CIS 4523/5523: Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
Spring 2024

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Instructors Information

Instructor: Prof. Zoran Obradovic
Office: 386 SERC, 1925 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215.204.6265
Office Hours: Thursday 4:00 - 5:00 pm and by appointment

TA: Hussain Otudi, Email:
Office Hours: Monday 10:00am-12:00pm and by appointment

Meeting Times

Location: Tuttleman 302

Time: Thursday: 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Course Description

Prerequisites: MATH 2043 and (CIS 2166 or MATH 2101 or ENGR 2011) and (MATH 3031 or ECE 3522 or STAT 2103 or BIOL 3312) and (CIS 1051 or CIS 1057 or CIS 1068).

Basic concepts and techniques for the automated extraction of interesting patterns in large databases. Topics covered include: association-rule mining, sequence mining, web and text mining, data warehousing, information filtering, classification and clustering analysis, Bayesian and neural networks, classification and regression trees, hypotheses evaluation, feature extraction, dimensionality reduction, singular value decomposition, data compression and reconstruction, visualization of large data sets, fractals in databases, and indexing methods that support efficient data mining and queries by content. Special emphasis is given in multimedia, business, scientific, and medical databases. Note: Students may not receive credit for both CIS 5523 and CIS 4523.

Important Dates

Midterm Exam: March 21st, 2024

Mini Lectures Presentation: March 28th, April 4th, and April 11th, 2024

Research Project Report: May 2nd, 2024

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