CS 435/535 Introduction to Data Mining     Fall 2007


This data mining course introduces the concepts, algorithms, techniques, and applications of data mining. Topics include background of data mining, data preprocessing, classification, clustering, association-rules mining. This course is designed for CS senior undergraduate students and graduate students.

Class Schedule: T TH 6:00 AM - 7:25 PM Classroom:  SW 325
Instructor: Dr. Lei Yu  
TA: Yue Han
Telephone:  (607) 777-6250  
Email: lyu AT cs DOT binghamton DOT edu   Email: yhan1 AT binghamton DOT edu
Office Location: N 26, Engineering Building Office Location: T3, Engineering Building
Office Hours: T TH 12:30PM - 1:30PM or by appointment Office Hours: T TH 2:00PM - 3:00PM





There will be 4 assignments in the form of (i) written exercises on key concepts and algorithms and/or (ii) empirical study of representative algorithms from open-source data mining tools.

Project (required only for graduate students):

There will be an individual project involving implementation of decision tree algorithm and standard model selection procedure.


There will be several quizzes and two exams in class.


For undergraduate students: final grades will be based on quiz (10%), homework (4 assignments, 40%), Exam I (25%), Exam II (25%), project (10% bonus).

For graduate students: final grades will be based on quiz (10%), homework (4 assignments, 30%), Exam I (20%), Exam II (20%), project (20%).

Academic Integrity:

Discussion of general concepts and questions concerning the homework assignments among students is encouraged. However, each of you is expected to work on the homework solutions on your own. Sharing of any part of solutions or any segment of  experimental results is prohibited. If you are unclear about the policy, please consult with the instructor before you act. Suspected cases of academic misconduct will be pursued fully in accordance to the Student Academic Honesty Code of Binghamton University.

Late Policy:

Each assignment is due at the beginning of class on the due date. Any assignment received within the next 24 hours will be penalized by 20% of the full credit; any assignment received within the time between 24 hours and 48 hours pass the deadline is penalized by 50% of the full credit; No assignment will be accepted after 48 hours pass the deadline. Rare exceptions of this policy may be made at the discretion of the instructor under demonstrably circumstances.

Last updated on 08/28/2007