## CSE 254: Seminar on Learning Algorithms

** Time **

TuTh 9.30-11 in CSE 2154

** Instructor: **

Sanjoy Dasgupta

Office hours Th 11-1 in CSE 4138

This quarter the theme of CSE 254 is **neurally-inspired unsupervised learning**.

The first few lectures will cover basic technical material.
Thereafter, each class meeting will consist of student presentations.
Each student will present a technical paper (or several papers) in detail.
All seminar participants will discuss the paper and the issues raised
by it.

This is a four unit course in which the work consists of oral
presentations.
The procedure for each student presentation is as follows:

- One week in advance: Finish a draft of Latex/Powerpoint that present clearly the
work in the paper. Make an appointment with me to discuss the draft slides.
And email me the slides.
- Several days in advance: Meet for about one hour to discuss improving the slides,
and how to give a good presentation.
- Day of presentation: Give a good presentation with confidence, enthusiasm, and clarity.
- Less than three days afterwards: Make changes to the slides suggested by the class
discussion, and email me the slides in PDF, two slides per page, for publishing.
Try to make your PDF file less than one megabyte.

Please read, reflect upon, and follow these
presentation
guidelines, courtesy of Prof Charles Elkan. Presentations will be evaluated,
in a friendly way but with high standards, using this
feedback
form.
The schedule of presentations will be determined as much as possible
on Sep 27.
Here is a preliminary list of papers.

If you want to change your presentation date, please arrange a swap
with another student and notify me at least two weeks in advance.