Neural Machine Learning I

COMP / ELEC / STAT 502, spring 2024


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Class meets: TR 2:30 - 3:45pm, room DCH 1042
This class is based on in-person instruction, subject to changes if Covid-19 measures should require. Classes will not be recorded unless Covid-19 enforces remote instruction.

Instructor: Erzsébet Merényi
email: erzsebet@rice.edu
Office/Phone: MXF 229, 713-348-3595  email preferred
Office hour: by appointment
Preferred window: Tuesday 4:15 - 5:30pm (preliminary)
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You may also come by in this window unannounced but only an appointment ensures that I am there. You can ask for time outside the preferred window, and I will accommodate your request at my earliest possibility but cannot promise to find time immediately.

Teaching Assistant, grader and contact information:
Ziting Tang zt21@rice.edu TA
Advising by TA: by appointment zt21@rice.edu
Preferred window is TBA
Isita Polamarasetti ip22@rice.edu grader


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Last Updated: February 15, 2024


Welcome to biologically inspired neural information processing!
Short course description: Review of major Artificial Neural Network paradigms. Analytical discussion of supervised and unsupervised learning. Emphasis on state-of-the-art Hebbian (biologically most plausible) learning paradigms and their relation to information theoretical methods. Applications to data analysis such as pattern recognition, clustering (information discovery), classification, non-linear PCA, independent component analysis, with examples from image and signal processing and other areas. 


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