Machine learning and data science

Machine learning and data science (winter term 2021/2022)

Steffen Rulands

-- The next lecture will take place on Jan 11 --

Time: Tuesdays, 4:40pm CET


Online via Zoom (link)

Meeting ID: 854 1370 2254
Passcode: 090867    

Limited physical attendance if regulations allow:

Seminar Room 4
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
Noethnitzer Str. 38
01187 Dresden

Summary: In recent years, the availability of large sets of data has led to the development of computational methods for their manipulation and interpretation. In this lecture, we will introduce fundamental concepts from data science and machine learning, such as dimensionality reduction, neural networks and deep learning.

Required prior knowledge: Programming

Course materials

Password for PDF files is the last name of the lecturer.

Overview over the lecture - types of machine learning tasks - challenges in machine learning

Lecture notes (PDF)

Introduction to unsupervised learning - density estimation - restricted Boltzmann machines

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Source code (Jupyter notebook)

Introduction to clustering - clustering algorithms - clustering validation

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Guest lecture by Fabian Rost: Dimensionality reduction - practical example of genome data analysis

Lecture notes (PDF)

Classification - short introduction to statistics - naive Bayes classifier

Lectures notes (PDF)

Decision trees and support vector machines

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Regression and regularisation

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Biological and artificial neural networks

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