Feel free to submit pull requests when you find my typos or have comments. The covered materials are by no means an exhaustive list of machine learning, but are contents that we have taught or plan to teach in my machine learning introductory course.

Course Schedule and Notes

The lecture schedule below is tentative and is continually subject to change; We will move at whatever pace we find comfortable.  

No. Date Week Title Lecture Lecture
In (Due)
0 Aug, 16 W0- Logistics Announcements (Please click!) ReadPDF: Q0 PDF of Quiz0 for minimal background test
1 Aug, 30 W1-Th Introduction Slide: L01-intro current
2 Sep, 4 W2-Tu Algebra Review Slide: L02-review current ReadPDF: L02extra-algnotes HW1 Useful
3 Sep, 6 W2-Th Linear Regression Slide: L03-lr current
4 Sep, 11 W3-Tu More for LR and Evaluation Pipeline Slide: L03-pipelineEvaluation current
5 Sep, 13 W3-Th Optimization for LR Slide: L04-lropt current Useful
6 Sep, 18 W4-Tu Nonlinear Regression Slide: L05-lrExtend-SelectModel current HW2 HW1 due on Monday (17th midnight)
7 Sep, 20 W4-Th Linear Prediction with Regularization Slide: L06-lrReg current ReadPDF: L06extra-lrRegOpm
8 Sep, 25 W5-Tu Lasso and Feature Selection Slide: L08-regReview current ReadPDF: L07-feaSelc
9 Sep, 27 W5-Th supervised classification Slide: L09-SCbasic current ReadPDF: L08-regReview
10 Oct, 2 W6-Tu KNN and Theory Slide: L10-KNNbiasVariance current
11 Oct, 4 W6-Th KNN and Theory Slide: L10-KNNbiasVariance current ReadPDF: L11-LibSVMGuide HW3 HW2 (due on Sat8pm)
12 Oct, 11 W7-Th SVM Slide: L11-SVM-basic current ReadPDF: L11-LibSVMGuide Useful about VC Dimension
13 Oct, 16 W8-Tu SVM, Kernel Slide: L11-SVM-kerneltrick current ReadPDF: L11Extra-SVMoptimDual Useful about SMO
14 Oct, 18 W8-Th SVM, Dual Slide: L11-SVM-optimDual current ReadPDF: L11-whiteBoardSVMInked HW3 (due on Sun) Paper SMO
15 Oct, 23 W9-Th ProbReview + MLE Slide: L12-ProbReview ReadPDF: L13-MLE
16 Oct, 25 W9-Tu Midterm HW4 Midterm
17 Oct, 30 W10-Tu Logistic and NN Slide: L14-Logistic ReadPDF: L14extra-Logistic
18 Nov, 1 W10-Th NN and Deep Learning Slide: L15-NN ReadPDF: L15extra-DNN
19 Nov, 6 W11-Tu NN and Deep Learning Slide: L15-NN ReadPDF: L15extra-DNN HW5
20 Nov, 8 W11-Th Generative Classification Slide: L17-BC ReadPDF: L17extra-GenerDiscr HW4 (due on Sun) Useful GenerDiscr
21 Nov, 13 W12-Tu NaiveBC Text Slide: L17-NBCtext ReadPDF: L17extra-GBC Useful
22 Nov, 15 W12-Th PCA Slide: L16-PCA ReadPDF: L07-feaSelc
23 Nov, 20 W13-Tu DecisionTree and RF Slide: L18-DTRF
24 Nov, 27 W14-Tu Clustering Hier Slide: L19-clustering1 HW6 HW5
25 Nov, 29 W14-Th Clustering Partition Slide: L19-clustering2
26 Dec, 4 W15-Tu Clustering GMM Slide: L20-clustering3 ReadPDF: L20extra-EM
27 Dec, 6 W15-Th Review Slide: L21-review HW6 (due on Sun)
28 Dec, 10 W16-Th Final Exam Monday, December 10, 2018 9:00AM-12:00PM