcher aiming to build Artificial Intelligence agents that learn to way Humans do, not by any correspondence of their “brain” and it “neural” structure by the algorithms they both use to learn to act in a complex, mysterious world.

Other Courses

See my department website for an archival list of courses I have taught.