Week 
Date 
Day 
Lecture 
Topic and
(Video for Registered Students)

Due 
1 
Jan 14 
Monday 
1

Concentration of Measure (L) 

Jan 16 
Wednesday 
2

Concentration of Measure (L,A)


2 
Jan 21 
Monday 

No class  Martin Luther King day


Jan 23 
Wednesday 
3

Concentration of Measure (A)

Hwk 1 is out 
3 
Jan 28 
Monday 
4

Function Spaces (L)


Jan 30 
Wednesday 
5

Nonparametric Density Estimation (L)


4 
Feb 4 
Monday 
6

Nonparametric Density Estimation, Classification (L,A)


Feb 6 
Wednesday 
7

Nonparametric Classification (A)

Hwk 1 due Friday

5 
Feb 11 
Monday 
8

Nonparametric Regression (L)


Feb 13 
Wednesday 
9

RKHS (L)

Hwk 2 out
/ Project proposals due Friday /
/
[hwk2 hint]

6 
Feb 18 
Monday 
10

Minimax Theory (A)


Feb 20 
Wednesday 
11

Minimax Theory (A)


7 
Feb 25 
Monday 
12

Minimax Theory (L)


Feb 27 
Wednesday 
13

Nonparametric Bayes (L)

Hwk 2 due Friday

8 
Mar 4 
Monday 
14

Model Selection (A)


Mar 6 
Wednesday 

Midterm
exam

Hwk3 out

9 
Mar 11 
Monday 

Spring break; no class 
Mar 13 
Wednesday 

10 
Mar 18 
Monday 
15

Simulation (L)


Mar 20 
Wednesday 
16

Simulation (L)

Hwk 3 due Friday

11 
Mar 25 
Monday 
17

Random Projections (A)


Mar 27 
Wednesday 
18

JL Lemma and RIP (A)

Project progress report (Due Friday)

12 
Apr 1 
Monday 
19

Convexity and Optimization (A)


Apr 3 
Wednesday 
20

Sparsity and Lasso (A)

Hwk4 out

13 
Apr 8 
Monday 
21

Graphical Models (L)
 
Apr 10 
Wednesday 
22

Graphical Models (L)


14 
Apr 15 
Monday 
23

Dimensionality reduction:PCA (A)


Apr 17 
Wednesday 
24

Dimensionality reduction: Manifolds (L)

Hwk5 out 
15 
Apr 22 
Monday 
25

Clustering (L)


Apr 24 
Wednesday 
26

Clustering (L)


16 
Apr 29 
Monday 
27

Student project spotlights 
Spotlights schedule

May 1 
Wednesday 
28

Student project spotlights 
Hwk5 (Due Friday) 
Final
projects due
Monday, May 6
