CS 5970: Advanced Machine Learning for Data Sciences

Note: schedule and readings are subject to change.

Class # Date Topic Reading Assignment Due
1 Tue, Jan 16 Class Introduction Syllabus
2 Thu, Jan 18 Taxonomy of Machine Learning Methods HOML CH 1
3 Tue, Jan 23 Introduction to Scikit-Learn HOML CH 2
4 Thu, Jan 25 Nonlinear Methods in Classification HOML CH 5.1-5.2
5 Tue, Jan 30 Classification Metrics HOML 3.3 HW 1
6 Thu, Feb 1 Decision Trees: Ensemble Methods HOML CH 7.1-7.3
7 Tue, Feb 6 Decision Trees: Random Forests HOML CH 7.4-7.6 HW 1
8 Thu, Feb 8 Nonlinear Dimensionality Reduction: Kernel PCA HOML CH 8.1-8.4 HW 2
9 Tue, Feb 13 Nonlinear Dimensionality Reduction: LLE and ISOmap HOML CH 8.5-8.6
10 Thu, Feb 15 Nonlinear Regression HOML CH 4.1-4.4 HW 2
11 Tue, Feb 20 Regularization in Regression HOML CH 4.5-4.6 HW 3
12 Thu, Feb 22 Semi-Supervised Learning TBD
13 Tue, Feb 27 Feedforward Neural Network Basics HOML Ch 10.1 HW 3
14 Thu, Mar 1 Tensorflow Introduction HOML Ch 9 HW 4
15 Tue, Mar 6 Feedforward Neural Networks in TensorFlow HOML Ch 10.2-10.3
16 Thu, Mar 8 Deep Neural Networks I HOML CH 11.1-11.3 HW 4
17 Tue, Mar 13 Deep Neural Networks I HOML CH 11.4-11.5 HW 5
18 Thu, Mar 15 Distributed Tensorflow HOML CH 12
- Tue, Mar 20 Holiday
- Thu, Mar 22 Holiday
19 Tue, Mar 27 Convolutional Neural Networks I HOML CH 13.1-13.2 HW 5
20 Thu, Mar 29 Convolutional Neural Networks II HOML CH 13.3-13.4 HW 6
21 Tue, Apr 3 Recurrent Neural Networks I HOML CH 14.1-14.3
22 Thu, Apr 5 Recurrent Neural Networks II HOML CH 14.4-14.7 HW 6
23 Tue, Apr 10 Project Proposals n/a Presentation
24 Thu, Apr 12 Representation with Autoencoders I HOML CH 15.1-15.4
25 Tue, Apr 17 Autoencoders II HOML CH 15.5-15.8
26 Thu, Apr 19 Case Study: Convolutional and Image Understanding TBD
27 Tue, Apr 24 Case Study: Recurrent Neural Networks and Brain-Machine Interfaces TBD
28 Thu, Apr 26 Project Checkpoint n/a Presentation
29 Tue, May 1 Case Study: Recurrent Neural Networks and Modeling Dynamcis TBD
30 Thu, May 3 Case Study: Recurrent Neural Networks and Short-Term Memory TBD
31 Fri, May 4 Final Project Presentations (Poster Session) Final Projects


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