CSE 5693 Machine Learning
322 Harris Center, 674-7280
Office Hours: TR 11am-1pm (or by appointment)
Course WWW Page: http://www.cs.fit.edu/~pkc/classes/ml/
The key to intelligence is the ability to learn. Studies in the
field of machine learning attempt to endow computers with this
intrinsic capability that exists in all higher-order organisms to one
degree or another. Learning can be loosely defined as a process that
improves performance of an agent by acquiring knowledge through
interactions with a changing environment.
Areas using machine learning techniques vary from automated
knowledge acquisition in expert systems to adaptation in robotic
control, from data mining in databases to intelligent information
retrieval. In the internet age, machine learning algorithms have been
used in areas such as search engines (google), spam detection (yahoo
mail), and product recommendation (netflix).
We will discuss various machine learning algorithms. Written and
programming assignments culminate in a mini-research project for the
- Introduction (Ch1)
- Concept Learning (Ch2)
- Decision Tree Learning (Ch3)
- Artificial Neural Networks (Ch4)
- Genetic Algorithms (Ch9)
- Rule Learning (Ch10)
- Instance-Based Learning (Ch8)
- Bayesian Learning (Ch6)
Important Dates (Assignment due dates might be adjusted due to circumstances)
|Last day to drop
||Jan 19 (Fri)|
||Jan 31 (Wed)|
||Feb 21 (Wed)|
||Mar 14 (Wed)|
|Last day to withdraw
||Mar 22 (Fri)|
||Apr 4 (Wed)|
|Term Project (HW5)
||Apr 25 (Wed)|
||May 2 (Wed), 6-8pm|
- Assignments (50%) and term project (20%)
- Final exam (30%)
- Artificial Intelligence (CSE 4301/5290) or Analysis of Algorithms (CSE 4081/5211) [or consent of the instructor].
- Basic probability and statistics.
- Proficient knowledge in data structures, algorithms, and
- Students are encouraged to help each other on assignments,
but plagiarism (copying) is prohibited.
- first violation: zero on assignment/test
- second violation: 'F' for the course
- Late assignments are accepted, but 20% is deducted for each day.
- Documentation constitutes 10% of each programming assignment.
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