WPI Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Computer Science Department
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CS539 Machine Learning 
Schedule of Classes - Fall 2012

PROF. CAROLINA RUIZ 

WARNING: Changes to this schedule may be made during the course of the semester. 
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Week Date Due Topic Chapters
1 Aug 24   Introduction to Machine Learning 1
Aug 28   Introduction to Weka and Matlab  
2 Aug 31   Data Preprocessing  
Sept 04   Decision Trees (I) 3
3 Sept 07   Decision Trees (II) 3
Sept 11 Proj1 - Pre-processing Project 1 presentations  
4 Sept 14   Neural Networks (I) 4
Sept 18 Proj2 - Decision Trees Project 2 presentations  
5 Sept 21   Neural Networks (II) 4
Sept 25   Neural Networks (III) 4
6 Sept 28 Proj3 - Neural Networks Project 3 presentations  
Oct 02   Evaluating Hypothesis (I) 5
7 Oct 05   Evaluating Hypothesis (II) 5
Oct 09 Proj4 - Evaluating Hypotheses Project 4 presentations  
8 Oct 12   Bayesian Learning (I) 6
Oct 23   Bayesian Learning (II) 6
9 Oct 26   Bayesian Learning (III) - K2 algorithm 6
Oct 30 Proj5 Bayesian Learning Project 5 presentations  
10 Nov 02   Instance-based Learning 8
Nov 06   Genetic Algorithms (I) 9
11 Nov 09 Proj6 - Instance-based Learning Project 6 presentations  
Nov 13   Genetic Algorithms (II) 9
12 Nov 16   Rule Learning (I) 10
Nov 27 Proj7 - Genetic Algorithms Project 7 presentations  
13 Nov 30 90 min. class Rule Learning (II) 10
Dec 4 90 min. class Reinforcement Learning 13
14 Dec 11 Proj8 - Rule Learning
2 hour class
Project 8 presentations and final remarks