FDD3021 Survey group on select topics in computer science 6.0 credits

Seminariegrupp om utvalda ämnen inom datavetenskap

This course provides a forum for students to digest trending and impactful scientific publications covering a select range of topics related to their research. Meeting regularly in small groups, each student presents a paper and participates in the following discussion.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Specialized subjects related to data science and machine learning

Intended learning outcomes *

On successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Critically read research articles that treat topics within their specialization and explain their essence to other students,
  • Select relevant and high quality articles from the scientific literature for presentation
  • Discuss articles with respect to the impact, approach, evaluation methodology, and conclusions.

Course Disposition

The students meet at regular seminar sessions in small groups with a supervisor (3-7 participants). On each occasion, EVERY participant (student and supervisor) presents a recent article within the specialized topics of the focus group. The presentation should include a critical analysis of the work, followed by a group discussion.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

The student should carry out research on PhD level within computer vision / machine learning or a related field.

Recommended prerequisites






Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • EXA1 - Report writing, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: P, 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.

EXA1 - Examination, 6.0 credits, Grading Scale P,F

Other requirements for final grade *

Active participation in at least 18 sessions including presentation at all sessions. A brief 1 paragraph written summary of each paper should be submitted to the supervisor and recorded.

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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Kevin Smith

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.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

EECS/Computational Science and Technology

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Kevin Smith (ksmith@kth.se)

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at EECS/Computational Science and Technology