AMLS is a 5 ECTS master course, applicable to the master catalogs 'Data Science', 'Machine Learning', 'Software Technology', and 'Interactive and Visual Information Systems'. This course covers the architecture and essential concepts of modern ML systems for both local and large-scale machine learning (ML). These architectures include systems for data-parallel execution (e.g., Spark, Mahout, SystemML), Parameter Servers (e.g., TensorFlow, MXNet, PyTorch), ML lifecycle systems, and the integration of ML into database systems. The covered topics focus primarily on a microscopic view of internal compilation, execution, and data management techniques, but also include a macroscopic view of entire ML pipelines.
In detail, the course covers the following topics, which also reflects the course calendar. All slides will be made available prior to the individual lectures.
A: Overview and ML System Internals
B: ML Lifecycle Systems
The lectures are accompanied by mandatory programming projects
(to the extend of 2 ECTS, i.e, roughly 50 working hours), preferrably in
(an open source ML system for the end-to-end data science lifecycle).
A list of project proposals and details on an alternative exercise will be made available during the first lecture.