Choose semester and course offering
Choose semester and course offering to see current information and more about the course, such as course syllabus, study period, and application information.
Content and learning outcomes
- Introduction to Data Mining
- Frequent Itemsets
- Finding Similar Items
- 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
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.
- 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
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 ID2222
Main field of study
In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.