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A Mathematical Introduction to Machine Learning

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2022

About the course

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.

Application and eligibility

A Mathematical Introduction to Machine Learning, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2022 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

The information below is only for exchange students


1 November 2022


15 January 2023

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

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.


Students applying for courses within a double degree exchange agreement, within the departments own agreements will be given first priority. Then will - in turn - candidates within the departments own agreements, faculty agreements, central exchange agreements and other departmental agreements be selected.

Application code



This application round is only intended for nominated exchange students. Information about deadlines can be found in the e-mail instruction that nominated students receive. The application period is closed.

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Contactperson for the course is:
Study counselor Lars-Daniel Öhman