All recitations will be on Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 pm, in Gates Hillman Center 8102 unless otherwise noted. We will hold the second recitation if sufficient people request it, which will be on Thursdays 5:00-7:00 pm (NSH 1305). We will announce here and send out an email to the class mailing list if we hold the extra recitation hour.

Wed, Aug. 6:00-8:00 pm (Joey)

Matlab Tutorial

I will give a brief introduction to Matlab. If you have a laptop with Matlab you are encouraged to bring it (although it is not necessary). You can obtain matlab from MyAndrew . I will post my notes along with previous matlab recitation materials on this page after recitation.

VPN Setup

To run matlab from off campus you will need to setup CiscoVPN which can be obtained here. If you have problems, please contact the CMU help center.

Recitation Materials

  • The dice example along with the basic syntax tutorial presented in recitation.
  • A code tutorial from previous years.
  • A slide presentation reviewing matlab and some basic syntax (from a previous year). pretty_matlab_pres.pdf

Wed, Sep. 2 6:00-8:00 pm (Oznur)

Probability statistics and graphical models .

Recitation Materials

Wed, Sep. 9 6:00-8:00 pm (Joseph)

In this recitation I reviewed factor graphs and variable elimination. I also briefly discussed continuous distributions and convexity.

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Wed, Sep. 16 6:00-8:00 pm (Oznur)

Mutinomials, Dirichlet,Model Selection .

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Wed, Sep. 23 6:00-8:00 pm (Joey)

Linear Regression and Regularization.

Recitation Materials

I will be posting recitation materials a few minutes before recitation.

Wed, Sep. 30 6:00-8:00 pm (Oznur)

Mutlivariate Gaussians and Logistic regression.

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Wed, Oct. 14 6:00-8:00 pm (Joey)

Logistic Regression, Principal Component Analysis, Gibbs Sampling

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Wed, Oct. 21 6:00-8:00 pm (Oznur)

Decision Trees, Bagging, Random Forest

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Wed, Nov. 4 6:00-8:00 pm (Joey)

PAC Learning and VC Dimension

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Wed, Nov. 11 6:00-8:00 pm (Oznur)

Midterm overview and AdaBoost

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Wed, Nov. 18 6:00-8:00 pm (Joey)

Support Vector Machines and the Kernel Trick

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