SIKS Course: "Foundations of Data Science; Data Mining"



On December 19-20 2017, the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) organizes the new course "Foundations of Data Science: Data Mining". The course will be given in English and is part of the Educational Program for SIKS-PhD-students. It is a course with a broad focus, aimed at all SIKS-PhD-students regardless the research area they are actually working on. Although these courses are primarily intended for SIKS-PhD-students, other participants are not excluded. However, their admittance will be restricted and depends on the number of SIKS-PhD-students that wish to enroll.


Hotel Mitland , Utrecht


19-20 December 2017


Dr. Ad Feelders (UU)
Prof. dr. Arno Siebes (UU)


A provisionary program is not available yet, but may include the following topics:

- information theoretic methods in data mining
- machine learning
- neural computing and deep learning
- adaptive / self-organizing / fuzzy systems
- probabilistic reasoning / Bayesian networks
- pattern and image recognition
- intelligent search algorithms / games


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. 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 only lunch, dinner and course material. So no stay in the hotel and no breakfast.

Deadline for registration for SIKS-Ph.D.-students: 07 December 2017

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.

Information for non-SIKS Ph.D.- students
SIKS needs a confirmation from your supervisor/office that they agree with the arrangement and paying conditions.