The course addresses the fundamental mathematical and statistical methods and models used within the field of machine learning. Its purpose is to provide a mathematical foundation for advanced level courses in machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as to introduce machine learning applications within academia and industry. The course is comprised of two modules.
Module 1 (4,5 hp): Theory and problem solving This module addresses fundamental statistical models, statistical learning and maximum likelihood estimation, with an emphasis on supervised learning. Several commonly used models are introduced, and their mathematical properties are discussed, for instance linear regression and classification models, neural networks, support vector machines, as well as models for unsupervised learning. Furthermore, evaluation and validation of models are addressed.
Module 2 (3 hp): Computer assignments This module addresses the implementation of commonly occuring machine learning models, as well as investigating their properties.
A Mathematical Introduction to Machine Learning, 7.5 credits
Autumn Term 2022
1 November 2022
15 January 2023
English (upon request)
Type of studies
The course requires courses in Mathematics, minimum 60 ECTS or at least two years of university studies and both cases require courses in linear algebra, multivariate calculus, mathematical statistics and computer programming, or equivalent. Proficiency in English and Swedish equivalent to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
Online application service in Swedish will open 15 March 2022 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
19 April 2022. How to apply
Application and tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.