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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2013–2014
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MTTS1 Dimensionality reduction and visualization 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Matematiikan ja tilastotieteen tutkinto-ohjelma
School of Information Sciences

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student will be aware of main approaches and issues in dimensionality reduction and visualization, will be aware of a variety of methods applicable to the tasks, and will be able to apply some of the basic techniques.

General description

Properties of high-dim data; Feature Selection; Linear feature extraction methods such as principal component analysis and linear discriminant analysis; Graphical excellence; Human perception; Nonlinear dimensionality reduction methods such as the self-organizing map and Laplacian embedding; Neighbor embedding methods such as stochastic neighbor embedding and the neighbor retrieval visualizer; Graph visualization; Graph layout methods such as LinLog.

Enrolment for University Studies

Please send email to mtt-studies@sis.uta.fi by wednesday 8.1. at the latest. After 8.1. contact the lecturer.


Jaakko Peltonen, Teacher responsible

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13-Jan-2014 – 5-May-2014
Mon 13-Jan-2014 - 5-May-2014 weekly at 14-16, Pinni B2077, no lectures on week 10.


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

Modes of study

- Lectures
- Exercises (independent work)
- Exam

Recommended preceding studies

Basic mathematics and probability courses; basic competence in a scientific programming language such as matlab or R. 


Course can be an optional course in
- Advanced Studies in Statistics
- Advanced Studies in Computational Methods and Programming
- M.Sc. programme in Algorithmics

Further information on including this course in advanced studies, contact your study advisor or professor.