George Mason University
  Department of Computer Science

CS780 - Data Mining for Multimedia Data

Dr. Jessica Lin

Fall 2013



Dr. Jessica Lin 

Office: Engineering Building, Room 4419
Phone: 703-993-4693
Email: jessica [AT] cs [DOT] gmu [DOT] edu
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 3-4pm


Innovation Hall 206


INFS 755 or CS 659 (previously CS 750) or equivalent data mining course, or permission of instructor. Some programming skills required.



You will be given reading materials during the class.


Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques, 2nd Edition, Morgan Kauffmann Publishers, March 2006. ISBN 1-55860-901-6.

Course Description:

This course covers advanced techniques for managing, searching, and mining of various types of data such as text, web links, images, time series, video, and audio. Issues related to handling such data will be discussed, including feature selection, high dimensional indexing, interactive search and information retrieval, pattern discovery, and scalability.


Class Participation: 5%
Assignments: 25%
Midterm: 20%
Project: 30%
Take-home Final: 20%

Honor Code Statement

Please be familiar with the GMU Honor Code. In addition, the CS department has its own Honor Code policies. Any deviation from this is considered an Honor Code violation. 

Disability Accommodations

If you are a student with a disability and you need academic accommodations, please see me and contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) at 993-2474, All academic accommodations must be arranged through the ODS.

Tentative Schedule

No Dates Topics Reading Assignment Notes
1 8/29 Introduction / Data Mining Review
2 9/5 Text Mining I
3 9/12 Text Mining II

4 9/19 Text Mining III
5 9/26 Web Mining
6 10/3 Time Series I
7 10/10 Time Series II
8 10/17 Time Series III
9 10/24 TBA
10 10/31 Midterm    
11 11/7 Image I    
12 11/14 Image II     
13 11/21 Video / Audio    
14 11/28 Thanksgiving    
15 12/5 Project Presentation    
16 12/12 Take-Home Final