Statistical Machine Learning 1RT700 11808 HT2023

Course content

This is an introductory course to statistical machine learning for students with some background in elementary calculus, linear algebra, and probability theory.

The course is focusing on supervised learning, i.e., classification and regression with real data, and its computational and statistical foundations. In addition to the necessary theory (e.g., derivations and proofs), this course also includes practical sessions (notably the lab and the project). The practical part will be implemented using Python.

The recommended course book is Machine Learning - A First Course for Engineers and Scientists, which is available online free of charge. Certain chapters will be recommended for reading each week. Link to videos and other material are also provided below.

Prerequisite knowledge

The course assumes the students have background in elementary calculus, linear algebra, and probability theory.

The following examples are concepts used in the course and it is expected that the students have some familiarity with them:

Course structure

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Course evaluation



The schedule is available in TimeEdit.

Exercise sessions

During the exercise sessions, the teaching assistant will give a short introduction of the material related to that session and during the session provide insight and comments on the solutions. Except for this, you are supposed to be active and work with the suggested exercises and the teaching assistants will be available for questions and discussion. Take this opportunity to interact! The exercises will be available ahead of time before the session. There are two time slots for each exercise session in the schedule. Choose the one that fits best with your schedule.


A written final exam is scheduled for Jan 9th. To pass the course you need to pass the project, lab and exam. Receiving a grade VG on the project will increase exam grades 3 or 4 into final grades 4 or 5, respectively.