WPI Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Computer Science Department
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CS539 Machine Learning 
Schedule of Classes - Spring 2007

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 Jan 16   Introduction - Machine Learning 1
Jan 18   Introduction - Weka & Pre-processing  
2 Jan 23   Decision Trees 3
Jan 25 Proj1 - Pre-processing Project 1 presentations  
3 Jan 30   Neural Networks (I) 4
Feb 01 Proj2 - Decision Trees Project 2 presentations  
4 Feb 06   Neural Networks (II) 4
Feb 08 Proj3.1 - Neural Networks (I) Project 3.1 presentations  
5 Feb 13   Evaluating Hypotheses 5
Feb 15 Proj3.2 - Neural Networks (II) Project 3.2 presentations  
6 Feb 20   Evaluating Hypothesis 5
Feb 22 Proj4 - Evaluating Hypotheses Project 4 presentations  
7 Feb 27   Bayesian Learning (I) 6
Mar 01   Bayesian Learning (II) 6
8 Mar 06   Bayesian Learning (III) - K2 algorithm  
Mar 08   The EM Algorithm 6
9 Mar 13 Proj5 Bayesian Learning Project 5 presentations  
Mar 15   Instance-based Learning 8
10 Mar 20   ** NO CLASS TODAY **  
Mar 22 Proj6 - Instance-based Learning Project 6 presentations  
11 Mar 27   Genetic Algorithms (I) 9
Mar 29   Genetic Algorithms (II) 9
12 April 03   Rule Learning (I) 10
April 05 Proj7 - Genetic Algorithms Project 7 presentations  
13 April 10   Rule Learning (II) 10
Apr 12 Proj8 - Rule Learning Project 8 presentations  
14 Apr 17   Reinforcement Learning 13
Apr 19 Proj9 - Final Project Project 9 presentations  
15 Apr 24   Project 9 presentations (cont.) and final remarks