Machine Learning in Civil EngineeringCopyright: © ISAC
Course Language: English
The course "Machine Learning in Civil Engineering" is relevant for these courses of study:
- M. Sc. Civil Engineering
- M. Sc. Transport Engineering and Mobility
- M. Sc. Environmental Engineering
- M. Sc. Industrial Engineering FR Civil Engineering
More detailed information can be found in the respective Examination Regulations in the official announcements of RWTH Aachen University.
The module imparts knowledge in the following subject areas:
- Introduction Programming
- Classification and regression of traffic data with Supervised Learning
- Clustering with Unsupervised Learning
- Basics of Neural Networks
- Application of larger Neural Networks
A lecture covers the mathematical and theoretical basics of different machine learning methods. In addition, the lecture is accompanied by a practical exercise in which students work independently on self-programming exercises and develop routines in program code relevant to the Learning Outcomes. Students complete a group project in which they identify, analyze, and test data sets. The theoretical basics are tested beyond the project work in the context of an online exam.
Students learn basic concepts and ideas of machine learning in this module. They deal with different learning algorithms, understand the respective advantages and disadvantages and gain an intuition which algorithms can be applied to which problems. Students are then able to apply the learned algorithms in a suitable programming language (Python) to analyze them for new, large data sets.