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BMI 8400  LINEAR ALGEBRA FOR ADVANCED COMPUTING AND AI (3 credits)

Matrix Analysis and Linear Algebra are at the core of several important algorithms and techniques that are widely used in machine learning for data analytics, imaging informatics, and bioinformatics. The course will explore fundamental concepts of matrix analysis and linear algebra as they apply to machine learning, emphasizing applications over proofs. Students will have an opportunity to perform "pencil and paper" calculations as well as more sophisticated numerical computations using a programming language/statistical environment of their choice. Applications of linear algebra to machine learning in the context of imaging informatics and biomedicine will be covered in depth.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Proficiency in programming and knowledge of calculus are required. Familiarity with concepts from biology is beneficial but not required.