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Understanding of the basic principles that underlie machine learning. Ability to implement some basic machine learning methods in Python to solve small data science tasks.

Credits: 2

Schedule: 29.03.2021 - 04.06.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Alex Jung

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Shamsiiat Abdurakhmanova, Alex Jung

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    This course introduces some of the most widely used machine-learning methods such as regression, classification, feature learning and clustering. We will discuss ML in a hands-on fashion using coding assignments, in which we implement ML methods in the Python programming language. The course is organized in six rounds: introduction, regression, classification, model validation and selection, clustering and dimensionality reduction. Each round covers a certain part of the course book and includes a Python notebook with a coding assignment.


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Basic knowledge of mathematics (functions, vectors and matrices) and basic programming skills in any high-level programming language (e.g. Python).