Dimensionality Reduction -- Spring 2010

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This course will review computational methods for reducing the dimensionality of high dimensional data which lie on or near a manifold of low intrinsic dimensionality. Topics will include: linear methods (such as principal components analysis, factor analysis, singular value decomposition); classic visualizations methods (such as multidimensional scaling and its non-metric variants); and more recent methods based on eigenvectors of Laplacians and convex optimization (such as Kernel PCA, Locally Linear Embedding, Isomap and Maximum Variance Unfolding). Both theoretical and algorithmic properties of the methods will be discussed. Coursework will include small scale computational experiments and readings of primary source research papers.


  • First class is Thursday January 21, 1:30-3:20pm in 719Broadway, room 1221.

Instructor: Sam Roweis
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Lectures: Thursdays 1:30-3:20pm, 719 Broadway, Room 1221.
Office Hours: Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm or by appointment, 719 Broadway, Room 1206.

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