DD2447 Statistical Methods in Applied Computer Science 6.0 credits

Statistiska metoder i datalogin

This course summarizes statistical and probabilistic methods used in applied Computer Science.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Basic statistical concepts and basic probability theory.

Generative models.

Bayesian inference.

Directed graphical models.

Undirected graphical models.

Exact inference for graphical models.

State space models.

Particle filters.

Monte Carlo estimation.

Sequential Monte Carlo.

Markov Chain Mote Carlo.


The Dirichlet process.

Intended learning outcomes *

After successfully taking this course, a student should be able to:

explain and justify several important machine learning methods,

account for several types of methods and algorithms used in the field, implement them using the book, and extend and modify them,

critically evaluate the methods’ applicability in new contexts and construct new applications,

follow research and development in the area.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Single course students: 90 university credits including 45 university credits in Mathematics or Information Technology.

Recommended prerequisites

Courses in mathematics (analysis), programming, computer science and statistics equivalent to obligatory courses on D- or F-programme.
Matlab or similar tool (Octave, R).


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Machine Learning A Probabilistic Perspective av Kevin P. Murphy.

Kevin P. Murphy's "Machine Learning A Probabilistic Perspective" 

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Assignment, 6.0 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

Assignments and a project (INL1; 6 university credits)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Jens Lagergren

Further information

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Offered by

EECS/Intelligent Systems

Main field of study *

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

Please discuss with the course leader.


Jens Lagergren, e-post: jensl@kth.se

Ethical approach *

  • 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.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: