|General Information||Resources||Reading List||Weekly Schedule||Lecture Notes|
I. General Information
Dr. Yoonsuck Choe
Office: HRBB 322B
Office hours: 9:00am-10:00am, Wed/Fri
Office: HRBB 311D
Office hours: Tue/Thu 4pm-5pm.
CPSC 420, 625, or consent of instructor.
MWF 10:20am–11:10am, ZACH 105B.
Machine learning is the study of self-modifying computer systems that can acquire new knowledge and improve their own performance; survey machine learning techniques, which include induction from examples, Bayesian learning, artificial neural networks, instance-based learning, genetic algorithms, reinforcement learning, unsupervised learning, and biologically motivated learning algorithms. Prerequisite: CPSC 420 or 625.
The goal of this course is to
See the Weekly Schedule section for more details. The content will closely reflect a combination of Alpaydin + Mitchell.
The cutoff for an `A' will be at most 90% of total score, 80% for a `B', 70% for a `C', and 60% for a `D'. However, these cutoffs might be lowered at the end of the semester to accomodate the actual distribution of grades.
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Local Course Policy:
- All work should be done individually and on your own unless otherwise allowed by the instructor.
- Discussion is only allowed immediately before, during, or immediately after the class, or during the instructor's office hours.
- If you find solutions to homeworks or programming assignments on the web (or in a book, etc.), you may (or may not) use it. Please check with the instructor.
- Assignments turned in that are significantly similar will be reported to the Aggie Honor System Office.
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III. Weekly Schedule and Class Notes
|1||1/14||Introduction||Alpaydin chap 1; Mitchell 1.1–1.2, 1.3–1.5||slide01.pdf
|2||1/21||Martin Luther King day||No class|
|2||1/23||Supervised Learning (general)||Alpaydin chap 2; Mitchell 7.1–7.2, 7.4||slide02.pdf
|3||1/30||Multilayer perceptrons||Alpaydin chap 11; Mitchell chap 4||slide03.pdf
|5||2/11||"||Homework 1 announced|
|5||2/13||Online lecture (class will not meet)||Watch Geoff Hinton's Google TechTalk on Deep Learning in Neural Networks|
|5||2/15||Guest lecture||Chul Sung (Ph.D. student) will talk about incremental learning based on PCA|
|6||2/18||Decision tree learning||Alpaydin chap 9; Mitchell chap 3||slide04.pdf
|6||2/22||"||Homework 2 announced||Homework 1 due|
|7||2/25||Reinforcement learning||Alpaydin chap 18; Mitchell chap 13||slide05.pdf
|7||3/1||"||Homework 2 due|
|8||3/4||Reinforcement learning||Advanced topics||slide05.pdf
|8||3/8||Term project ideas||Homework 2 announced|
|9||3/11||Spring break||No class|
|9||3/13||Spring break||No class|
|9||3/15||Spring break||No class|
|10||3/18||Genetic Algorithms||Mitchell chap 9||Term project proposal due (in class)||slide06.pdf
|10||3/22||"||Homework 3 TBA||Homework 2 due (in class)|
|11||3/25||Genetic Algorithms: Advanced topics||slide07 will not be covered.||slide07.pdf
|11||3/27||Dimensionality reduction||Alpaydin chap 6: 6.1–3, 6.7, 6.8||slide08.pdf
|11||3/29||No class||Reading Day|
|12||4/3||Local models||Alpaydin chap 12||slide09.pdf
|12||4/5||"||Homework 3 Announced|
|13||4/8||Bayesian learning||Mitchell chap 6||slide10.pdf
|14||4/15||"||Term project interim report due (in class)||slide10.pdf
|14||4/19||Kernel machines||Alpaydin 13.1–13.5||Homework 3 Due||slide11.pdf
|15||4/24||Learning in biological vision||Miikkulainen et al. (2005)||web_link;
|16||4/30(Tue)||Project presentation||Term project reports due: May 8 11:59am (degree candidates: please submit earlier)|