Some of the Topics
The perceptrons 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, Addison Wesley
Matlab's Neural Networks Toolbox Manual. Available in PDF format on the web page of the course.
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 10%,
Assignments 20%, and
Quizzes and class participation %10.
Students are required to attend all classes. Each missing class will result in a 3 points drop of the overall final grade. A student with more than 5 missing classes will receive an F for the course.
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 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 92.99 A = 93 to 100
B- = 80 to 82.99 B = 83 to 86.99 B+ = 87 to 89.99
C- = 70 to 72.99 C = 73 to 76.99 C+ = 77 to 79.99
D- = 60 to 62.99 D = 63 to 66.99 D+ = 67 to 69.99
Below 60 is an F.
No incomplete grade will be given.
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.