CSCE 883: News

 Final Grades Posted
Posted on Tuesday, 06 May 2003, 12:55PM
I had a great time teaching this class. I think we all learned a lot about machine learning. I look forward to reading your comments on improving this class. Update: Tuesday, 06 May 2003, 03:45PM Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the graded tests are outside my office.

 Extra Papers for Test 3
Posted on Friday, 25 April 2003, 11:00AM
Below is the announcement of a new and extremely important journal in machine learning. You are all required to read the three papers below. They will be on the test.

We are pleased to announce the first volume of a new online journal,
the Journal of Machine Learning Gossip,
(  The volume includes the following
award-winning papers:

    Markov Indecision Processes: A Formal Model of Decision-Making Under
    Extreme Confusion
     by Harry Q. Bovik, Judy Q. Goldsmith, Andrew Q. Klapper,
	and Michael Q. Littman

    Data Set Selection
     by Doudou LaLoudouana and Mambobo Bonouliqui Tarare

    On the Origin and Destiny of Inductive Machine Learning
     by Terran Lane
(yes, its a joke)

 Review Session
Posted on Thursday, 24 April 2003, 01:14PM
As I mentioned in class, there will be a review session on Thursday May 1 @2pm in the classrom. Also, those of you who did not fill out the course evaluation please pick one up in my office.

 New Learn-One-Rule
Posted on Tuesday, 01 April 2003, 02:56PM
The learn-one-rule algorithm that I presented in class today was an ugly mixture of learn-one-rule and CN2. I have replaced it with the real learn-one-rule algorithm. Sorry about that!

 Test 2 Graded
Posted on Monday, 31 March 2003, 11:14AM
The grades are posted on the left. Again, please remember that the final letter grades will be curved. If you want to pick up your test drop by my office, otherwise I will be handing them out in class tomorrow.

 PS1 Grades Posted
Posted on Monday, 24 March 2003, 03:47PM
You should have also received an email with your grade.

 Tutorials by Andrew Moore
Posted on Sunday, 23 February 2003, 11:18AM
There is a set of tutorials on machine learning by Andrew Moore—a professor at CMU. They consist of sets of slides in pdf format. The slides contain lots of pictures and examples. You might find these useful when trying to understand the material.

 Test 1 Graded
Posted on Friday, 14 February 2003, 12:39PM
I have graded test 1 and the grades are posted. You can drop by my office if you are eager to pick up your test or want to know your ID number. Otherwise, I will hand them back in class on Tuesday. You should not be too discouraged about a low "letter grade" as I might have to curve the final grades. Still, if you are on the far left of the graph, you will need to do better in order to get a B.

There was one problem. In question 6, after the first 3 examples it is known that there is no hypothesis that can represent the concept. No one metioned this fact! altough a couple of people bravely tried to extend the hypothesis representation language in order to express this new concept. I gave everyone 5 points in this question and 10 points if you showed how to add examples 1 and 2.

 No Class Today
Posted on Thursday, 23 January 2003, 09:18AM
USC is closed today due to weather. So, no class.

 Viewing the Presentations
Posted on Wednesday, 15 January 2003, 04:43PM
You cannot view the class presentations using Internet Explorer since it does not support MathML. You will need to use Mozilla.

Jose M Vidal
Last modified: Tue May 6 15:45:42 EDT 2003