Machine Learning Engineering in Action (Paperback)

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Field-tested tips, tricks, and design patterns for building machine learning projects that are deployable, maintainable, and secure from concept to production.

In Machine Learning Engineering in Action, you will learn:

    Evaluating data science problems to find the most effective solution
    Scoping a machine learning project for usage expectations and budget
    Process techniques that minimize wasted effort and speed up production
    Assessing a project using standardized prototyping work and statistical validation
    Choosing the right technologies and tools for your project
    Making your codebase more understandable, maintainable, and testable
    Automating your troubleshooting and logging practices

Ferrying a machine learning project from your data science team to your end users is no easy task. Machine Learning Engineering in Action will help you make it simple. Inside, you’ll find fantastic advice from veteran industry expert Ben Wilson, Principal Resident Solutions Architect at Databricks.

Ben introduces his personal toolbox of techniques for building deployable and maintainable production machine learning systems. You’ll learn the importance of Agile methodologies for fast prototyping and conferring with stakeholders, while developing a new appreciation for the importance of planning. Adopting well-established software development standards will help you deliver better code management, and make it easier to test, scale, and even reuse your machine learning code. Every method is explained in a friendly, peer-to-peer style and illustrated with production-ready source code.

About the technology
Deliver maximum performance from your models and data. This collection of reproducible techniques will help you build stable data pipelines, efficient application workflows, and maintainable models every time. Based on decades of good software engineering practice, machine learning engineering ensures your ML systems are resilient, adaptable, and perform in production.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the book
Machine Learning Engineering in Action teaches you core principles and practices for designing, building, and delivering successful machine learning projects. You’ll discover software engineering techniques like conducting experiments on your prototypes and implementing modular design that result in resilient architectures and consistent cross-team communication. Based on the author’s extensive experience, every method in this book has been used to solve real-world projects.

What's inside

    Scoping a machine learning project for usage expectations and budget
    Choosing the right technologies for your design
    Making your codebase more understandable, maintainable, and testable
    Automating your troubleshooting and logging practices

About the reader
For data scientists who know machine learning and the basics of object-oriented programming.

About the author
Ben Wilson is Principal Resident Solutions Architect at Databricks, where he developed the Databricks Labs AutoML project, and is an MLflow committer.

Table of Contents
1 What is a machine learning engineer?
2 Your data science could use some engineering
3 Before you model: Planning and scoping a project
4 Before you model: Communication and logistics of projects
5 Experimentation in action: Planning and researching an ML project
6 Experimentation in action: Testing and evaluating a project
7 Experimentation in action: Moving from prototype to MVP
8 Experimentation in action: Finalizing an MVP with MLflow and runtime optimization
9 Modularity for ML: Writing testable and legible code
10 Standards of coding and creating maintainable ML code
11 Model measurement and why it’s so important
12 Holding on to your gains by watching for drift
13 ML development hubris
14 Writing production code
15 Quality and acceptance testing
16 Production infrastructure

About the Author

Ben Wilson has worked as a professional data scientist for more than ten years. He currently works as a resident solutions architect at Databricks, where he focuses on machine learning production architecture with companies ranging from 5-person startups to global Fortune 100. Ben is the creator and lead developer of the Databricks Labs AutoML project, a Scala-and Python-based toolkit that simplifies machine learning feature engineering, model tuning, and pipeline-enabled modeling.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781617298714
ISBN-10: 1617298719
Publisher: Manning
Publication Date: April 26th, 2022
Pages: 576
Language: English