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CSCI-4390/6390: Data Mining, Fall 2016

Class Time: TF 10-11:50AM
Room: Low 3051
Instructor Office Hours: TF 12-1PM, Lally 307

TA: Yu Chen
TA Office Hours: Mon 4-5pm in AE119, and Thurs 4-5pm in AE 127
TA Contact:



  • Sep 5: Assign1 has been posted; due date is 13th Sep, Tue, just before midnight.
  • Aug 31: Piazza invitations were sent out. If you did not get it, sign up on your own by clicking on the link.
  • Aug 26: Course website is up, with the syllabus and tentative calendar. We will use the Piazza site for discussions and Q&A; an invitation to sign-up on Piazza will be sent later.

Calendar & Lecture Notes

A tentative sequence of topics to be covered in the classes; changes are likely as the course progresses.

Day: Date Topic Readings Lectures
T: Aug 30 Data Mining and Analysis: Intro Chapter 1 lecture1.pdf
F: Sep 2 Algebraic and Probabilistic Views Chapter 1 lecture2.pdf
T: Sep 6 Numeric Attributes Chapter 2 lecture3.pdf
F: Sep 9 Numeric Attributes & Dimensionality Reduction I Chapter 2 and 7 lecture4.pdf
T: Sep 13 Dimensionality Reduction II Chapter 7 lecture5.pdf
F: Sep 16 Kernels Chapter 5 lecture6.pdf
T: Sep 20 High Dimensional Data Analysis Chapter 6 lecture7.pdf
F: Sep 23 Linear Discriminant Analysis Chapter 20 lecture8.pdf
T: Sep 27 Classification: Bayes Classifier & Categorical Data Chapter 3, 18 lecture9.pdf
F: Sep 30 Decision Trees Chapter 19 lecture10.pdf
T: Oct 4 SVMs Chapter 21
F: Oct 7 EXAM I
T: Oct 11 NO CLASS (Mon Schedule)
F: Oct 14 Classification Evaluation I Chapter 22
T: Oct 18 Regression: Linear Regression Chapter 22
F: Oct 21 Logistic Regression
T: Oct 25 Neural Networks I
F: Oct 28 Neural Networks II
T: Nov 1 Clustering: KMeans/EM Clustering Chapter 13
F: Nov 4 Hierarchical & Density-based Clustering Chapter 14, 15
T: Nov 8 EXAM II
F: Nov 11 Spectral & Graph Clustering Chapter 16
T: Nov 15 Cluster Evaluation Chapter 17
F: Nov 18 Frequent Pattern Mining: Itemset Mining Chapters 8,9
T: Nov 22 Graph Mining Chapter 11
F: Nov 25 NO CLASS (Thanksgiving Break)
T: Nov 29 Pattern Assessment Chapter 12
F: Dec 2 Graph Analysis I Chapter 4
T: Dec 6 Graph Analysis II & Wrapup Chapter 4
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