CS4850 Spring 2009
Mathematical Foundations for the Information Age
M W F 11:15-12:05 Thurston Hall 203
Announcements Concepts Exams Homework Course Staff Lecture Notes Office Hours Useful Formulas
Todays (April 9) office hours will be moved to 2:30-3:30 due to a conflict. Sorry about the late notice.
Concepts: The course will cover mathematical foundation of modeling and searching of the WWW and other complex networks, discovering trends, data mining, and making recommendations based on user behavior. Topics will include large graphs, random structures, phase transitions, spectral methods, data in high dimensions, Chernoff bounds, generating functions, second order methods.
Homework: Students are encouraged to work together. The only requirement is that you understand everything you turn in.
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Staff: Prof. John Hopcroft -- jeh@cs.cornell*
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Lecture Notes Please let us know if you need a change, or change it in the sign-up sheet in class. Scribe Schedule (note to scribes: please try to combine your notes together to one set of notes per class).
Prof. Hopcroft