CS 536: Machine Learning

Rutgers University
Fall 2003
Michael L. Littman
Yihua Wu, TA

Time: Monday, Wednesday 4:30-5:50
Place: Rutgers, Core A
Semester: Fall 2003

Michael's office hours: Hill 409, Wednesday 2pm-3pm and by appointment.
Wu's office hours: Hill 415, Tuesday 4:30pm-5:30pm and by appointment.


Final: 12/15 in SEC 217 from 1 to 4pm.

Textbook

Machine Learning
Tom Mitchell
McGraw Hill, 1997.

Projects

Calendar

09/03/03:
Introduction
09/08/03: Ch. 1: Introduction
09/10/03: Ch. 3: Decision Trees
09/15/03: Decision Trees, continued
09/18/03: Ch. 4: Artificial Neural Networks
09/22/03: Artificial Neural Networks, continued
09/24/03: Artificial Neural Networks, continued
09/29/03: Ch. 8: Instance-Based Learning
10/01/03: Ch. 6: Bayesian Learning
10/06/03: Yom Kippor, class canceled.
10/08/03: Bayesian Learning, continued
10/13/03: Ch. 5: Evaluating Hypotheses
10/15/03: Ch. 9: Genetic Algorithms
10/20/03: Ch. 7: Computational Learning Theory
10/22/03: Review, Midterm distributed (due Mon.)
10/27/03: Ch. 13: Reinforcement Learning
10/29/03: Reinforcement Learning Sampler
11/03/03: Learning in Game Theory
11/05/03: Support Vector Machines
11/10/03: Support Vector Machines, continued
11/12/03: Boosting (Rob Schapire; Michael traveling)
11/17/03: Unsupervised Learning
11/19/03: Expectation Maximization
11/24/03: Hidden Markov Models
11/26/03: No meeting: Friday class schedule.
12/01/03: Datamining on Streams (Yihua Wu)
12/03/03: Wrap Up, Last lecture
12/08/03: iCML03 workshops
12/10/03: iCML03 talks, posters, Camera-ready papers due