In today's information-rich world, finding automatic ways to sift through the wealth of information and to identify the salient patterns is critical. This course will cover knowledge discovery approaches to addressing this issue. By the end of the semester, students will be able to:
This will be a seminar style class where we will read both the book and discuss current papers. In addition, we will have a class-wide project (most likely on the new netflix data where we will aim to improve the prediction of movies that people will enjoy) that we will work on and discuss.
Please note that most of the course material will go on Desire2Learn.