CS4850 Spring 2010
Mathematical Foundations for the Information Age
M W F 11:15-12:05 Thurston Hall 203
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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. You can either hand in the homework in class or submit on CMS.
Course
Staff: Prof. John Hopcroft -- jeh@cs.cornell*
Vasilis Syrgkanis, TA -- vasilis@cs.cornell*
Navin Sivakumar, TA -- ns257@cornell*
Cameron Allen, TA -- cpa9@cornell*
Brian Liu, TA
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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. (note to scribes: please try to combine your notes together to one set of notes per class). Please sent the lecture notes (preferred in PDF format) to Vasilis Syrgkanis. Remember to mention Lecture number and date. Write your names on the scribe notes.
Office hours for CS4850 have ended. If you need to contact someone send email to cs4850-staff-l@cs.cornell.edu
Prof. Hopcroft Wednesday 3pm-4pm
Vasilis Syrgkanis Thursday 3pm-4pm, Upson 5132
Navin Sivakumar Tuesday 3pm-4pm, Rhodes 657
Cameron Allen Tuesday 12-1pm, Upson 328B cancelled Tuesday May4
Brian Liu Thursday 2-3pm, Upson 328B