Physics 568: LARGE SCALE DATA ANALYSIS IN PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY, SPRING 2019

 


Instructor:

 

Prof. Alexandre V. Morozov
Office: Serin E266
E-mail: morozov AT physics.rutgers.edu
Phone:  (848) 445-1387

Office hour:  by request   




Lectures:
Monday and Thursday, 10.20 - 11.40 am, SEC-204


Textbooks:  
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Information Science and Statistics) by Christopher M. Bishop.
Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms by David J. C. MacKay.  


Prerequisites:  Basic knowledge of linear algebra and probability theory.


Homework and Exam: One homework per 2-3 weeks. There will be a final take-home exam/project (72 hours, open book, open notes).



The grade is determined according to the following formula: total score = 1/2(final) + 1/2(homework)







Lecture Notes:

Lecture 1 (01/24)   pdf

Lecture 2 (01/28)   pdf

Lecture 3 (01/31)   pdf

Lecture 4 (02/04)   pdf

Lecture 5 (02/07)   pdf

Lecture 6 (02/11)   pdf

Lecture 7 (02/14)   pdf

Lecture 8 (02/18)   pdf

Lecture 9 (02/21)   pdf

Lecture 10 (02/25)   pdf

Lecture 11 (02/28)   pdf

Lecture 12 (03/11)   pdf

Lecture 13 (03/14)   pdf

Lecture 14 (03/15)   pdf

Lecture 15 (03/25)   pdf

Lecture 16 (03/28)   pdf

Lecture 17 (04/01)   pdf

Lecture 18 (04/04)   pdf

Lecture 19 (04/11-04/12)   pdf

Lecture 20 (04/15)   pdf

Lecture 21 (04/18)   pdf



Homework:

Homework 1 (due 02/11): Bishop 3.4, 3.7, 3.12

Homework 2 (due 02/25): Problems

Homework 3 (due 03/11): Problems

Reading Assignment (due 03/14):   Conjugate Gradient and Steepest Descent explained

Reading Assignment (due 03/28):   Deep Learning review

Reading Assignment (due 04/04):   Spin-glass model of neural networks

Reading Assignment (due 04/11):   Neural networks and restricted Boltzmann machines   SI

Homework 4 (due 04/11): Problems

Homework 5 (due 05/02): Problems



Note: NO lectures on Mar. 4 & Mar. 7 10.20 - 11.40 am (APS March Meeting; to be made up later)

Note: Make-up lecture on Mar. 15 1.40 - 3.00 pm, ARC-205

Note: NO lecture on Apr. 8 10.20 - 11.40 am

Note: Make-up lecture on Apr. 12 1.40 - 3.00 pm, ARC-205

Note: NO lectures on Apr. 22 & Apr. 25 10.20 - 11.40 am (to be made up later)




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