Class Schedule

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Date Topic Assignment
Aug 30Intro to Neural Nets
Sep 06Cognitive Modeling Personal ads due.
Evolutionary Algorithms
Sep 13Deep Learning
Reinforcement Learning
Sep 20Neuroevolution Homework 1 (DL/Backpropagation) assigned.
Game Playing Homework 2 (RL/Neuroevolution) assigned.
Sep 27Self-Organizing Maps
Computational Neuroscience
Oct 04Brain Organization Topic talk proposals due.
Neurons and Synapses
Oct 11Subsymbolic Artificial Intelligence Homework 1 (DL/Backpropagation) due.
Review Homework 2 (RL/Neuroevolution) due.
Oct 18Exam Practice questions
Oct 25Image Processing (Humberto, Vance)
Video Processing (Caleb, Dongguang, Tiffany)
Nov 01Generative Adversarial networks (Joshua, Santiago)
Cross-domain Image Generation (Kartik, Prateek, Subham)
Nov 08Policy Search RL (Abhinav, Thomas, Tianyi) Project proposals due
Actor-Critic RL (Manu, Pratyush, Venkata)
Nov 15Multitask Learning (Aditya, Tanya)
Transfer Learning (Ginevra, Prabhat)
Nov 21No Class (TG)
Nov 29Neural Network Hardware (Sangkug)
General Intelligence (Aastha, Paul)
Dec 05Project talks & Class Evaluation
12:45 Multitask Learning in Multi-Modal Tasks (Aditya, Tanya)
1:00 General Video Game Playing (Aastha, Paul, Tiffany)
1:15 Learning Action Frequencies in Poker (Abhinav, Tianyi)
1:30 Deep Dream with Image Captioning (Humberto, Vance)
1:45 Cross-domain Image Generation (Kartik, Prateek, Subham)
2:00 Optimizing Training with Images (Joshua, Santiago)
2:15 Coffee Break
2:30 Saving Energy by Utilizing Sparsity (Sangkug)
2:45 Planning in Reinforcement Learning (Thomas)
3:00 Adding Vision to Actor-Critic RL (Manu, Pratyush, Venkata)
3:15 NEAT+Policy Gradients (Ginevra, Prabhat)
3:30 Transfer Learning with Progressive Networks (Caleb, Dongguang)
3:45 Class Evaluation
Dec 20 Project papers due.
9am CST
Dec 24Tournament Results announced
Sat Nov 18 14:58:51 CST 2017