CS 536: Machine Learning

Rutgers University
Fall 2004
Michael L. Littman
Yihua Wu, TA

Time: Monday, Wednesday 4:30-5:50
Place: Rutgers, Hill 120
Semester: Fall 2004

Michael's office hours: Hill 409, Wednesday 2pm-3pm and by appointment.
Yihua's office hours: Hill 415, by appointment.


Textbook

Machine Learning
Tom Mitchell
McGraw Hill, 1997.

Projects

Calendar

09/01/04: Introduction
09/06/04: Labor day, no school.
09/08/04: Ch. 1: Introduction
09/13/04: Ch. 3: Decision Trees
09/15/04: Decision Trees, continued
09/20/04: Ch. 4: Artificial Neural Networks
09/22/04: Artificial Neural Networks, continued
09/27/04: Artificial Neural Networks, continued
09/29/04: Ch. 8: Instance-Based Learning
10/04/04: Ch. 6: Bayesian Learning
10/06/04: Bayesian Learning, continued
10/11/04: Ch. 5: Evaluating Hypotheses, HW due
10/13/04: Ch. 9: Genetic Algorithms
10/18/04: Ch. 7: Computational Learning Theory, project proposals due
10/20/04: Review, Midterm distributed (due 10/27)
10/25/04: Guest lecture, David Madigan
10/27/04: Ch. 13: Reinforcement Learning
11/01/04: Reinforcement Learning Sampler
11/03/04: Learning in Game Theory
11/08/04: Support Vector Machines
11/10/04: Support Vector Machines, continued
11/15/04: Boosting
11/17/04: Unsupervised Learning
11/22/04: Expectation Maximization
11/24/04: No class.
11/29/04: Hidden Markov Models
12/01/04: Datamining on Streams (Yihua Wu)
12/06/04: Final
12/08/03: Project presentations
12/13/03: Project presentations, papers due