Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2022


COMP 559 001 (CRN: 25752)


Department: Computer Science
Instructor: Lopes da Silva, Arlei
Meeting: 2:30PM - 3:45PM TR DCH 1070 (10-JAN-2022 - 22-APR-2022) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Section Max Enrollment: 50
Section Enrolled: 15
Enrollment data as of: 29-NOV-2023 3:39PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
Description: This course will overview both traditional and more recent graph-based machine learning algorithms. Graphs show up in machine learning in many forms. Oftentimes, the input data can be naturally represented as a graph, such as for relational learning tasks applied to social networks and graph kernels applied to chemical data. Other times, graphs are just a framework to express some intrinsic structure in the data, such as for graphical models and non-linear embedding. In both cases, recent advances in representation learning (or graph embedding) and deep learning have generated a renewed interest in machine learning on graphs. At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to: (1) identify the appropriate graph-based machine learning algorithm for a given problem; (2) extend existing algorithms to solve new related problems; and (3) recognize some of the key research challenges in the field. The course will be a mixture of lectures, a research paper presentation, homework assignments (including programming), and a hands-on class project. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate-level linear algebra and undergraduate-level probability and statistics