Professor: Dr. Rahman Tashakkori
Office: CAP 127B
Office Phone: 262-7009
Office Hours: MWF 3:00-5:00, and whenever my office door is open.
Class Time/Location: MTWRF 10:20-12:10 pm/Rm 407 CAP.
Lab Location: X-Lab or PC Lab based on availability
Start Date: May 28, 2002 End Date: June 27, 2002, Final Exam: June 27, 2002
Professor's e-mail: email@example.com
Professor's Web Page: http://www.cs.appstate.edu/~rt/
Some of the Topics
the perceptron and linear separable functions
backpropagation, one basic learning algorithm for feedforward networks
variations and improvements of backpropagation
recurrent networks: Hopfield Networks and Boltzmann Machines
self-organizing feature maps
Computer Science - II (CS 2440) and Linear Algebra
Neural Network Design
M. Hagan, H. Demuth, and M. Beale
Publisher: PWS Publishing Company
Building Neural Networks
David M. Skapura
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Matlab's Neural Networks Toolbox Manual.
Additional readings to be distributed during class.
The following grading scale will used in this course:
Exam (1), 30%,
Final exam, 30%,
In-class Assignments and Labs 20%,
Homework 10%, and
Quizzes and class participation %10.
Students are required to attend all classes. All assignments are due before the start of the class on the due date. No assignment will be accepted once the solution is discussed in the classroom. No make-up exams will be given in this course. If you missed an exam due to an "Extreme circumstances" such as illnesses, death of a relative, or problems of this nature, you have to present documents (e.g. a letter from a doctor, a letter from a hospital, or an obituary from the funeral). In the such cases, student's final exam's grade will be used for the missed exam.
All assignments and programs MUST be completed by students individually. You may discuss the assignments and programs among each other but you have to write/edit programs by YOURSELF. Please see the ASU Academic Integrity Policy for a description of the woes that befall a transgressor!
A = 90 to 100
B = 80 to 89
C = 70 to 79
D = 60 to 69
F = Below 60
No incomplete grade will be given. A drop of one letter grade will be applied for every missing 3 classes. Please do not miss any class.
If you have a question send me e-mail at any time, and I will try to reply to your e-mail as soon as possible. I encourage all students to communicate with me using e-mail whenever they have questions. I will set several online office hours at nights and strongly encourage you to take advantage of those hours. I also encourage you to check the announcements page periodically for updates regarding our class, assignments, etc....