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Graph Deep Learning

Description

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The goal of this course is to provide the fundamentals of graph deep learning by presenting the core components and related applications.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Graphs are structures commonly found across science to describe the complex relations that exist among the entities of a system, like chemical bonds between atoms, friendships and personal relations on social media, the spread of diseases among countries. Recent advances in deep learning have focused on developing neural networks able to process graph-based structures by leveraging on node and relational information to solve a machine learning task. Students will learn how to process graphs by embedding them to vector spaces for traditional and deep processing as well as design and implement graph convolutional networks. The course will also cover some basic theoretical aspects to understand the underlying mechanisms.

 

LEARNING METHODS
In addition to frontal lectures, practical laboratory sessions in Python will provide the the due hands on.

 

EXAMINATION INFORMATION
Assignments and exam.

 

PREREQUISITES

  • Deep Learning Lab
  • Machine Learning

 

REFERENCES

  • Material provided by the instructors
  • D. A. Spielman - Spectral and Algebraic Graph Theory (http://cs-www.cs.yale.edu/homes/spielman/sagt/) • Bruna et al. - Spectral Networks and Deep Locally Connected Networks on Graphs (https://arxiv.org/abs/1312.6203)
  • Defferrard et al. - Convolutional Neural Networks on Graphs with Fast Localized Spectral Filtering (https://arxiv.org/abs/1606.09375)
  • Kipf & Welling - Semi-Supervised Classification with Graph Convolutional Networks (https://arxiv.org/abs/1609.02907)
  • Gilmer et al. - Neural Message Passing for Quantum Chemistry (https://arxiv.org/abs/1704.01212)
  • Xu et al. - How Powerful are Graph Neural Networks? (https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.00826)

People

 

Alippi C.

Course director

Additional information

Semester
Spring
Academic year
2020-2021
ECTS
3
Language
English
Education
Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence, Core course, Lecture, 2nd year
Master of Science in Computational Science, Core course, Lecture, 1st year
Master of Science in Informatics, Elective course, Lecture, 1st year
Master of Science in Informatics, Elective course, Lecture, 2nd year
PhD programme of the Faculty of Informatics, Elective course, Lecture, 1st year (2 ECTS)
PhD programme of the Faculty of Informatics, Elective course, Lecture, 2nd year (2 ECTS)