General Info

CPSC 599.44 Machine Learning - General Information


Jörg Denzinger
Email: Phone: (403) 220-5574
Office: ICT 752 Office hours: TR 14:00 - 15:00 or by appointment
Lectures:L01: TR 12:30 - 13:45 in MS 205


Mar. 30, 2020     The following slots are still available:
Apr. 20: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
Apr. 21: 10:00, 13:00, 14:00
Mar. 25, 2020     Here are the days and time slots available for the oral exams. Please email me at least 3 slots (and your ranking of them). Available slots (start times):
Apr. 20: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
Apr. 21: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
Apr. 22: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00
As already communicated to all students, we will do the exams remotely and the University has purchased a license for Zoom ( that allows us to to use it with our UofC credentials. Using it would be my preferred way for doing the exams. A student should let me know if he/she has a problem with that.
Naturally, for the exam a student should be alone in a room with his/her computer, so please take that into account when providing your time slots.
Nov. 3, 2019:     All links working now.
Apr. 29, 2019:     Course web site started. Only this page is available at this time.

Description of the course

This course will present various techniques for learning various kinds of knowledge. This includes concept learning, decision trees and inductive logic programming, as well as reinforcement learning, analogy learning and case-based reasoning. We will also look at several methods for clustering.

In addition to presenting the foundations and basics of a method, we will also point out the components that can be improved using knowledge about the application a learning system is aimed for. This is also reflected in the course assignments that consist of applying a machine learning concept customized to an application area to a given set of experiences in this application area.

Since this is a 599 course, permission of the Department is required. This permission will be granted if a student has successfully taken Computer Science 433 (or is registered in CPSC 433 in Fall 2019). Interested students fulfilling this condition should contact the instructor.


To be determined.

to an explanation of the assessment of the students taking the course.

Last Change: 30/3/2020