COMP 441: Large Scale Machine Learning
- Instructor: Anshumali Shrivastava (anshumali AT rice.edu)
- Class Timings: Mon/Wed/Fri 11am-11:50pm
- Location: AEB B209
- Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 11:50am - 12:30pm, Duncan Hall 3118
Learning from large dataset is becoming a ubiquitous phenomena in all applications spanning
robotics, medical decisions, internet, communication, biology, etc. A semester long project based
course designed to give senior UG students a thorough grounding in the theory and algorithms
needed for research and practical applications in machine learning for modern massive datasets.
Topics draw from machine learning, classical statistics, algorithms and information theory.
Familiarity with basics in linear algebra, probability, and machine learning is required.
- 01/11 : Introduction, Logistics. (slides)(scribe)
- 01/13 : Tail Inequalities and Reservoir Sampling. (scribe)
- 01/15 : MapReduce and GPUs in 50 mins. (slides)
- 01/20 : Bloom Filters.
- 01/22 : Count-Min Sketch.
- 01/25 : (Assignment 1) Due 12:00pm 8th Feb
- 01/25 : Johnson-Lindenstrauss Lemma.
- 01/27 : Locality Sensitive Hashing. (slides)
- 01/29 : Randomized SVD.
- 02/01 : Convexity.
- 02/03 : Gradient Descent and Convergence.
- 02/05 : Variants of Gradient Descent.
- 02/08 : Linear Regression.
- 02/10 : (Assignment 2) Due 12:00pm 24th Feb
- 02/10 : MLE and Logistic Regression.
- 02/12 : SVMs.
- 02/15 : Constraint Optimization and Lagrangian Duality.
- 02/17 : Kernels.
- 02/19 : Kernel Features.
- 02/22 : More on SVMs and Kernels.
- 02/26 : PCA and Kernel PCA.
- 03/07 : POS Tagging and LogLinear Models.
- 03/09 : POS Tagging and Generative Models.
- 03/11 : Generative Model and Viterbi Algorithm.
- 03/14 : MidTerm Project Presentation.
- 03/16 : (Assignment 3) Due 12:00pm 30th March
- 03/16 : Structural SVMs.
- 03/18 : Quiz 1 and Structural SVMs contd.
- 03/21 : Recommender Systems Basic Neigborhood Models
- 03/23 : Recommender Systems Factorization Models
- 03/25 : Boosting (Ada-boost)
- 03/28 : Boosting Analysis and Statistical View
- 04/04 : ICA by Ryan Spring
- 04/06 : Decision Trees by Beidi Chen
- 04/08 : Online Learning and Weighted Majority Algorithm
- 04/11 : Multi-arm Bandits and UCB Algorithm
- 04/13 : (Assignment 4) Due 12:00pm 1st May
- 04/13 : Active Learning
- 04/15 : Machine Learing with Graphs
- 04/20 : Quiz 2 and Machine Learning with Graphs continued
- 04/22 : Final Project Presentations
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