SMLP - Structuring Machine Learning Projects


Duration: 5 days
You will learn how to build a successful machine learning project. If you aspire to be a technical leader in AI, and know how to set direction for your team's work, this course will show you how.

Much of this content has never been taught elsewhere, and is drawn from my experience building and shipping many deep learning products. This course also has two "flight simulators" that let you practice decision-making as a machine learning project leader. This provides "industry experience" that you might otherwise get only after years of ML work experience.


  • Understand how to diagnose errors in a machine learning system, and 
  • Be able to prioritize the most promising directions for reducing error 
  • Understand complex ML settings, such as mismatched training/test sets, and comparing to and/or surpassing human-level performance 
  • Know how to apply end-to-end learning, transfer learning, and multi-task learning


ML Strategy 1 

  • Why ML Strategy
  • Orthogonalization
  • Single number evaluation metric
  • Satisfying and Optimizing metric
  • Train/Dev/Test distributions
  • Size of the Dev and Test sets
  • When to change Dev/Test sets and metrics
  • Why human-level performance?
  • Avoidable bias
  • Understanding human-level performance
  • Surpassing human-level performance
  • Improving your model performance

ML Strategy 2 

  • Carrying out error analysis 
  • Cleaning up incorrectly labeled data 
  • Build your first system quickly, then iterate 
  • Training and testing on different distributions 
  • Bias and Variance with mismatched data distributions 
  • Addressing data mismatch 
  • Transfer learning 
  • Multi-task learning 
  • What is end-to-end deep learning? 
  • Whether to use end-to-end deep learning


  • Machine Learning Researchers 
  • AI Engineer 
  • Data Mining and Analysis 
  • Machine Learning Engineer 
  • Data Scientist 
  • Business Intelligence (BI) Developer


This course is aimed at individuals with basic knowledge of machine learning, who want to know how to set technical direction and prioritization for their work. - It is recommended that you take course one and two of this specialization (Neural Networks and Deep Learning, and Improving Deep Neural Networks: Hyperparameter tuning, Regularization and Optimization) prior to beginning this course.


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