T-61.183 Special course in Information Science III (4 ov) (L)Old seminars: 1998 2000 2002.
Place: Seminar room T4 in T-building
Support Vector Machines and Kernel Methods [pdf]
Support vector machines and related kernel methods are currently a hot topic in machine learning. They are based on the idea of an implicitly computed feature mapping which allows one to implement 'nonlinear' classifiers and representations using linear techniques. Several factors have contributed to the current popularity of kernel methods. They are theoretically much more tractable than for example neural networks; their statistical performance is usually very good; and there are available a large number of efficient algorithms and implementations.
MaterialsThe course is based on selected parts the book
The book has been received quite well, and more information on it can be found on its home page
This page also provides Chapters 1,2,3,5,6,7, Appendix A in pdf format. Useful auxiliary material complementing the book are also available, including other related books, tutorial articles and talks, and software at another related webpage
The course is intended mainly for graduate students, but it can be taken also by undergraduate students who are mathematically mature enough, having already passed most of the studies required for the Dipl.Eng. degree. Even though the mathematics required in the remainder of the book are presented in the first part of the book, a basic knowledge of probability theory and linear algebra is necessary. Some knowledge of pattern recognition and/or neural networks is also useful but not necessary. The seminar would be in english.
Requirements for passing the course
To pass the course with 4 credits, you have to at least
The first meeting will be on Monday 20th January at 14:15 in the lecture room T4 in the Computer Science Building at HUT. Note that the room has changed (from the earlier announced TB353). After this, the course continues weekly at the same time in the same place. The details of the course will be determined later on after the number of the participants is roughly known.
Seminar Program and Timetable.
The responsible teacher of the course is Prof. Juha Karhunen, email
Juha.Karhunen@hut.fi, room TB327, tel. 451 3270. You can contact him during
the seminar meetings or otherwise preferably at reception time, on Fridays
15-16. The course assistant is MSc. Karthikesh Raju, email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, room TB330.
Prof. Juha Karhunen
Wednesday, 09-Apr-2003 11:26:48 EEST