CS 778 – Topics in Neural Networks and Machine Learning

Readings

 

Hopfield Networks

Required: Hopfield and Tank

Optional: Hopfield Chapter

Slides: Hopfield

 

Boltzmann Machines

Required: Original Boltzmann

Optional:

Slides: Boltzmann

 

Speech Recognition

Required:

Speech Overview

HMM and Speech

Multcons Hopfield Extensions

Multcons Slides

 

Active Learning

Required: Improving Generalization with Active Learning

Optional: Survey Paper

 

Bayesian Model Averaging

Required: Bayesian Model Averaging and Overfitting

Optional: Statistics Field Survey Paper

 

Spiking Neural Networks

Required: Spiking Overview - Chapter 2 required, other chapters optional

Required: SpikeProp Paper

 

Ripper Rule Learning Algorithm

Required: Ripper

Optional: Mitchell, T., Machine Learning, Ch. 10.1-10.3

 

Feature Selection: Filters and Wrappers, etc.

Required: Wrappers and Filters

Optional: Overview of Feature Selection

 

Kalman Filters and Extensions

Required: Kalman Filter Overview - pp. 15-37 required, other optional

Optional: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalman_filter

Optional: Training Neural Networks with the Extended Kalman Filter

 

Non-Linear Dimensionality Reduction

Required: Kernel PCA Algorithm

Optional: Longer Version Kernel PCA Algorithm Paper

Optional: Overview Paper of Manifold Learning (Non-Linear Dimensionality Reduction)

 

Bias/Variance Decomposition

Required: Bias Plus Variance Decomposition for Zero-One Loss Functions

 

Unsupervised Learning/Clustering

Required: Clustering Overview

Required: Incremental Concept Formation/Conceptual Clustering/Cobweb

 

Slides for study:

Cobweb

Rule Learning