Class 
Day 
Date 
Topic 
Readings 
Due 
1 
M 
08/24/2009 
Introduction 
Mitchell, Chap. 1 

2 
W 
08/26/2009 
Introduction 
Schaeffer96;
Schaeffer07


3 
F 
08/28/2009 
Introduction 


4 
M 
08/31/2009 
Concept Learning 
Mitchell, Chap. 2 

5 
W 
09/02/2009 
Concept Learning 


6 
F 
09/04/2009 
Concept Learning 

HW1 
 
M 
09/07/2009 
Labor Day 


7 
W 
09/09/2009 
Decision Tree Learning 
Mitchell, Chap. 3 

8 
F 
09/11/2009 
Decision Tree Learning 


9 
M 
09/14/2009 
Decision Tree Learning 


10 
W 
09/16/2009 
Neural Networks 
Mitchell, Chap. 4 

11 
F 
09/18/2009 
Neural Networks 

HW2 
12 
M 
09/21/2009 
Evaluating Hypotheses 
Mitchell, Chap. 5 

13 
W 
09/23/2009 
Evaluating Hypotheses 
Provost98 

14 
F 
09/25/2009 
Evaluating Hypotheses 


15 
M 
09/28/2009 
Bayesian Learning 
Mitchell, Chap. 6 

16 
W 
09/30/2009 
Bayesian Learning 


17 
F 
10/02/2009 
Bayesian Learning 

HW3 
18 
M 
10/05/2009 
Learning Theory 
Mitchell, Chap. 7 

19 
W 
10/07/2009 
Learning Theory 


20 
F 
10/09/2009 
EXAM I 


21 
M 
10/12/2009 
Learning Theory 


22 
W 
10/14/2009 
Kernelbased Methods 
Muller01 

23 
F 
10/16/2009 
Kernelbased Methods 

HW4 
24 
M 
10/19/2009 
Instancebased Learning 
Mitchell, Chap. 8 

25 
W 
10/21/2009 
Ensemble Methods 
Dietterich00 

26 
F 
10/23/2009 
Ensemble Methods 


27 
M 
10/26/2009 
Genetic Algorithms 
Mitchell, Chap. 9 

28 
W 
10/28/2009 
Learning Rule Sets 
Mitchell, Chap. 10 

29 
F 
10/30/2009 
Learning Rule Sets 

HW5 
30 
M 
11/02/2009 
Learning Rule Sets 


31 
W 
11/04/2009 
Graphbased Learning 
Cook00 

32 
F 
11/06/2009 
Graphbased Learning 

Project Team Registration 
33 
M 
11/09/2009 
Reinforcement Learning 
Mitchell, Chap. 13 

 
W 
11/11/2009 
Veteran's Day 


34 
F 
11/13/2009 
Reinforcement Learning 

HW6, Project Initial Entry 
35 
M 
11/16/2009 
Current Issues 

Presentation Proposal 
36 
W 
11/18/2009 
Conclusions 


37 
F 
11/20/2009 
EXAM II 


 
M 
11/23/2009 
Thanksgiving Vacation 


 
W 
11/25/2009 
Thanksgiving Vacation 


 
F 
11/27/2009 
Thanksgiving Vacation 


38 
M 
11/30/2009 
Student Presentations 
Papers 
Critique 
39 
W 
12/02/2009 
Student Presentations 
Papers 
Critique 
40 
F 
12/04/2009 
Student Presentations 
Papers 
Critique 
41 
M 
12/07/2009 
Student Presentations 
Papers 
Critique 
42 
W 
12/09/2009 
Student Presentations 
Papers 
Critique 
43 
F 
12/11/2009 
Student Presentations 
Papers 
Critique 
 
W 
12/16/2009 


Project 