CS 598 TEL - Machine Learning Theory

Fall 2018

Machine Learning TheoryCS598TEL67236S1241530 - 1645 M W  1214 Siebel Center for Comp Sci Matus Jan Telgarsky

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in computer science intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

This course will cover both basic material and certain advanced topics in machine learning theory. The core of the course will investigate the standard statistical learning theory model, along with its usual decoupling into representation, optimization, and generalization. The course will also touch on other learning models, for instance active learning and online learning. Specific material will include neural networks, linear regression, SVMs, boosting, consistency, VC dimension, Rademacher complexity, dimensionality reduction, and k-means. Grades will be based on homework and a final project. Prerequisites: basic probability, basic linear algebra.