In this seminar, we will have a close look at the most important and influential data mining methods. Each participant will present one method in a scientific talk. However, the real focus of this seminar lies on how to give clear and interesting presentations. For this purpose, we will read and discuss the excellent book Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath, which is about how to communicate in a sticky fashion, that is, how to make sure that the audience clearly realizes your point and easily can remember it and its importance.
Important notice: In order to better understand the subject of the seminar, please attend the seminar presentation on Tuesday 13.7.2010, 17:00 in SN 20.2. Please also have a look at our presentation slides.
Note that the number of participants is limited to six. Registration will be handled by the online system QIS. The registration period starts on Monday, 2.8.2010. Due to the small number of seminar slots, we recommend registration only for students that are not afraid of hard work.
Important: This seminar is designed for master students. However, bachelor students may participate if they want to, although we do not recommend it. If you are a bachelor student, please think twice before registering (please contact us if you have any questions).
One seminar topic will be assigned to each participant at our first seminar meeting. Here is the list of topics to choose from; it is based on a voting among leading experts in data mining research (the associated journal article can be downloaded at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10115-007-0114-2).