IIT Kharagpur is offering a free online course called machine learning for earth system sciences for students
IIT Kharagpur is offering a new free online course on machine learning on the the National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning this time. The course called machine learning for earth system sciences carries two credit points and would be most suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. Participants taking free online course on the NPTEL platform can also obtain certificates provided they pay Rs 1000 and take an examination on the designated date.
The free online course on machine learning will be conducted by Adway Mitra who is an assistant professor at the Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence at IIT Kharagpur. The professor works in the domain of machine learning and its applications in climate, remote sensing and modeling of physical processes. He designed and launched the course “Machine Learning for Earth System Sciences” in IIT Kharagpur, that is offered in every Spring Semester since 2020, says the NPTEL website.
What the IIT Kharagpur Free Online Course on Machine Learning Will Cover?
The course will begin with a revision of relevant concepts of spatio-temporal statistics and data mining, following which it will take up the topics of earth system observations, earth system data analytics and earth system modeling in various domains, such as hydrology, climate and soil. Some of the topics that will be covered as part of the course are as follows:
- Recap of probability, and spatio-temporal statistics.
- Recap of relevant machine learning and deep learning techniques.
- Earth system process understanding, and case studies related to the same.
- Earth system modeling, and relevant concepts and applications in different domains.
Who Can Take the IIT Kharagpur Free Online Course on Machine Learning?
The course is most suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students pursuing computer science and engineering. Participants are also expected to have knowledge in the following domains:
- Machine learning.
- Deep learning.
- A working idea of one or two domains in earth system sciences.
Important Details of IIT Kharagpur Free Online Course on Machine Learning
The course will be conducted online from 25 July to 16 September 2022, and the last date to enrol for the course is 1 August 2022. Those who pay the required fee and obtain 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course, and 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100 will receive e-certificates with logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. Those who wish to know more are advised to go through the official website for more information.