WPI Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Computer Science Department
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CS539 Machine Learning 
Schedule of Classes - Spring 2009

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 20   Introduction - Machine Learning 1
Jan 22   Introduction - Weka  
2 Jan 27   Data Preprocessing  
Jan 29 Proj1 - Pre-processing Project 1 presentations  
3 Feb 03   Decision Trees (I) 3
Feb 05   Decision Trees (II) 3
4 Feb 10 Proj2 - Decision Trees Project 2 presentations  
Feb 12   Neural Networks (I) 4
5 Feb 17   Neural Networks (II) 4
Feb 19   Neural Networks (III) 4
6 Feb 24 Proj3 - Neural Networks Project 3 presentations  
Feb 26   Evaluating Hypothesis (I) 5
7 Mar 03   Evaluating Hypothesis (II) 5
Mar 05 Proj4 - Evaluating Hypotheses Project 4 presentations  
8 Mar 10   Bayesian Learning (I) 6
Mar 12   Bayesian Learning (II) 6
9 Mar 17   Bayesian Learning (III) - K2 algorithm 6
Mar 19 Proj5 Bayesian Learning Project 5 presentations  
10 Mar 24   Instance-based Learning 8
Mar 26 Proj6 - Instance-based Learning Project 6 presentations  
11 Mar 31   Genetic Algorithms (I) 9
Apr 02   Genetic Algorithms (II) 9
12 April 07 Proj7 - Genetic Algorithms Project 7 presentations  
April 09   Rule Learning (I) 10
13 April 14   Rule Learning (II) 10
Apr 16   Reinforcement Learning 13
14 Apr 21 Proj8 - Rule Learning Project 8 presentations  
Apr 23   Project 8 presentations (cont.) and final remarks  
15 Apr 28   SPARE CLASS  
Apr 30   SPARE CLASS