Advanced SIKS-Course on Computational Intelligence



On October 13 and 14 2011, the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) will organize an advanced course on Computational Intelligence. The course takes two days, will be given in English and is part of the so called Advanced Components Stage of the Educational Program for SIKS-PhD- students. Although these courses are 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 students taking the course. The course is given by experienced lecturers actively involved in the research areas related to the topics of the course.

LOCATION: Conference center Hotel Mitland, Utrecht

DATE: 13-14 October 2011

Dr. A. Feelders (UU)
Prof.dr. T. Heskes (RUN)
Prof.dr. Arno Siebes (UU)

PROGRAM: (provisionary)

Thursday, October 13

09.30 - 09.50 Registration, Coffee and Tea

09.50 - 10.00 Welcome

10.00 - 11.30 Arno Knobbe (Universiteit Leiden): Subgroup Discovery

11.30 - 12.00 Break

12.00 - 13.30 Bart Goethals (Universiteit Antwerpen): Cartification: from Similarities to Itemset Frequencies

13.30 - 14.30 Lunch

14.30 - 16.00 Joris Mooij (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen): Causal Discovery.

16.00 - 16.30 Break

16.30 - 18.00 Laurens van der Maaten (TU Delft): Dimensionality reduction and topic modeling.

Friday, October 14

09.30 - 11.00 Arjen Hommersom (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen): Probabilistic Logic.

11.00 - 11.30 Break

11.30 - 13.00 Siegfried Nijssen (KU Leuven en Universiteit Leiden): Constraint programming for itemset mining.

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 David Tax (TU Delft): Classifier complexity and support vector machines.

15.30 - 16.00 Break

16.00 - 17.30 Shimon Whiteson (UvA): Reinforcement Learning

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: October 11 2011

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.