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ID2222 Data Mining 7.5 credits

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Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ID2222 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Introduction to Data Mining
  • Frequent Itemsets
  • Finding Similar Items
  • Clustering
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Mining Data Streams
  • Dimensionality Reduction
  • Large-Scale Machine Learning

Intended learning outcomes

The course studies fundamentals of data mining, data stream processing, and machine learning algorithms for analyzing very large amounts of data. We will use big data processing platforms, such as MapReduce, Spark and Apache Flink, for implementing parallel algorithms, as well as computation systems for data stream processing, such as Storm and InfoSphere.

After this course, students will be able to mine different types of data, e.g., high-dimensional data, graph data, and infinite/never-ending data (data streams); as well as to program and build data-mining applications. They are also expected to know how to solve problems in real-world applications, e.g., recommender systems, association rules, link analysis, and duplicate detection. Moreover, they will master various mathematical techniques, e.g., linear algebra, optimization, and dynamic programming.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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The contents of the course are derived from the following two textbooks:

A. Rajaraman and J.  D. Ullman, Mining of massive datasets. Cambridge University Press, 2012 (alternative: J. Han, M. Kamber, J. Pei, Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques, 3-rd Ed., Morgan Kaufmann, 2012)

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

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


  • LAB1 - Programming Assignments, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 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.

Written examination. Laboratory tasks.

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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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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Sarunas Girdzijauskas

Supplementary information

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