Machine Learning and Data Analytics for Industry 4.0



Time and place

Registration via mail to johannes.roider@fau.de

  • Wed 16:15-18:00, Room 00.010 (exclude vac) ICS

Prerequisites / Organizational information

Registration via e-mail to johannes.roider@fau.de Registration period: 25.02.-04.05.2022

The seminar will be held face-to-face.


  • Prior knowledge of machine learning via courses like PA, IntroPR, PR, DL, MLTS, CVP or equivalent (ideally first project experiences) is expected!
  • Motivation to explore scientific findings (e.g. via literature research)
  • Motivation to code and analyze data

Please state your previous experience in machine learning (e. g. Which courses did you take? Which project experience do you have?) when registering for the course.


50% of grade: Presentation + demo (20 minutes)

50% of grade 4 pages IEEE standard paper (excluding references) (+ code submission)

Attendance of all meetings is required.


*Contents* Companies in all kinds of industries are producing and collecting rapidly more and more data from various sources. This is enabled by technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-physical system (CPS) and cloud computing. Hence there is an increasing demand in industry and research for students and graduates with machine learning and data analytics skills in the Industry 4.0 context. In this Seminar the Industry 4.0 term will include adjacent fields like the medical device or the automotive sector. Aim of this seminar is to give students insights about state-of-the-art machine learning and data analytics methods and applications in Industry 4.0 and adjacent fields. Students will mainly work independently on either a implementation centric or a research centric topic. The implementation centric topics will focus primarily on the implementation of algorithms and analytical components, while the research centric topic will focus on researching and structuring literature on a specific field of interest. Several potential topics will be provided but students are also encouraged to propose their own topics (please discuss with teaching staff beforehand). *Topics covered will include but are not limited to*: - Best practices for presentation and scientific work - Brief overview of current hot topics in the field of machine learning and data analytics for Industry 4.0 (e.g. deep learning for predictive maintenance and process mining for usage analysis) - Data acquisition (what kind of data can be acquired? Identification of publicly available data sets) and storage (how can data be stored efficiently?) - Machine learning and data analytics methodologies (Support vector machines, Hidden Markov models, Deep learning, Process mining, etc.) for industrial data (sensor data, event logs, ...) The seminar will include talks by corresponding lecturer and invited experts in the domain. Furthermore, students will present results from literature research and data analytics projects. *Learning Objectives and Competencies* - Students will develop an understanding of the current hot field of machine learning and data analytics for Industry 4.0 / healthcare / automotive - Students will learn to research and present a topic within the context of machine learning and data analytics for Industry 4.0 / healthcare / automotive independently - Students will learn to identify opportunities, challenges and limitations of corresponding ML approaches for Industry 4.0 / healthcare / automotive - Students will develop the skill to identify and understand relevant literature and to present their finding in a structured manner - Students will learn to present implementation and validation results in form of a demonstration and/or report

Additional information

Keywords: Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Process Mining, Predictive Maintenance, Industry 4.0, Healthcare, Automotive

Expected participants: 10