Villanova University
CSC 4510 --- Machine Learning

Spring 2012


 
CLASS  SCHEDULE
Week 1
1/17
Introduction to Machine Learning
ppt   pdf
1/19 The Turing Test
Eliza  (original Rogerian psychotherapist by Weizenbaum)
Rosette (winner of the 2011 Loebner Prize)
Cleverbot (learns in real time from all the people talking to it)
Watson (IBM's computer that beat all humans in Jeopardy)

Online survey
Week 2
1/24
Turing paper discussion
Assignment: Write a short essay on Learning machines (Section 7) - due 1/31/12
1/26 Machine learning: problems and approaches
ppt   pdf
Week 3
1/31
Learning with decision trees
ppt   pdf
2/2 Decision trees
ppt   pdf
Homework 2 due 2/9/12
Week 4
2/7
Regression
2/7/12 Quiz #1
ppt   pdf
2/9 Regression - continued
ppt   pdf
Week 5
2/14
Linear algebra review
2/16 Multivariate Regression
ppt   pdf
Exercise (see ppt, last slide) due 2/21/12
Weeks 6
2/21
Multivariate Regression; Octave programming
Programming Exercise (see blackboard for assignment files) due 2/28/12

2/23 2/23/12 Quiz #2
Logistic Regression and classification
ppt   pdf
Week 7
2/28
Logistic Regression, continued
ppt   pdf
3/1 3/1/12 Midterm Exam 
Spring Break
Week 8
3/13
Neural Nets
ppt   pdf
3/15 AI Space Exercises  ppt  pdf
homework due 3/20 
Week 9
3/20
Neural Nets (continued)
ppt   pdf
Term project proposals due 3/27
3/22 Neural Nets (continued)
ppt   pdf
review questions
Week 10
3/27
3/27/12 Quiz #3
Intro to Orange
3/29 Support Vector Machines
ppt  pdf
orange schema
Week 10
4/3
Support Vector Machines
ppt  pdf
review questions
homework due 4/10
4/5 Easter Recess (no class)
Week 12
4/10
Genetic Algorithms
ppt  pdf
4/12Genetic Algorithms and spider robots
Week 13
4/17
Guest lecture: Cynthia Matuszek
Project drafts due
4/194/12/12 Quiz #4
Unsupervised learning
ppt  pdf
Week 14
4/24
Student Presentations
4/26Guest lecture: Scott Weinstein
Week 15
5/1
No class ("Friday")
5/3Student Presentations
* Monday, May 7, 11:30-2:   Final Exam