Department of Information Technology

Statistical Machine Learning - Mini project

The mini project is carried out in groups of 3 to 4 students. Please register for a group in the student portal. The deadline for group registration is on January 28. Should you have any questions regarding the group division, please contact Johan or David.

Project overview

The project is to predict which songs, out of a data set of 200 songs, Andreas Lindholm will like. To your help, you are provided another data set of 750 songs, which Andreas already has labeled with like or dislike. The data consists not of the sound files themselves, but of high level features extracted from them.

Using the methods in the course, you will implement the project in Python (outside the scheduled hours), submit your final prediction to a website, and write a report. You will also peer-review a report from another group, and - if necessary - revise your own report. Outstanding work will be awarded with a gold star, which can raise your final grade.


All instructions are in this file: instructions.pdf. Please read it carefully!

Submit your solution here (and see how well the other groups are doing). Note that you only need to submit one solution here during the entire project. (But for the sake of a fun competition, we allow you to submit up to one solution per day and group).

Clarification: The Latex files for the NeurIPS has line numbers in its draft mode. You should not remove these numbers. They can be useful for your reviewers when they want to refer to a specific part of your report (e.g., "the equation on line 54").

Important dates

The deadlines and other important dates for the project are as follows:

Moment Deadline Comment
Group registration January 28
Solution submissions February 20
Report submission February 21 Both report and contribution statement
Peer-review (of another group's report) submission February 27
Feedback and grade (pass/revise) from teachers March 6 Both report and peer-review report
Final revised report submission March 27 new01.gif Only if revision is required

(submission deadlines are one minute before midnight, i.e., 23.59)

Check list before report submission

In order to pass (or possibly even achieve a gold star if your report is written such that a thorough understanding of the methods is conveyed and has a technical contribution beyond the minimum requirements), please check that ...

  • You have read the final version of the report from start to end, and made sure it is readable.
  • Your report is anonymous with the correct title.
  • The report is written using the NeurIPS style, and is not more than 6 pages.
  • You have written the contribution statement in a separate document.
  • You have included everything listed in 4.1 in the instructions.

Good luck!

Updated  2020-03-12 08:11:50 by Johan Wågberg.