Statistical Machine Learning
Lectures are Monday and Wednesday 10:15-11:30 in Mondi 2 (except Oct 22: big seminar room, office building west)
Recitations are Wednesdays, 11:45-12:30 in Mondi 2
Instructors: Christoph Lampert
Teaching Assistant: Nikola Konstantinov,   Mary Phuong,   Amelie Royer

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Schedule (tentative, all dates are estimates)

Date Lecture Topic Notes Assignments
Oct 08 Mon 1 - A Practical Introduction PDF (updated 15/10/18) handout: exercise sheet 1: PDF
data: wine-train.txt, wine-test.txt
Oct 10 Wed self-study (Christoph traveling) e.g. refresh probability: PDF  
Oct 15 Mon 2 - Bayesian Decision Theory,
Generative Probabilitistic Models
PDF handout: exercise sheet 2: PDF  
Oct 17 Wed 3 - Discriminative Probabilistic Models,
Maximum Margin Classifiers
Oct 22 Mon 4 - Generalized Linear Classifiers, Optimization PDF handout: exercise sheet 3 PDF  
Oct 24 Wed 5 - More optimization; Model Selection PDF
Oct 29 Mon tbd (Christoph traveling)   data: Xtrain.txt, Ytrain.txt
handout: exercise sheet 4 PDF. Note: Exercise 5 has been updated after the Oct 31 recitation. 
Oct 31 Wed 6 - Overfitting/Underfitting/Regularization PDF
Nov 05 Mon 7 - Learning Theory I slides: PDF (new),
notes: PDF
handout: exercise sheet 5 PDF

Nov 07 Wed 8 - Learning Theory II: misc slides: PDF  
Nov 12 Mon 9 - Structured Prediction I slides: PDF handout: PDF final project (direct link)
Nov 14 Wed 10 - Structured Prediction II slides: PDF (new)  
Nov 19 Mon 11 - Structured Prediction III slides: PDF
Nov 21 Wed 12 - Structured Prediction IV slides: PDF  


[1] Christopher Bishop: Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, Springer, 2007.
[2] Mohri, Rostamizadeh, Talwalkar: Foundations of Machine Learning, MIT Press, 2012.
[3] Shalev-Shwartz, Ben-David: Understanding Machine Learning: From Theory to Algorithms, Cambridge University Press, 2014.
[4] Hal Daume III: A Course in Machine Learning, online.
[5] Hal Daume III: Mathematics for Machine Learning, online.
[6] ... and many others

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