# Syllabus for Machine Learning with Large Datasets 10-605 in Fall 2016

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Notes:

- Homeworks, unless otherwise posted, will be due when the next HW comes out.
- Lecture notes and/or slides will be (re)posted around the time of the lectures.
- Classes are cancelled for Oct 27
**No classes will be held on Nov 24 (Thanksgiving)**

Schedule for 805 projects:

- 11:59pm Sun 10/2: Initial 805 project proposal due.
- 11:59pm Sun 10/16: Final 805 project proposal due.
- This is a revised writeup that will address any comments William raises from the initial proposal.

- 11:59pm Sun 11/13: Midterm 805 project report due.
**1:30-2:50pm Tues 12/6: Project presentations**(in class). One presentation per group, 12minutes per presentation. Please send your slide deck to William by**10am 12/6**(PDF is best).- 11:59pm Sun 12/11: Final 805 project writeup due.

Schedule for lectures and 605 assignments:

- Tues Aug 30, 2016 Overview. Grading policies and etc, History of Big Data, Complexity theory and cost of important operations
- Thurs Sep 1, 2016 Probability Review. Counting for big data and density estimation, streaming Naive Bayes, Rocchio and TFIDF
**Start work on**Assignment 1a: Streaming NB. Writeup.

- Tues Sep 6, 2016 Streaming Naive Bayes. Notes on scalable naive bayes, Local counting in stream and sort
- Thurs Sep 8, 2016 Hadoop Overview. Intro to Hadoop, Hadoop Streaming
**Start work on**Assignment 1b: Streaming NB on Hadoop. Draft at https://autolab.andrew.cmu.edu/courses/10605-f16/assessments/hw1bhadoopnaivebayes/writeup

- Tues Sep 13, 2016 Workflows For Hadoop 1. Scalable classification, Scalable Rocchio and TFIDF, Abstracts for map-reduce algorithms, Joins in Hadoop, TFIDF in Pig, Guinea Pig intro, TFIDF in Guinea Pig
- Thurs Sep 15, 2016 Workflows For Hadoop 2. Similarity joins, Similarity joins with TFIDF, Parallel simjoins
**Start work on**Assignment 2: Naive bayes testing in Guinea Pig, draft at https://autolab.andrew.cmu.edu/courses/10605-f16/assessments/hw2nbwithguineapig/writeup

- Tues Sep 20, 2016 Workflows For Hadoop 3. PageRank in Pig, K-means in Pig, Spark, Systems built on top of Hadoop
- Thurs Sep 22, 2016 Phrase Finding. Phrase-finding in Pig, Other work with phrases
- Tues Sep 27, 2016 SGD and Hash Kernels. Learning as optimization, Logistic regression with SGD, Regularized SGD, Hash kernels for logistic regression
- Thurs Sep 29, 2016 Parallel Perceptrons 1. Also wrapup for SGD, debugging ML algorithms
**Start work on**Assignment 3: scalable SGD at https://autolab.andrew.cmu.edu/courses/10605-f16/assessments/hw3sgd/writeup

- Tues Oct 4, 2016 Parallel Perceptrons 2.
- Thurs Oct 6, 2016 Parallel Perceptrons 3. Structured perceptrons, Interative parameter mixing paper
- Tues Oct 11, 2016 SGD for MF. Matrix factorization, Matrix factorization with SGD, distributed matrix factorization with SGD
- Thurs Oct 13, 2016 Midterm review.
- practice questions for midterm from 2015. This document also references the relevant questions from two previous review sheets:
**Last assignment due**

- Tues Oct 18, 2016 Midterm.
- Thurs Oct 20, 2016 Subsampling a Graph. Sampling a graph, Local partitioning
**Start work on**Assignment 4: Subsampling a Graph with Approximate PageRank, draft at https://autolab.andrew.cmu.edu/courses/10605-f16/assessments/hw4approximatepagerank/writeup

- Tues Oct 25, 2016 Deep Learning 1. Deep learning intro, Deep learning and GPUs, Expressiveness of MLPs, Exploding and vanishing gradients, Modern deep learning models
- Thurs Oct 27, 2016.
**No class.** - Tues Nov 1, 2016 Deep Learning 2. Reverse-mode differentiation, Recursive ANNs, Word2vec
- Thurs Nov 3, 2016 Randomized Algorithms 1. Bloom filters, The countmin sketch
**Start work on**Assignment 5: Autodiff with IPM. This is a new assignment for Fall 2016. View writeup at https://github.com/KarandeepJohar/10605-f16-hw5/blob/master/automatic-reverse-mode.pdf

- Tues Nov 8, 2016 Randomized Algorithms 2. Locality sensitive hashing
- Thurs Nov 10, 2016 Graph Architectures for ML. Graph-based ML architectures, Pregel, Signal-collect, GraphLab, PowerGraph, GraphChi, GraphX
- Tues Nov 15, 2016 SSL on Graphs. Semi-supervised learning intro, Multirank-walk SSL method, Harmonic fields, Modified Adsorption SSL method, MAD with countmin sketches
- Thurs Nov 17, 2016 Unsupervised Learning On Graphs. Spectral clustering, Power iteration clustering, Label propagation for clustering non-graph data, Label propagation for SSL on non-graph data
**Start work on**Assignment 6: Phrase-finding with Spark. Writeup at https://autolab.andrew.cmu.edu/courses/10605-f16/assessments/hw6phrasefindingwithspark/writeup

- Tues Nov 22, 2016 LDA 1. DGMs for naive Bayes, Gibbs sampling for LDA
- Tues Nov 29, 2016 Parameter Servers.
**Start work on**Assignment 7: LDA with a Parameter Server, Writeup at https://autolab.andrew.cmu.edu/courses/10605-f16/assessments/hw7lda/attachments/677

- Thurs Dec 1, 2016 LDA 2. Parallelizing LDA, Fast sampling for LDA, DGMs for graphs
- Tues Dec 6, 2016 Project Reports.
**Last assignment due**

- Thurs Dec 8, 2016 Final Exam. Note that we've posted:
- practice questions from final, 2014
- practice questions for final, 2015
- Comments:
- Most of the exam (approximately 80%) covers material from after the midterm.
- You may bring in
**two**8 1/2 by 11 sheets of paper with notes.