Data and Web Science Seminar (FSS 2018)

The Data and Web Science seminar covers recent topics in data and web science. This term, the seminar focuses on machine learning libraries platforms.


  • This seminar is organized by Prof. Dr. Rainer Gemulla and Yanjie Wang
  • Available for Master students (2 SWS, 4 ECTS. If you are a Bachelor student and want to take this seminar (2 SWS, 5 ECTS), please contact Prof. Gemulla.
  • Prerequisites: Data Mining I, suitable programming experience


In this seminar, you will

  • explore and experiment with a popular machine learning platform of your choice,
  • solve a small, self-defined machine learning problem with this platform,
  • give an overview over the platform, your problem, and your solution.


  • Register as described below
  • Attend the kickoff meeting Feb. 14th.
  • Work individually throughout the semester: explore relevant literature; gain hands-on experience; select and solve a small, concrete machine learning problem; write a report; give a 3-minute flash presentation on your topic; give a 15-minute presentation on your topic, problem, and solution
  • Meet your advisor for guidance and feedback

Explore the list of topics below and select at least 3 topics of your preference. Send a ranked list of your selected topics via email to ywang(at) until Feb 11. The actual topic assignment takes place soon after the registration deadline and we will notify you via e-mail. Our goal is, of course, to assign to you to one of your preferred topics.