Machine Learning

Spring 2004, CMSC 726
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ICML 2003
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Beginner's guide to Matlab
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Topic Slides Required Reading Optional Reading
Introduction ppt pdf Ch.1 from I2ML
Supervised Learning ppt pdf Ch.2 from I2ML
Linear Classifiers I ppt pdf Andrew Ng's notes:
Linear Classifiers II ppt pdf
Decision Trees ppt pdf Read any one of the following:
  • Ch. 9.1-9.4 from I2ML
  • Ch. 3 from ML
  • Ch. 8.2-8.4 from DHS
Non-Parametric Classifiers ppt pdf Read any one of the following:
  • Ch. 8 from I2ML
  • Ch. 4.4-4.6 from DHS
  • Ch. 4.4-4.6 from DHS
Evaluation ppt pdf
Support Vector Machines ppt pdf Read any one of the following:
Bias-Variance Tradeoff ppt pdf
Bayesian Learning ppt pdf
Neural Networks pdf
Clustering I ppt pdf Read material from any one of I2ML or HMS:
  • Sec. 9.6, 6.4, 7.3.2, 7.4 and 8.4 from HMS
  • Ch. 7 from I2ML
Clustering II ppt pdf Andrew Ng's notes: Optional reading:
Spectral Clustering ppt pdf
Bayes nets: Representation ppt pdf
Bayes nets: Inference ppt pdf Please read the following:
  • Chapter 7 from BNB
  • Sections 8.1,8.2,8.3 and 8.7 from BNB
Bayes nets: Learning ppt pdf Please read Chapter 15 from BNB Optional reading: Tutorial on Learning with Bayes nets
Hidden Markov Models ppt pdf HMM notes
Reinforcement Learning ppt pdf Read any one of:
Wrap up ppt pdf