CAP 6619  U01
Advanced Topics in Machine Learning: Trust in AI
Instructor: Sumit Kumar Jha
Knights Foundation School of
Computing
College of Engineering and
Computing
Florida International University
Spring
Term 2024
Credit: 3
units
Meeting
Information: TuTh 12:30 PM  1:45 PM, PG6 144
Class
Number: 14896
University
Catalog Description:
Advanced course on machine learning principles and techniques. Students
propose, implement, and present a collaborative project with advanced machine
learning techniques. Prerequisite: CAP 5610.
Previous
edition with online video lectures and assignments for reference and historical
understanding of the material: https://sumitkumarjha.com/class2023/TrustinAI_HomePage.htm
Evaluation
Project
Proposal or Survey Proposal with Evaluation Metrics 
30% 
Project or
Survey Proposal and Current Status Presentation 
30% 
Student
Paper Presentation 
10% 
Student
Project Presentation with Evaluation Metrics 
29% 
Explainable
AI: SciFi Example 
01% 
Optional
Assignments: 25% for each graded assignment 
125% 
Total 
100% 
Grades: A: 90%100%, B: 75%90%, C:
60%75%, D: 50%60%, F: Below 50%.
Materials: Survey
Ideas and Templates, Project Ideas and
Templates
Tentative
Schedule
Week 

Topic 
Reading Material 
Optional Assignments 
1 
January 9, 2024 January 11, 2024 
1. Deep Inside Convolutional Networks:
Visualizing Image Classification Models and Saliency Maps 2. GradCAM: Visual Explanations
from Deep Networks via Gradientbased Localization 
Visualization Paper 

2 
January 16, 2024 January 18, 2024 
3. Axiomatic Attribution for Deep
Networks (Integrated Gradients) 4. SmoothGrad: Removing Noise by Adding Noise 


3 
January 23, 2024 January 25, 2024 
5. Fast Axiomatic Attribution for
Neural Networks 6. Integrated Decision Gradients:
Compute Your Attributions Where the Model Makes Its Decision. 

Optional Assignment 1 is Due 
4 
January 30, 2024 February 1, 2024 
7. Neural SDEs: Robust & Explainable
Analysis of Electromagnetic Unintended Radiated Emissions. 8. SelfAttention Attribution:
Interpreting Information Interactions Inside Transformer 

Optional Assignment 2 is Due 
5 
February 6, 2024 February 8, 2024 
9.
Probabilistic
Outputs for Support Vector Machines and Comparisons to Regularized Likelihood
Methods 10. On Calibration of Modern Neural
Networks 

Optional Assignment 3 is Due 
6 
February 13, 2024 February 15, 2024 
11. AttributionBased Confidence Metric for Deep
Neural Networks 

7 
February 20, 2024 February 22, 2024 
Student Project Proposal Presentations Presentation 1, Presentation 2,
Presentation 3 Presentation 5, Presentation 5,
Presentation 6 


8 
February 27, 2024 February 29, 2024 
SPRING BREAK 

Optional Assignment 4 is Due 
9 
March 5, 2024 March 7, 2024 
Student Project Proposal Presentations Presentation 7, Presentation 8,
Presentation 9 Presentation 10, Presentation 11,
Presentation 12 

Project/Survey Proposal is Due
(30% of class credit) Student Paper Presentation is Due
(10% of class credit) 
10 
March 12, 2024 March 14, 2024 
Student Paper Presentations Presentation 1, Presentation 2 Presentation 3, Presentation 4 

Optional Assignment 5 is Due 
11 
March 19, 2024 March 21, 2024 
Student Paper Presentations Presentation 5, Presentation 6 Presentation 7, Presentation 8 


12 
March 26, 2024 March 28, 2024 
Student Paper Presentations Presentation 9, Presentation 10 Presentation 11, Presentation 12 

Project or Survey Presentation is
Due (30% of class credit) 
13 
April 2, 2024 April 4, 2024 
12. Dehallucinating Large Language Models Using
Formal Methods Guided Iterative Prompting 13. Counterexample Guided Inductive Synthesis
Using Large Language Models and Satisfiability Solving 


14 
April 9, 2024 April 11, 2024 
Student Project Presentations Presentation 1, Presentation 2,
Presentation 3 Presentation 4, Presentation 5,
Presentation 6 

Student Project Presentation with
Evaluation Metrics is Due (29% of class credit) 
15 
April 16, 2024 April 18, 2024 
Student Project Presentations Presentation 7, Presentation 8,
Presentation 9 Presentation 10, Presentation 11,
Presentation 12 


16 
April 23, 2024 
Final Examination Week 

