CS 536 - Data Mining

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General Information

Instructor: Dr. Asim Karim
E-mail: akarim at lums
Office hours: 2.00 - 3.00 PM MWF
Office: 132
Phone ext: 2132

Class coordinates: MW 10.15 - 11.30 AM in A-9

TA: Zeeshan ul-Hassan (zeeshan@lums.edu.pk)
TA office hours: 2.00 - 4.00 PM Tue and Thu


Data mining or the discovery of knowledge in large datasets has created a lot of interest in the database and data engineering communities in recent years.  The tremendous increase in the generation and collection of data has highlighted the urgent need for systems that can extract useful and actionable knowledge from large datasets. This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the data mining process; built theoretical and conceptual foundations of key data mining tasks such as association rules mining, classification and clustering; discuss analysis and implementation of algorithms; and introduce major research sub-areas such as text mining and web mining. Students will get hands on experience through the implementation of algorithms and use of software tools in exercises.  Selected research papers will also be discussed in class to supplement the text book material. For details, please see the course outline.



September 1
Welcome to the course. Regularly check this page for announcements and updates. Check the resource page for web links on data mining. Start thinking about a project for the course.

September 8
There will be a quiz on Wednesday. The handout for assignment 1 has been posted on the assignments page.

September 11
Quiz 1 solution posted.

September 17
Project handout has been posted to the assignments/project page. Project proposal is due Sep. 24, but you need to talk to me or Zeeshan before then.

September 18
The resources page has been updated. Please spend time checking out the links. They would help in your project.

September 23
Quiz 2 solution has been posted. Your project proposals are due tomorrow at start of class.

September 26
Assignment 2 has been posted. It is due by 5.00PM on October 6.

October 6
Quiz 3 solution posted.

October 13
Assignment 3 has been posted. It is due two weeks from today.

October 19
Midterm exam solution posted (on Quizzes page).

October 22
Quiz 4 solution posted.

October 28
Assignment 2 solution has been posted. Please read the solution carefully. A few papers on clustering algorithms have been posted.

November 3
Assignment 3 solution posted. My new office hours are: 2.00 - 3.00 PM MWF. Project report is due on Nov. 7 at 12 noon. Project presentations have been cancelled. The points for presentation will be added to the report. The weightage of project has been increased to 15% and that of assignments reduced to 15%.

November 5
Solution for quiz 5 posted. Grading scheme for assignment 2 posted. Please look at the grading scheme and solution before seeing me for a re-check. Project report is due by 11.59PM on Nov. 7 (change in time).

November 18
Final exam solution posted on Quizzes page.

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