Mining Massive Data Sets
The course will discuss data mining and machine learning algorithms for analyzing very large amounts of data. The emphasis will be on Map Reduce as a tool for creating parallel algorithms that can process very large amounts of data.
Important course information will be posted on this web page and announced in class. You are responsible for all material that appears here and should check this page for updates frequently.
- 1/5: The first class will be held at 9:30am on Tuesday, January 7, in NVidia Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center.
We look forward to seeing you there!
- 1/5: There will be 2 optional recitation sessions for CS 246 this year. They will review basic material on Probability and Linear Algebra that you should have seen in prior coursework. The respective recitations will be held on Friday, January 10, 4:15-5:30pm (Probability), and Monday, January 13, 4:15-5:30pm (Linear Algebra) in Gates B03.
- 1/5: Homework 0 has been posted. Due 1/14.
- 1/7: The Gradiance quiz on MapReduce has been released. Due 1/10 at 23:59.
- 1/8: Ashley's office hours on 1/15 will be from 4:15-6:15pm.
- 1/9: Homework 1 has been released. Due on 1/23 at 9:30 AM (max 1 late period allowed).
- 1/10: We're posting a different version of Homework 0 with another way of creating an Eclipse project.
- 1/7: The Gradiance quiz on Association Rules has been released. Due 1/17 at 23:59.
- 1/13: Ashwin's OH are being permanently moved to Tuesday from 12-2pm in Gates 24B.
- 1/20: Neeraj's OH will be held in the basement of Huang on 1/20 due to the univerity holiday. They'll still be from 11am-1pm.
- 1/23: The Gradiance quiz on LSH has been released. Due 1/24 at 23:59.
- 1/23: Homework 2 has been released. Due on 2/6 at 9:30 AM (max 1 late period allowed).
- 1/24: The Gradiance quiz on SVD and Clustering has been released. Due 1/31 at 23:59.
- 1/31: The Gradiance quiz on Recommender systems has been released. Due 2/7 at 23:59.
- 2/5: Please fill out the mid-quarter survey to give us feedback on the course!
- 2/6: Homework 3 has been released. Due on 2/20 at 9:30 AM (max 1 late period allowed).
- 2/7: The Gradiance quiz on PageRank has been released. Due 2/14 at 23:59.
- 2/14: The Gradiance quiz on Graph Analysis has been released. Due 2/21 at 23:59.
- 2/20: Homework 4 has been released. Due on 3/6 at 9:30 AM (max 1 late period allowed).
- 2/21: The Gradiance quiz on Machine Learning has been released. Due 2/28 at 23:59.
- 2/28: The Gradiance quiz on Data Streams has been released. Due 3/7 at 23:59.
- 3/7: Sammy's office hours for week 10 will be held on Monday, March 10, from 6-8pm in Gates B21.
- 3/7: The last Gradiance quiz on Computational Advertising has been released. Due 3/14 at 23:59.
- 3/7: The Alternate Final Exam will be held 3/14 from 7:00-10:00pm in Cubberly Auditorium. If you'd like to take the exam then, just show up!
- 3/7: The Final Exam will be held on 3/17 from 12:15-3:15pm. It will be held in the 2 following rooms based on the first letter of your last name: NVidia Aud (A-M), and Gates B01 (N-Z). See http://campus-map.stanford.edu for directions.
- 3/9: SCPD students can take exam either at Stanford or take it through the exam proctor and return scanned exam to email@example.com by Tuesday, March 18, at 11:59pm Pacific time.
SCPD students can take the exam anytime during the week. The exam proctor will receive the exam from SCPD.
- 3/9: There will be an information session for students interested in taking CS 341 on Tuesday, March 18th, in Gates 104 from 7-8:15 pm.
- 3/11: To help you study, we are providing PDFS of all the Gradiance quiz questions that were asked over the course of the quarter.
Tuesday & Thursday 9:30AM - 10:45AM in NVidia Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center.
Watch video lectures on SCPD (any Stanford student can see them here).
Office Hours: Wednesday 9-10am, Gates 418
TAs and Office hours (Starting from the second week, Jan 13):
Bob West (Head TA)
Office Hours: Monday 3-5pm, Gates 450
Office Hours: Tuesday 12-2pm, Gates B24B
Office Hours: Friday 3-5pm, Gates B30
Sammy El Ghazzal
Office Hours: Tuesday 6-8pm, Gates B21
Office Hours: Wednesday 2:15-4:15pm, Gates B28
Office Hours: Wednesday 12:15-2:15pm, Gates B24B
Office Hours: Thursday 1-3pm, Gates B30
Office Hours: Thursday 3-5pm, Gates B21
Office Hours: Monday 11am-1pm, Gates B21
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Use Piazza to post class related questions: https://piazza.com/stanford/winter2014/cs246/home.
Previous versions of the course
CS246: Winter 2013
CS246: Winter 2012
CS246: Winter 2011
CS345a: Winter 2010