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**Neural Networks with R by Giuseppe Ciaburro, ISBN-13: 978-1788397872**

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- Publisher: Packt Publishing (September 27, 2017)
- Language: English
- 270 pages
- ISBN-10: 1788397878
- ISBN-13: 978-1788397872

Uncover the power of artificial neural networks by implementing them through R code.

## About This Book

- Develop a strong background in neural networks with R, to implement them in your applications
- Build smart systems using the power of deep learning
- Real-world case studies to illustrate the power of neural network models

## Who This Book Is For

This book is intended for anyone who has a statistical background with knowledge in R and wants to work with neural networks to get better results from complex data. If you are interested in artificial intelligence and deep learning and you want to level up, then this book is what you need!

## What You Will Learn

- Set up R packages for neural networks and deep learning
- Understand the core concepts of artificial neural networks
- Understand neurons, perceptrons, bias, weights, and activation functions
- Implement supervised and unsupervised machine learning in R for neural networks
- Predict and classify data automatically using neural networks
- Evaluate and fine-tune the models you build.

## In Detail

Neural networks are one of the most fascinating machine learning models for solving complex computational problems efficiently. Neural networks are used to solve wide range of problems in different areas of AI and machine learning.

This book explains the niche aspects of neural networking and provides you with foundation to get started with advanced topics. The book begins with neural network design using the neural net package, then you’ll build a solid foundation knowledge of how a neural network learns from data, and the principles behind it. This book covers various types of neural network including recurrent neural networks and convoluted neural networks. You will not only learn how to train neural networks, but will also explore generalization of these networks. Later we will delve into combining different neural network models and work with the real-world use cases.

By the end of this book, you will learn to implement neural network models in your applications with the help of practical examples in the book.

## Style and approach

A step-by-step guide filled with real-world practical examples.

## Table of Contents

- Neural Network and Artificial Intelligence Concepts
- Learning Process in Neural Networks
- Deep Learning Using Multilayer Neural Networks
- Perceptron Neural Network Modeling – Basic Models
- Training and Visualizing a Neural Network in R
- Recurrent and Convolutional Neural Networks
- Use Cases of Neural Networks – Advanced Topics

**Balaji Venkateswaran** is an AI expert, data scientist, machine learning practitioner, and database architect. He has 17+ years of experience in investment banking payment processing, telecom billing, and project management. He has worked for major companies such as ADP, Goldman Sachs, MasterCard, and Wipro. Balaji is a trainer in data science, Hadoop, and Tableau. He holds a postgraduate degree PG in business analytics from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. Balaji has expertise relating to statistics, classification, regression, pattern recognition, time series forecasting, and unstructured data analysis using text mining procedures. His main interests are neural networks and deep learning. Balaji holds various certifications in IBM SPSS, IBM Watson, IBM big data architect, cloud architect, CEH, Splunk, Salesforce, Agile CSM, and AWS. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to message him on LinkedIn (balvenkateswaran); he will be more than glad to help fellow data scientists.

**Giuseppe Ciaburro** holds a PhD in environmental technical physics, along with two master’s degrees. His research was focused on machine learning applications in the study of urban sound environments. He works at the Built Environment Control Laboratory at the Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy. He has over 18 years’ professional experience in programming (Python, R, and MATLAB), first in the field of combustion, and then in acoustics and noise control. He has several publications to his credit.

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