All lecture locations are listed on p. 4 of the first set of slides.

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This page will contain slides and detailed notes for the kernel part of the course. The assignment may also be found here (at the bottom of the page). Note that the slides will be updated as the course progresses, and I modify them to answer questions I get in the classes. I'll put the date of last update next to each document - be sure to get the latest one. Let me know if you find errors.

There are sets of practice exercises and solutions further down the page (after the slides).

For questions on the course material, please email Heiko Strathmann or Wittawat Jitkrittum.

Slides and notes

Lectures 1, 2, and 3 slides and notes, last modified 19 Oct 2016

Lectures 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 slides and notes, last modified 25 Nov 2016

Lecture 9 slides and notes, last modified 15 March 2016

Lecture 10 Slides 1, Slides 2 , and notes, last modified 20 Mar 2013

Supplementary lecture slides, last modified 22 Mar 2012


The assignment (first part due in on 25 November 2016). You will need this extract on incomplete Cholesky (scanned from Shawe-Taylor and Cristianini, Kernel Methods for Pattern Analysis). Last modified 01 Nov 2016.

Practice exercises and solutions

The exercises are taken from exams in previous years, with minor modifications. Worked solutions are provided. Last modified 18 Oct 2015.
  • Set 1
  • Set 2
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