Algorithms in Nature 02317, Fall 2013

Ziv Bar-Joseph (8006 Gates Hillman Complex, Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University) zivbj@cs.cmu.edu

Saket Navlakha (8229 Gates Hillman Complex, Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University) navlakha@cs.cmu.edu

 

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Date
Instructor
Lecture Topics
Slides Download
Homeworks
08/26
Ziv

Bi-directional studies, overview

Lecture 1
08/28
Ziv

Introduction to biology

Lecture 2
08/30
Ziv
Introduction to distributed computing
Lecture 3
09/02

Labor Day: No Class

09/04
Ziv

Regression

Lecture 4
09/06

Jewish New Year: No Class

09/09
Ziv

Neural Networks I

Lecture 5
PS1 out [Answers]
09/11
Ziv

Neural Networks II

09/13
Saket

Dimensionality Reduction

Lecture 6
09/16
Saket

Non-negative matrix factorization

Lecture 7
09/18
Ziv

Optimization and Search

Lecture 8
09/20
Ziv

Genetic Algorithms I

Lecture 9
09/23
Ziv

Genetic Algorithms II

PS1 due, PS2 out [Answers]
09/25
Saket

Ant Algorithms I

Lecture 10
09/27
Saket

Ant Algorithms II

Lecture 11
09/30
Ziv

Maximum Independent Set (MIS)

Lecture 12
10/02
Ziv

Lateral inhibition

Lecture 13
10/04
Ziv

MIS and SOP

Lecture 14
10/07
Ziv

Steiner Trees

Lecture 15
PS2 due
10/09
Ziv

Slime Mold Design

Lecture 16
10/11
Saket

Network Growth Models

Lecture 17
Presentation topic (paper) due
10/14

No Class

10/16

No Class

10/18

No Class

10/21
Saket

Pruning Algorithms

10/23
Saket

Robustness I

Lecture 19
10/25

No Class

10/28
Saket

Robustness II

10/30
Saket

Discussion of possible course projects

Lecture 21
11/01

No Class

Project proposal due
11/04
Ziv

Alan Shteyman - Slime mold uses an externalized spatial "memory" to navigate in complex environments

Lecture 22
11/06
Ziv

Barbara Sanchez - Cell-cycle regulation of NOTCH signaling during C. elegans vulval development

Lecture 23
11/08
Ziv

Patrick Ropp - Firefly-inspired Heartbeat Synchronization in Overlay Networks

11/11
Saket

Siddharth Gurdasani - Space Partitioning Without Territoriality in Gannets

Lecture 25
11/13
Ziv

Xinyu Miao - Evolutionary Tradeoffs between Economy and Effectiveness in Biological Homeostasis Systems

11/15
Ziv, Saket

Jose Juan Tapia V. - Information transduction capacity of noisy biochemical signaling networks

Lecture 27
11/18
Ziv, Saket

Yilei Cai - One Rule to Grow Them All: A General Theory of Neuronal Branching and Its Practical Application

Lecture 28
11/20
Ziv, Saket

Easwaran Ramamurthy - Convergent acoustic field of view in echolocating bats

Lecture 29
11/22
Saket

Rui Xin - A quantitative theory of immediate visual recognition

11/25
Ziv, Saket

Wenzhu Lin - Hierarchical models of object recognition in cortex

11/27

Thanksgiving: No Class

11/29

Thanksgiving: No Class

12/02
Ziv

Santosh Bhavani - Humans perform semi-supervised classification, too

12/04

Poster Session (4th floor GHC lobby near 4405 and Rashid Auditorium)

12/09

Deadline for project reports

 

Last Updated: 08/18/2013