Machine Learning for Image Data
Become an expert in machine learning for bioscience
Machine learning has made it possible to process vast quantities of image data. That means it can enhance and facilitate the work of bioscience researchers, particularly the field of plant phenotyping.
On this five-week course from the University of Nottingham, you’ll gain an overview of the applications of machine learning for image data, focusing specifically on its use in plant phenotyping.
Gain an overview of machine learning as it applies to biological image data
You’ll start the course with an overview of machine learning, and an introduction to image data and features.
You’ll gain the background you need to understand and apply machine learning in your own bioscience research.
Master common techniques and softwares for image analysis
Once you’ve mastered the principles of machine learning for image data, you’ll start building the practical skills you need to navigate machine learning software.
Weeks 3 and 4 of the course will cover the main techniques for processing image data, some common challenges surrounding these, and useful tips and tricks to help you overcome them.
Whether you want to model data through a decision tree or create visualisations using Python, you’ll gain the hands-on experience you need for your research.
Understand neural networks and deep learning
In your last week of the course, you’ll look more closely at a specific subfield of machine learning: deep learning. You’ll learn how neural networks can be used to process biological images in the same way the human brain would.
By the end of the course, you’ll have an understanding of how machine learning can be used with biological image data, and the skills you need to harness it in your own bioscience research.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explain what machine learning is, and how it relates to image data
- Perform simple image labelling and pre-processing tasks
- Classify supervised, unsupervised and semi-supervised machine learning techniques
- Code some simple machine learning scripts using Python Scikit-Learn
- Describe some common machine learning tasks, such as clustering, regression, and classification
- Investigate deep learning, and how it differs from machine learning
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for researchers and other professionals working in plant phenotyping or related bioscience disciplines, who want to know more about how machine learning can be used with image data.
What software or tools do you need?
Any software needed for the course is available to download for free and introduced as part of the course content.
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