CSCI 1950-F: Introduction to Machine Learning, Spring 2011

Brown University Department of Computer Science

Course Information
See the syllabus, and the calendar for details on readings, lectures, and recitations.
The primary course textbook is Machine Learning: A Probabilistic Perspective, in preparation by Prof. Kevin Murphy. Printed copies are available as a reader from the Metcalf Copy Center.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:20pm, CIT room 368.
Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm, CIT room 219.
Professor Erik Sudderth, office hours Mondays from 2:00-4:00pm, CIT room 509.
Graduate Teaching Assistants
Soumya Ghosh, office hours Wednesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm, CIT room 315.
Jason Pacheco, office hours Tuesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm, CIT room 361.
Undergraduate Teaching Assistants
Max Barrows, Head UTA, office hours Sunday-Tuesday evenings at times to be announced, CIT room 227.
William Allen, office hours Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00pm, CIT room 227.
Mailing Lists
The course staff can be reached at cs195fheadtas-at-cs. The primary mailing list for course announcements is Registered students have been automatically added. If desired, you can forward your CS e-mail to another account.
Previous Courses
Fall 2009: CSCI 1950-F: Introduction to Machine Learning, Mark Johnson and Erik Sudderth.
Fall 2006: CS 195-5: Introduction to Machine Learning, Greg Shakhnarovich.


May 2, 2011
The standard office hour schedule will continue through Friday, May 6. Office hours for the weeks of May 9 and May 16 will be held at times to be announced later, via the course mailing list.
March 24, 2011
Additional details regarding the completion of projects for graduate-level credit are now available.
March 14, 2011
For homework 5, students have the option to submit revised solutions to questions 2(b-f) and question 3. Revisions are due Friday, March 18 at 12:00pm. The posted solutions to question 2(a) may be helpful.
February 23, 2011
Due to recent problems with Brown's Matlab license server, the due date for homework 3 has been extended until Friday, Feb. 25 at 12:00pm.
February 16, 2011
Beginning tomorrow, recitations will be held a half hour earlier, from 5:30-6:30pm.
February 14, 2011
The office hour schedule has been updated - see above.
February 8, 2011
A reader containing the course textbook, Machine Learning: A Probabilistic Perspective, is now available for purchase from the Metcalf Copy Center.
February 4, 2011
CS accounts and mailing list subscriptions have been created for all students registered in Banner as of Wednesday, Feb. 2. To get your new account info, run the command ub-new-account in the Useful Box of a department machine. The Sun Lab consultant can help if you have troubles. If you were not registered, register, then e-mail mbarrows-at-cs with your name and banner ID.
February 2, 2011
There have been some changes to the scheduled office hours. See above or the revised syllabus.