WPI Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Computer Science Department
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CS539 Machine Learning 
Schedule of Classes - Fall 2014

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 Fri Aug 29   Introduction to Machine Learning 1
Tu Sept 02   Introduction to R, Weka, and Matlab  
2 Fri Sept 05   Data Preprocessing  
Tu Sept 09   Decision Trees (I) 3
3 Fri Sept 12   Decision Trees (II) 3
Tu Sept 16 Proj1 - Pre-processing Project 1 presentations  
4 Fri Sept 19   Neural Networks (I) 4
Tu Sept 23 Proj2 - Decision Trees Project 2 presentations  
5 Fri Sept 26   Neural Networks (II) 4
Tu Sept 30   Neural Networks (III) 4
6 Fri Oct 03   Evaluating Hypothesis (I) 5
Tu Oct 07 Proj3 - Neural Networks Project 3 presentations  
7 Fri Oct 10   Evaluating Hypothesis (II) 5
Tu Oct 14 Proj4 - Evaluating Hypotheses Project 4 discussion and quiz  
8 Fri Oct 17   Bayesian Learning (I) 6
Tu Oct 28   Bayesian Learning (II) 6
9 Fri Oct 31   Bayesian Learning (III) - K2 algorithm 6
Tu Nov 04 Proj5 Bayesian Learning Project 5 presentations  
10 Fri Nov 07   Instance-based Learning 8
Tu Nov 11   Genetic Algorithms (I) 9
11 Fri Nov 14 Proj6 - Instance-based Learning Project 6 presentations  
Tu Nov 18   Genetic Algorithms (II) 9
12 Fri Nov 21   Rule Learning (I) 10
Tu Dec 02 Proj7 - Genetic Algorithms Project 7 presentations  
13 Fri Dec 05   Rule Learning (II) 10
Tu Dec 09   Reinforcement Learning 13
14 Fri Dec 12 Proj8 - Rule Learning Project 8 presentations  
Tu Dec 16   Project 8 presentations (cont.) and final remarks