Theory and Applications of Data Mining(Spring 2019)

Meeting Time and Location:
Th 4:30 pm - 7:10 pm , Innovation Hall 134

Instructor: Prof. Daniel Barbará.
Email: dbarbara (at) gmu (dot) edu
Office: = Eng. Bldg 4420
Office hour: by appointment

Graduate TA: TBA

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(The credentials for this page will be given in the first lecture; I don't send them by e-mail)

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts in Data Mining

Concepts and techniques in data mining and multidisciplinary applications. Topics include databases; data cleaning and transformation; concept description; association and correlation rules; data classification and predictive modeling; performance analysis and scalability; data mining in advanced database systems, including text, audio, and images; and emerging themes and future challenges.

Prerequisites: CS 310 and STAT 344

If you have taken CS 659 or 750 (or INFS 755), then you will not receive credit for CS 584


Class Attendance
Required.  Please arrive on time.  I expect to start at 4:30 sharp; Please participate in class! Ask questions if there is something you don't understand.

Grading Policies
There will also be written homeworks, a final project, a in-class midterm exam, and a final exam. Both the final and midterm are open-book and open-notes. Missed exams must be arranged with the instructor BEFORE the exam.  Documentation of the illness (doctor's note) is required.  No early exams will be given and make-up exams are strongly discouraged.

End-of-semester numeric scores will be weighted as follows (tentative plan): In order to obtain an A, your final score should be at least 90. A total score of 49 or less will result in an F.

Late Policy

Late homework will be accepted with a penalty of 20% per day within 3 days after deadlines and will not be accepted three days after due, unless under prearranged conditions.

Honor Code
You are expected to abide by the honor code.  All assignments and exams are individual efforts. Please refer to Computer Science Department Honor CodeAny violation of the honor code will result in a zero of the assignment/exam, and may result in an F for the class.

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