CMSC 858L, Foundations of Machine Learning, Fall 2015

CMSC 858L, Foundations of Machine Learning, Fall 2015 (Aravind Srinivasan) CMSC 858L, Foundations of Machine Learning, Fall 2015: Tue, Thu 2-3:15PM Administrative Details Instructor: Aravind SrinivasanOffice: AVW 3263, Phone: 301-405-2695Instructor’s office Hours (starting Sept 3rd): Tue and Thu 10-11 in AVW 3263 (additional slots by appointment; Aravind is happy to talk to students)Course Time and Location: Tue, Thu 2-3:15PM, CSIC 3120Half-TA: David G. HarrisCourse Webpage: http://www.cs.umd.edu/class/fall2015/cmsc858L/index.html Course Details Course material and topics: There will be no required textbook for this course: we will primarily use Rob Schapire’s excellent scribed course notes. Based on time available, we also plan to cover additional topics including kernels, basic optimization techniques, information theory, and ethical issues. This being a “foundations” course, the emphasis will be on rigorous algorithms and proofs; we will also discuss…


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