Materials for Applied Data Science profile course INFOMDA2 Battling the curse of dimensionality.

Battling the Curse of Dimensionality

This webpage contains all materials required for the Applied Data Science profile course INFOMDA2 ‘Battling the Curse of Dimensionality’.

The materials on this website are CC-BY-4.0 licensed.

cc by


You can find the course syllabus as a web page here or as a pdf here.


Number Title Slides
01 High-dimensional data Slides
02 Dimension reduction I Slides
03 Dimension reduction II Slides
04 Deep learning Slides
05 Clustering Slides
06 Model-based Clustering Slides, code
07 Time series Slides
08 Text mining Slides
09 Natural language processing Slides


Number Title Practical Answers
01 High-dimensional data Practical  
02 Dimension reduction I Practical  
03 Dimension reduction II Practical  
04 Deep learning Practical  
05 Clustering Practical  
06 Model-based Clustering Practical  
07 Time series No practical  
08 Text mining Practical  
09 Natural language processing Practical  


Number Title Deadline Link
01 Partial least squares 03-12-2021 @ 13:15 Assignment
02 Comparing cluster methods 21-01-2022 @ 13:15 Assignment


The exam will take place on Friday, February 4th, from 09.00 to 11.00. Those with extra time have 30 additional minutes. The location is Buys Ballot building, room 083.

The exam is open book. You may use all materials you have, including lecture slides, notes, code and books. However, no communication with others is allowed, whatsoever. You are expected to take the exam individually.

Some example questions can be found here.