Class Schedule

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Date Topic Assignment
Aug 27Intro to Neural Nets
Sep 03Competitive Learning, Self-Organizing Maps Personal ads due.
Perceptrons Homework 1 (Self-Organizing Maps) assigned.
Sep 10Backpropagation
Deep Learning
Sep 17No Class Homework 1 (Self-Organizing Maps) due.
Homework 2 (Backpropagation) assigned.
Sep 24Reinforcement Learning
Oct 01Game Playing Homework 2 (Backpropagation) due.
Subsymbolic Artificial Intelligence
Oct 08Practice questions
Oct 15Biological Neural Nets Topic talk proposals due.
Biological Modeling: The Visual Cortex
Oct 22Sabarish and Srinivasan: Committee machines
Oct 29Richard and Ruohan: Function Approximation in Reinf. LearningHomework 3 (Game Agents) assigned.
Chenhan and Lixun: Robot Control With Neuroevolution
Nov 05David, Josiah, Xiaorong: High-level Robot Behavior
Barry and Jimmy: Multi-agent behaviorProject proposals due
Nov 12Alex, Elliot, Mark: Transfer LearningHomework 3 (Game Agents) due (Results)
Jacob and Yun: Combining Learning and Evolution
Nov 19Ankita and Venketaram: Language Representations
Joel and Woody: Time Series Analysis
Nov 26Kaivan and Pulkit: Text document Processing
Andrew and Hunter: Sentiment Analysis
Dec 03Project talks & Class Evaluation
9:00 Chenhan, Lixun: NeuroRobotic Arm Collision Free Trajectory Planning
9:12 David, Josiah, Xiaorong: Evolving Petri Nets for Robot Control
9:24 Jacob and Yun: Combining Learning and Evolution
9:36 Barry and Jimmy: Multiagent Coordination
9:48 Richard and Ruohan: Understanding Deep Reinforcement Learning
10:00 Alex, Elliot, Mark: Knowledge Transfer in Neuroevolution Game Playing
10:12 Coffee Break
10:30 Joel and Woody: Stock-Market Prediction
10:42 Ankita and Venketaram: Topic Modeling
10:54 Sabarish and Srinivasan: Tweet Recommendation Based on User Interest
11:06 Kaivan and Pulkit: Movie Prediction System using IMDB data and Self Organizing Maps
11:18 Andrew and Hunter: Sentiment Analysis
11:30 Class Evaluation
Dec 15 Project papers due.
11am CST
Tue Nov 25 00:05:49 CST 2014