The material for this course will be based on previous years, when the course was taught by Godfried Toussaint. Please follow this link to get more information. previous cs644 .

Please note that only the course material from the above link is relevant. I have asked the library to place these books on reserve, for optional reading (it is not necessary to buy them, since the course will be based on web material almost exclusively):
Richard O. Duda and Peter E. Hart and David G. Stork, Pattern Classification
Nils J. Nilsson, The Mathematical Foundations of Learning Machines
David J. Marchette, Random Graphs for Statistical Pattern Recognition

Grading scheme

Nobody complained about the tentative scheme, so here it is: