Data Mining II

Building on the Data Mining fundamentals course, this course deepens the theory and practice of advanced data mining topics, such as:

  • Data Preprocessing
  • Regression and Forecasting
  • Dimensionality Reduction
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Parameter Tuning
  • Ensemble Learning
  • Online Learning

The course consists of a lecture together with accompanying practical exercises as well as student team projects.  In the exercises the participants will gather initial expertise in applying state of the art data mining tools on realistic data sets. The team projects take place in the last third of the term. Within the projects, students realize more sophisticated data mining projects of personal choice and report about the results of their projects in the form of a written report as well as an oral presentation.

Time and Location

  • Tuesday, 10.15 - 11.45, room A303 in B6, start: 11.02.2014
  • Thursdays, 10.15 - 11.45, room A303 in B6,  start: 14.02.2014


Final exam

  • 50 % written exam
  • 50 % project work

 Slides and Excercises



The solutions to the exercises will be provided in ILIAS.

 Participation FSS 2014

  • The course is open to students of the Master Business Informatics and Lehramt Informatik.
  • The course is restricted to 40 participants.
  • Registration is done via the ILIAS group 
  • Registration will be opened Wednesday, February 5th, 8:00 am 
  • Allocation of places is done by FCFS (limit 40 students)

Exam Review of the FSS 2014 Exam

  • Monday, 15.09.2014 2.00-2.30pm, Room: B6, 26 A2.06

 Outline (may be subject to slight changes)

Week Tuesday Thursday
10.2. Lecture: Preprocessing Exercise: Preprocessing
17.2. Lecture: Regression Exercise: Regression
24.2. Lecture: Anomaly Detection Exercise: Anomaly Detection
3.3. Lecture: Ensembles Exercise: Ensembles
10.3. Lecture: Time Series Exercise: Time Series
17.3. Lecture: Online Learning Exercise: Online Learning
24.3. Lecture: Parameter Tuning Exercise: Parameter Tuning
31.3. Wednesday: DMC tasks out Task discussion, team building
7.4. Work on DMC tasks Intermediate result presentation
Easter Break
28.4. Intermediate result presentation Work on DMC tasks
5.5. Work on DMC tasks Intermediate result presentation
12.5. Wednesday: DMC deadline
19.5. Monday: Final report due Final presentation


  1. Pang-Ning Tan, Michael Steinbach, Vipin Kumar: Introduction to Data Mining, Pearson.
  2. Ian H. Witten, Eibe Frank, Mark A. Hall: Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques, 3rd Edition, Morgan Kaufmann.
  3. Bing Liu: Web Data Mining, 2nd Edition, Springer.

Further literature on specific topics will be announced in the lecture.