636-0019-00L  Data Mining II

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2019
DozierendeK. M. Borgwardt
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
KommentarPrerequisites: Basic understanding of mathematics, as taught in basic mathematics courses at the Bachelor`s level. Ideally, students will have attended Data Mining I before taking this class.


636-0019-00 GData Mining II
The lecture will be held each Wednesday either in Zurich or Basel and will be transmitted via videoconference to the second location.
Lecture in Basel/Zürich: Wednesday 14-16h, Tutorial 16-17h (BSB E4 Room "Manser" / HG D16.2)
3 Std.
Mi14:15-17:00BSB E 4 »
14:15-17:00HG D 16.2 »
K. M. Borgwardt
636-0019-00 AData Mining II
Project Work (compulsory continuous performance assessment), no fixed presence required.
2 Std.K. M. Borgwardt


KurzbeschreibungData Mining, the search for statistical dependencies in large databases, is of utmost important in modern society, in particular in biological and medical research. Building on the basic algorithms and concepts of data mining presented in the course "Data Mining I", this course presents advanced algorithms and concepts from data mining and the state-of-the-art in applications of data mining.
LernzielThe goal of this course is that the participants gain an advanced understanding of data mining problems and algorithms to solve these problems, in particular in biological and medical applications, and to enable them to conduct their own research projects in the domain of data mining.
InhaltThe goal of the field of data mining is to find patterns and statistical dependencies in large databases, to gain an understanding of the underlying system from which the data were obtained. In computational biology, data mining contributes to the analysis of vast experimental data generated by high-throughput technologies, and thereby enables the generation of new hypotheses.

In this course, we will present advanced topics in data mining and its applications in computational biology.

Tentative list of topics:

1. Dimensionality Reduction
2. Association Rule Mining
3. Text Mining
4. Graph Mining
SkriptCourse material will be provided in form of slides.
LiteraturWill be provided during the course.


Information zur Leistungskontrolle (gültig bis die Lerneinheit neu gelesen wird)
Leistungskontrolle als Semesterkurs
ECTS Kreditpunkte6 KP
PrüfendeK. M. Borgwardt
RepetitionDie Leistungskontrolle wird nur in der Session nach der Lerneinheit angeboten. Die Repetition ist nur nach erneuter Belegung möglich.
Prüfungsmodusschriftlich 90 Minuten
Zusatzinformation zum PrüfungsmodusFinal grade: 70% written examination, 30% project work
Project work has to be re-done in case of repetition
The course includes up to 6 compulsory continuous performance assessments in form of biweekly homework assignments, which constitute 30% of the final grade
Hilfsmittel schriftlichKeine
Diese Angaben können noch zu Semesterbeginn aktualisiert werden; verbindlich sind die Angaben auf dem Prüfungsplan.


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Es werden nur die öffentlichen Lernmaterialien aufgeführt.


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