This course has been discontinued.
Last planned examination: Spring 2020
Decision to discontinue this course:No information inserted
Advanced course in computer science where the students learn to use methods from machine learning, computational intelligence and soft computing.
Content and learning outcomes
The course is intended for both undergraduate and graduate students in computer science and related fields such as engineering and statistics. The course addresses the question how to enable computers to learn from past experiences. It introduces the field of machine learning describing a variety of learning paradigms, algorithms, theoretical results and applications.
It introduces basic concepts from statistics, artificial intelligence, information theory and probability theory insofar they are relevant to machine learning. The following topics in machine learning and computational intelligence are covered in detail
-nearest neighbour classifier
-bias and variance trade-off
-support vector machines
-artificial neural networks
Intended learning outcomes
The objective of this course is to give students
- basic knowledge about the key algorithms and theory that form the foundation of machine learning and computational intelligence
- a practical knowledge of machine learning algorithms and methods
so that they will be able to
- explain the principles, advantages, limitations such as overfitting and possible applications of machine learning
- identify and apply the appropriate machine learning technique to classification, pattern recognition, optimization and decision problems.
Literature and preparations
Single course students: 90 university credits including 45 university credits in Mathematics and/or Information Technology and the courses SF1604 Linear algebra, SF1625 Calculus in one variable, SF1626 Calculus in several variables, SF1901 Probability theory and statistics, DD1337 Programming and DD1338 Algorithms and Data Structures or equivalent.
DD1321, DD1340 DD1343, DD1344, DD1346 or corresponding.
Will be announced on the course webpage before the course starts.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see: http://www.kth.se/csc/student/hederskodex/1.17237?l=en_UK.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web DD2431
Main field of study
Please discuss with the instructor.