Course Description

This is a course on advanced machine learning methods. The students must have taken a graduate-level machine learning course as prerequisite. This is an absolute requirement, you will not be able to follow the course if you have not taken one. This course focuses on developing methodology and theory with many applications from text mining and Web search among others as motivating examples. The format of the course consists of lectures and student presentations. We expect each student to produce interesting research results, hopefully in the form of a publishable paper. This is a demanding course, you are advised to take the course only if you can devote substantial amount of your time.

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