Advanced Topics in Machine Learning

General Course Information

On this web page, information on the course 'Advanced Topics in Machine Learning' (summer term 2010) is provided. This course deals with selected advanced topics of Machine Learning. This includes:

  • SVMs
  • Semi-supervised learning (semi-supervised classification and clustering)
  • Dealing with massive datasets

Prerequisites for attending this course is basic knowledge of computer science and especially in Machine Learning. Programming skills are an advantage concerning the pratical exercises.

Course Schedule and Room Assignments

Title Time Start Room
Lecture Thursday 3:00pm - 5:00pm 1.04.2010 G22A-110

Wednesday 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Monday 11:00am - 1:00pm




Course Staff

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Exercise Classes

The exercise classes have two objectives. First, assignments concerning the theory taught in the lecture will be given (about one week in advance). These have to be prepared by the students and are then discussed during class. Secondly, the lecture will be accompanied by a software project, in which we try to implement some ideas into a larger system. This will be done as a joint group work. The development will partly be done during the exercise classes. However, further development outside the class might be necessary to complete the project. We expect active involvement of all students, both in the project and the theoretical assignments.

Requirements for Class Fulfillment

At the end of the course, there will be an oral exam. As a prerequisite, we expect active involvement in the exercise classes.


We will provide lecture slides, assignment sheets, and further material during the course.

Lecture Slides

Exercise Material

Further Material

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