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Shai Ben-David


School of Computer Science
Universitys of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1

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Phone: +1 519 888 4567 ext. 37523
Fax: +1 519 885-1208

CS886 Statistical Learning Theory

Time: Fridays, 1pm-4pm
Location: DC 2568
Office hours: Thursdays, 1pm-2pm in DC 1311

Structure of the course and marking

The course is based on lectures by myself. One goal is to get students involved in research. Students will carry out projects, the hope is that some of these projects will result in research papers (in one of the top machine learning venues). However, projects that survey research in some subarea will also be welcome.


We will use the book Machine Learning-From Theory to Algorithms by Shai Ben-David and Shai Shalev-Shwartz for the course. This book is currently under preparation. Introductory chapters can be found here. Additional chapers will be distributed in class.