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 Jan, 16 W0 Logistics Announcements (Please click!) ExtraPDF PDF of Quiz0 for minimal background test
1 Jan, 18 W1 Introduction Slide current
2 Jan, 23 W2 Algebra Review Slide current ExtraPDF HW1 Useful
3 Jan, 25 W2 Linear Regression Slide Current
4 Jan, 30 W3 Optimization for LR Slide Current
5 Feb, 1 W3 Optimization for LR Slide Current Useful
6 Feb, 6 W4 Nonlinear Regression Slide Current
7 Feb, 8 W4 Linear Prediction with Regularization Slide Current ExtraPDF HW2 HW1 (due on Sun) Optimization as extra
8 Feb, 13 W5 Feature Selection Slide Current
9 Feb, 15 W5 Review Regression Slide Current
10 Feb, 20 W6 Supervised Classification Slide Current ExtraPDF
11 Feb, 22 W6 KNN and Theory Slide Current ExtraPDF Useful about Model Complexity
12 Feb, 23 W7 Probability Review Slide Current HW2 (due on Sun)
13 Mar, 1 W7 Midterm HW3 out Midterm Midterm
14 Mar, 13 W9 MLE Slide Current
15 Mar, 15 W9 Logistic Regression Slide Current ExtraPDF
16 Mar, 20 W10 NN and Deep Learning Slide current
17 Mar, 22 W10 PCA Slide Current
18 Mar, 23 W10 Survey Advanced DNN Slide current
19 Mar, 27 W11 SVM Slide current ExtraPDF HW4
20 Mar, 29 W11 SVM Slide current ExtraPDF HW3 due on Sat Useful about VC Dimension
21 Apr, 3 W12 SVM Slide current ExtraPDF
22 Apr, 5 W12 Generative Classification Slide Current
23 Apr, 10 W13 NaiveBC Text Slide Current HW5 HW4 due Useful
24 Apr, 12 W13 GaussianBC Slide current ExtraPDF Extra Gen vs. Dis Classifier
25 Apr, 17 W14 DecisionTree and RF Slide current
26 Apr, 19 W14 Clustering Hier Slide current
27 Apr, 24 W15 Clustering Partition Slide current ExtraPDF HW6 HW5 due
28 Apr, 26 W15 Clustering GMM Slide current ExtraPDF
29 May, 1 W16 Review Slide current HW6 due on May 9th
30 May, 3 W16 Final Exam HW6 due on May 9th