Midterm 2 Preparation
Midterm 2 will be held on Thursday November 15th, 7:30-9:30pm. The room locations will be determined be the last two digits of your SID:
00 - 26: VLSB 2050
27 - 41: Evans 10
42 - 54: Hearst Annex A1
55 - 69: Dwinelle 145
70 - 81: GPB 100
82 - 91: Latimer 120
92 - 99: VLSB 2040
Midterm 2 will cover material from lectures 1-20, HW1-10, Section 1-9 (excluding the questions about perceptrons), and P1-4. Note that exam questions will in many cases ask you to extend or combine basic ideas and algorithms from class. Make sure you understand the fundamentals in addition to being able to procedurally execute algorithms. The exam will not test your knowledge of Python, however questions may assume familiarity with the projects (see past exams for examples).
The midterm will be closed notes, books, laptops, and people. However, you may use a two-page (four sides) cheat sheet of your own design (group design ok but not recommended).
You may also use a basic, non-programmable calculator, which is not required, but which may be helpful and is recommended. (No TI-86's, iPhones, etc.)
Practice Midterm 2 is available here. This is meant for you to simulate exam environment and help assess where you are at. It is optional. You are able to earn 1pt of extra credit on Midterm 2 by appropriately completing it by its deadline: Tuesday, 11/13 at 11:59 pm
In addition to regular office hours, we will be holding midterm review sessions during the normal discussion section slots. There will be multiple types of review session, each covering one week's worth of materials through some review and then a past exam question on that week's topic. You can attend as many as you like. The schedule is below.
|Probability||Wednesday 11/14, 3:00-4:00pm||Cory 289||David|
|Probability||Wednesday 11/14, 5:00-6:00pm||Latimer 105||David|
|Probability||Thursday 11/15, 10:00-11:00am||Wheeler 108||Mitchell|
|Bayes Nets||Tuesday 11/13, 4:00-5:00pm||Wheeler 222||Daniel|
|Bayes Nets||Wednesday 11/14, 3:00-4:00pm||Dwinelle 79||Noah|
|Bayes Nets||Wednesday 11/14, 4:00-5:00pm||Etcheverry 3119||Daniel|
|Bayes Nets||Wednesday 11/14, 6:00-7:00pm||Latimer 105||Laura|
|Sampling||Tuesday 11/13, 4:00-5:00pm||Wheeler 20||Thanard|
|Sampling||Tuesday 11/13, 5:00-6:00pm||Wheeler 20||Thanard|
|Sampling||Wednesday 11/14, 12:00-1:00pm||Wheeler 202||Jasmine|
|Decision Networks/VPI||Tuesday 11/13, 5:00-6:00pm||Wheeler 202||Aditya|
|Decision Networks/VPI||Tuesday 11/13, 6:00-7:00pm||Dwinelle 243||Aditya|
|Decision Networks/VPI||Wednesday 11/14, 12:00-1:00pm||Etcheverry 3113||Katie|
|HMMs||Wednesday 11/14, 12:00-1:00pm||Wurster 101||Yi|
|HMMs||Wednesday 11/14, 1:00-2:00pm||Dwinelle 182||Wilson|
|HMMs||Wednesday 11/14, 5:00-6:00pm||Cory 289||Yi|
|Naive Bayes||Wednesday 11/14, 1:00-2:00pm||Wurster 101||Jonathan|
|Naive Bayes||Wednesday 11/14, 2:00-3:00pm||Dwinelle 229||Jonathan|
|Naive Bayes||Wednesday 11/14, 5:00-6:00pm||Dwinelle 243||Nikhil|
|Tuesday 11/12, 11:00am-1:00pm||Soda Alcove 611|
|Tuesday 11/12, 4:00-6:00pm||Soda Alcove 341A|
|Wednesday 11/13, 11:00am-1:00pm||Soda Alcove 611|
|Wednesday 11/13, 4:00-8:00pm||Soda Alcove 341A|
|Thursday 11/14, 11:00am-1:00pm||Soda Alcove 611|
Note that in previous years, topics were covered in varying orders, and so the midterm topics do not align perfectly.
You can also look at much older exams from other versions of the class, but be aware that the syllabus has changed over time.