CIS 610, Spring 2018
Advanced Geometric Methods in Computer Science
Course Information
March 19, 2018
This version (Spring 2018) will be devoted mostly to
Manifolds, Riemannian Metrics,
Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, and
Homogeneous manifolds
With Applications to machine learning,
computer vision, and robotics
** Welcome to CIS610! **
** HW3 is Online! **
Coordinates:
Towne 315, TuTh, 10:30:12:00noon
Instructors:
Jean H.
Gallier, GRW 476, 84405, jean@cis.upenn.edu
Office Hours:
Jean : TBA
Textbook:
There will be no official textbook(s). We will use material from
several sources
and some class notes, including

Algebra, Topology, Differential Calculus, and Optimization Theory (manuscript)
(html)

Fundamentals of Linear Algebra and Optimization; Some Notes
(pdf)

Notes on Differential Geometry and Lie Groups
(html)
Latex Tutorial (Especially Section 11):
html
A Word of Advice :
Expect to be held to high standards, and conversely!
In addition to transparencies, we will distribute
lecture notes. Please, read the course notes regularly, and
start working early on the problems sets. They will be hard!
Take pride in your work. Be clear, rigorous, neat, and concise.
Preferably, use a good text processor, such as LATEX, to
write up your solutions.
It is forbidden to use solutions of problems posted on the internet.
If you use resources other than the textbook (or the recommended textbooks)
or the class notes, you must cite these references.
Plagiarism Policy
I assume that you are all responsible adults.
Copying old solutions verbatim or blatantly
isomorphic solutions are easily detectable.
DO NOT copy solutions from old solution
sheets, from books, from solutions posted on the internet, or from friend!
Either credit will be split among the perpetrators, or worse!
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