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CSE254 / Winter 2011[edit]

This course will be on the game theoretic approach to prediction. Topics covered will be Regret based learning, compression of individual sequences, the Hedge algorithms, learning in repeated games, the boosting game and Adaboost, boosting the margin, Uncountably infinite classes of experts, Blackwell's approachability theorem.


Each week there will be an assignment of 1-2 exercises from one of the books for the course. This will amount to 60% of the grade. The other 40% will be based on a final exam.