Machine Learning

Module IN2064

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Informatics.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2011/2

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2015WS 2011/2

Basic Information

IN2064 is a semester module in English language at Bachelor’s level und Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
240 h 90 h 8 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


kNN & k-means; linear classifiers; linear regression; Bayes: maximum likelihood and maximum a posteriori estimator, mixture of Gaussians, Hidden Markov Models, Expectation Maximization algorithm, nonlinear neural networks and backprop, Support Vector Machines, unsupervised learning

Learning Outcome

Getting familiar with the statistics of machine learning. Basic knowledge of essential learning algorithms. Skill to select, describe and derive appropriate algorithms given a certain problem. Competence to apply these in practical application.


MA0901 Linear Algebra for Informatics, MA0902 Analysis for Informatics, IN0018 Discrete Probability Theory

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VU 6 Machine Learning (IN2064) Dienstag, 10:00–13:00
Mittwoch, 16:00–19:00

Learning and Teaching Methods

lecture, exercise course, problems for individual study


slides, videos


Christopher M. Bishop. Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. Springer, Berlin, New York, 2006. David J. C. MacKay. Information theory, inference, and learning algorithms. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008. Kevin Murphy. Machine Learning: a Probabilistic Perspective. MIT Press. 2012.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

written exam

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester.

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