University of Michigan, Fall 2009
Instructor: Clayton Scott
Classroom: 1690 CSE
Time: MW 10:30-12
Office: 4433 EECS
Office hours: Monday 2-4 PM
GSI: Gowtham Bellala
Office hours: TBA.
Final Projects from Fall 2009
Final Projects from Fall 2007
Required text: None.
Machine learning bibliography
Prerequisites: (the current formal prerequisite is currently
listed as EECS 492, Artificial Intelligence, but this is inaccurate)
Exam: 10%, Thursday Nov. 12, 6-9 PM, location TBA
Participation and attendance: 5%
Final project: 50%
Homework will be assigned every one or two weeks. The assignments will be much smaller and easier toward the end of the course, when you are working on your project.
Most or all assignments will involve some computer programming. MATLAB will serve as the official programming language of the course. You are free to use another language, such as R, but I will sometimes provide you with fragments of code, or suggested commands, in MATLAB.
Group work will take place on two levels. You will work on homeworks in small groups of 2, and the final project in large groups of 3 or 4. I will help you find groups as needed.
Exam: Time and location TBD.
Collaboration of any form will not be allowed. Allowed materials will be specified in advance of the exam.
There will be a final, open-ended group project. The project must explore a methodology or application (and preferably both) not covered in the lectures. The work must not simply reproduce the results of a paper, but explore some new aspect of a problem. I will assist groups in selecting a topic as much as necessary. The project will be judged based on clarity, thoroughness, and originality. The project will be graded based on the following components:
Each group will turn in one product representative of the group. Solutions to homework problems from outside sources may not be used.
All undergraduate and graduate students are expected to abide by the College of Engineering Honor Code as stated in the Student Handbook and the Honor Code Pamphlet.
Students with Disabilities
Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with me during the first two weeks of class. All discussions will remain confidential.