Lecturer Varun Kanade
Hours Monday-Thursday : 10h30-12h30, Friday: 9h00-11h00
Location Lecture Room 7, Information Engineering Building

Note 1. There will be parts of the chapters suggested as reading that you struggle with or may seem not directly related to what we covered in the lecture. I suggest you skip these sections and then only return to them once you've understood the material covered in the lecture and want to increase your understanding further.

Note 2. The notes for the material on multi-armed bandits and online learning with expert advice were scribed by Shaan Desai and Bryn Elesedy. They have not been proof read carefully, and as such should be used as a guide to deciding which section of the book to read.

Lecture Schedule

Date Topic Handouts Reading

05/11/2018 Introduction to Machine Learning
Dimensionality Reduction Kernel PCA
Chap. 1
Chap. 12.2-3
Chap. 1 of this book for SVD
Chap. 14.4.4

06/11/2018 Clustering
Chap., 25.3-5

08/11/2017 Multi-armed Bandits I
[notes pdf]
[notes pdf]
(Sli) Chap. 1

09/11/2017 Multi-armed Bandits II
[notes pdf]
(Sli) Chap. 2, 3

10/11/2017 Experts and Adversarial Bandits
[notes pdf]
(Sli) Chap. 5, 6