SIKS course "Advanced Data Science: Mathematical Models"



On September 27-28 2018, the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) organizes the course "Advanced Data Science: Mathematical Models". The course will be given in English is part of the Tutorial Program for SIKS-PhD -students. Although the course is primarily intended for SIKS-PhD-students, other participants are not excluded. However, their number of passes will be restricted and depends on the number of SIKS-PhD -students taking the course.

Ever since the emergence of data science there is a growing need to understand the mathematical techniques underlying machine learning, data mining, process mining,statistical learning computational intelligence, computaional linguistics et cetera. Current debates on AI and data science, the call for Explainable AI and the risks of misinterpreting, misusing or wronlgy applying machine learning techniques (such as deep learning) have strengthened this trend. This intensive two days SIKS course will cover some elementary theory, but is first and foremost interactive and practically oriented. Among other things students will practise in environments like KERAS and Word2vec.

LOCATION: Landgoed Huize Bergen , Vught

DATE: 27-28 September 2018

Prof. dr. T. Heskes (RUN)
Prof. dr. E.O. Postma (TiU)
Prof.dr. A. van den Bosch (Meertens Instituut, RUN)

PROGRAM: a preliminary program is now available


In the conference center there is a limited number of places and there is interest from other groups in the topic as well. Therefore, an early registration is required.

Deadline for registration for SIKS-Ph.D.-students: September 17 2018

After that date, applications to participate will be honoured in a first-come first-serve manner. Of course, applications to participate from other interested groups are welcome already. They will receive a notification whether they can participate as soon as possible.

For registration you are kindly requested to fill in the registration form

Arrangement 1 includes single room, all meals, and course material.
Arrangement 2 includes two lunches, one dinner and course material. So no stay in the hotel and no breakfast.