CSE/STAT 416, Summer 2020: Exam

Final Exam


  • Date: Wednesday, August 19th
  • Time: 8:40 AM - 10:40 AM PST (class time)
  • Location: Gradescope

If you are not available at the time above, we will offer 1 alternate exam time at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST on Wednesday, August 19th. Fill out this form by Friday, August 14th at 11:59 PM if you have circumstances that would necessitate taking the exam at this alternate evening time. There will be no other alternate exams.

The final exam will cover the various topics of machine learning that we have learned this quarter.

You will have the full class period (2 hours) to complete the exam. You are allowed to use your notes on the exam. The exam will be given on Gradescope and will include multiple choice, written, code, and computational problems.

Review Materials

Here are some review materials that have been put together by past and current course staff. Like with ML, you will want to use good training practices to make sure you properly assessing your understanding of the material. We recommend that you save the practice exam until later in your studying so that you can use it as a un-biased estimate of your test accuracy. When taking the practice exam, try to take it like you would the real exam (i.e. time yourself, try to do the whole thing without breaks our looking at your notes).

Study Strategies

  • Look over slides and do all practice problems (from sections, from practice exam).
  • Make sure you understand the correct responses in concept questions from assignments. You can view these on Gradescope. Post on the discussion board if any are confusing.
  • Review PollEverywhere questions from lecture.
  • You should be able to explain for each technique:
    • What types of problems it can be used for
    • How it works (key ideas)
    • Challenges (overfitting, having to choose hyperparameters, etc)
  • Also, you should be able to explain general ML concepts such as overfitting, bias-variance tradeoff, precision/recall, etc. You can practice by pretending you're being asked about these concepts at an interview.