# CS445: Introduction to Machine Learning

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CS445

Instructor
Chuck Anderson

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# Schedule

## January

Week 1:
Jan 22 - Jan 25
Overview. Intro to machine learning. Python. 01 Course Overview
01 High-D Spaces
02 Matrices and Plotting
From Python to Numpy, Chapters 1 - 2
Scipy Lectures, Section 1
Deep Learning, Chapters 1 - 5.1.4
Week 2:
Jan 28 - Feb 1
Fitting linear models to data as a direct matrix calculation, and incrementally using stochastic gradient descent (SGD) 03 Linear Regression Deep Learning, Section 5.1.4 and 5.9

## February

Week 3:
Feb 4 - Feb 8
Stochastic gradient descent (SGD). Ridge regression. Data partitioning. Probabilistic Linear Regression. Regression with fixed nonlinearities. 04 Linear Regression Using Stochastic Gradient Descent (SGD)
05 Linear Ridge Regression and Data Partitioning
07 Linear Regression with Fixed Nonlinear Features
Deep Learning, Section 7.3
The Great A.I. Awakening, by Gideon Lewis-Krause, NYT, Dec 14, 2016.
Week 4:
Feb 11 - Feb 15
Introduction to nonlinear regression with neural networks. 08 Stochastic Gradient Descent with Parameterized Activation Function Deep Learning, Chapter 6 (skip 6.2) A1 Stochastic Gradient Descent for Simple Models due Tuesday, February 12, 10:00 PM.
Examples of good solutions
Week 5:
Feb 18 - Feb 22
More neural networks 09 Scaled Conjugate Gradient for Training Neural Networks
10 More Nonlinear Regression with Neural Networks
Week 6:
Feb 25 - Mar 1
Autoencoders. Activation functions. 11 Autoencoder Neural Networks Searching for Activation Functions, by Ramachandran, Zoph, and Le
Is it Time to Swish? Comparing Deep Learning Activation Functions Across NLP tasks, by Eger, Youssef, and Gurevych
A2 Adam vs SGD due Tuesday February 26, 10:00 PM.

## March

Week 7:
Mar 4 - Mar 8
Classification. LDA and QDA. K-Nearest Neighbors. 12 Introduction to Classification
13 Gaussian Distributions
Jupyter Lab: Evolution of the Jupyter Notebook by Parul Pandey
Week 8:
Mar 11 - Mar 15
Classification with Neural Networks 14 Classification with Linear Logistic Regression
15 Classification with Nonlinear Logistic Regression Using Neural Networks
A3 Neural Network Regression and Activation Functions due Friday March 15, 10:00 PM.
Mar 18 - Mar 22 Spring Break
Week 9:
Mar 25 - Mar 29
Pytorch. 16 Introduction to Pytorch

## April

Week 10:
Apr 1 - Apr 5
Pytorch. Convolutional Neural Networks 17 Pytorch autograd, nn.Module
18 Convolutional Neural Networks
19 Convolutional Neural Networks in Pytorch
Pytorch Automatic Differentiation
PyTorch Autograd Explained - In-depth Tutorial, by Elliott Waite
Week 11:
Apr 8 - Apr 12
Reinforcement Learning. Games using Tabular Q functions. 22 Introduction to Reinforcement Learning
23 Reinforcement Learning with Neural Network as Q Function
Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction, by Sutton and Barto, 2nd ed. Project proposal due at 10 pm Friday evening.
Week 12:
Apr 15 - Apr 19
Reinforcement Learning using Neural Networks as Q functions. 24 Reinforcement Learning to Control a Marble
25 Reinforcement Learning for Two Player Games
A4 Classifying Hand-Drawn Digits due Wednesday, April 17
Week 13:
Apr 22 - Apr 26
Unsupervised Learning. Dimensionality Reduction. Clustering. 26 Genetic Algorithm Search
27 Linear Dimensionality Reduction
28 K-Means Clustering
Week 14:
Apr 29 - May 3
Hierarchical clustering. K Nearest Neighbors Classification. Support Vector Machines. 29 Hierarchical Clustering
30 Nonparametric Classification with K Nearest Neighbors
31 Support Vector Machines