Interpretable Machine Learning

Host University

George Mason University


Fall 2023

Course Number

AIT 636 003




Computer Science


Aisha Sikder (

Times and Days


Course Information

One of the most common tasks performed by data scientists and data analysts is prediction and machine learning. Machine learning combines advanced topics in statistics, probabilities, linear algebra, and calculus to design mathematical models that learn from data or experience to solve new problems. Computers usually do not explain their predictions which is a barrier to the adoption of machine learning. This course focuses on making the decisions from algorithms more understandable for humans. In other words, making machine learning models and their decisions interpretable. This course covers simple, interpretable models such as decision trees, decision rules and linear regression. It also covers general model-agnostic methods for interpreting black box models like feature importance and model settings. Offered by Info Sciences & Technology. May not be repeated for credit.