CSE 572/CBS 572 Data Mining    Spring 2006

Goals:  This course will introduce the state-of-art techniques and representative algorithms of data mining. With the rapid advance of computer and internet technologies, a plethora of  data accumulates. Data will not turn into knowledge no matter how long it is kept. If we can mind nuggets from data, this would add values to what we are currently doing in many areas. Data mining is a process that finds the valuables among the mountains of data, and data warehousing is a process that organizes huge databases for data mining. We will review and examine the present techniques and the theories behind them and explore new and improved techniques for real world data mining applications. The arrangement of the course will encourage active class participation, creative thinking, and hands-on project development among the participants. A course project on some specific aspect of this emerging field will be required for each student to explore some in-depth issue(s) and gain unique data mining experience.

This course consists of the presentations from the instructor and the participants.

Course Line Number:  83774, 43340
Credit Hours: Three
Class Schedule: MW 1:40 PM - 2:55 PM
Classroom:  BYAC 260
Instructor: Dr. Huan Liu  
Course Plan
Telephone:  (480) 727-7349 Email: hliu@asu.edu   TA: Lei Tang, l.tang@asu.edu
Office Hours: MW 3:00 - 3:30pm, 6:00 - 6:30pm or by appointment TA Office Hours: T: 4:30-5:30; Th: 3:10-4:10, BYE214

Prerequisite: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (CSE471 or CSE598) or Introduction to Database Management Systems (CSE412), some system development experience related to data engineering and handling, or consent from the instructor.


Homework: In addition to some regular homework exercises (assignments and quizzess), students are expected to read one research paper each, and present papers. The presenters are expected to conduct discussions, and answering questions.

Project: Students will propose a course project (either research or development type) withing the topics provided and with approval of the instructor. The evaluation of the project consists of proposal presentation, progress report, project presentation and/or demonstration, and a written report.

Textbook: There will also be research papers and other reference books (to be available soon on-line).
    Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques
    Jiawei Han and Micheline Kamber
    Morgan Kaufmman Publishers, 2006

    Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques with JAVA
    Ian H. Witten and Eibe Frank
    Morgan Kaufmman Publishers, 2005, 2nd Edition

    Introduction to Data mining
    Pang-Ning Tan, Michael Steinbach, and Vipin Kumar
    Addison Wesley, 2005

Evaluation Methods (tentative)Homework, quizzes, class participation - 25%, Paper presentation & discussion - 10%, Project - 25% ([5% proposal, 5% progress report, 5% presentation] + 10% [final report&demo]), Exam(s) - 40%.

Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

By Huan Liu

Created on Januray 3, 2006.
Last updated on Feb 22, 2006.