Mathematical Foundations for Machine Learning


The goal of this course is to freshen and deepen the mathematical foundations from the computer science program that are necessary for the lectures Cognitive Algorithms and Machine Learning.

Topics of the course come from analysis (differentiation), linear algebra (vector spaces, dot products, orthogonal vectors, matrices as linear maps, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors) and probability theory (multivariate probability distributions, calculations with expectation values and variances).


Attendance is not mandatory. The structure is roughly given below:

10:00 – 11:30 am

Introductory lecture

11:30 – 3:00 pm

Work on exercise sheets

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Review of exercise sheets

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Work on homework sheets

Preliminary structure:


The course is part of the module Machine Learning 1-X (M.Sc. Informatik) and optional for Cognitive Algorithms (B.Sc. Informatik).

Registration is not necessary, students of all fields an universities are invited. Basis for passing the course is a test (90 minutes). Prerequisite for the participation in the test is the achievement of at least half of all possible points in the homework, the results in the exercises are not included in the grade.

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