We are offering two workshops concurrently:
Introduction to Machine Learning
Instructor: Marcelo Ponte, from Scinet
Tentative Time: Friday, May 3rd, 2019; 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This workshop will provide an introduction to some of the key methods and concepts in machine learning.
We will present and discuss the following topics:
- Introduction to machine learning.
- Bias-variance tradeoff.
- Resampling Methods.
- Classification algorithms, in general.
- Decision trees, kNN, k-means.
- Agglomerative clustering.
We will use Python 3, and attendees are expected to be familiar with the Python programming language but extensive programming experience is not required - we will mainly be calling functions in existing packages, not writing large amounts of code.
Instructor: Leo Mui, from the Impact Centre
Time: Friday, May 3rd, 2019; 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
At the Impact Centre, we often tell the student entrepreneurs we train that "life's a pitch!" As scientists, you are well trained at how to deliver academic talks at lectures and conferences, but a different approach is required when pitching an idea for a project or startup company, as often you will be tasked to speak to a non-technical audience. Even if you don't intend to become an entrepreneur, it is likely that at some point in your career you will need to persuade various stakeholders to support you on an initiative whether that is for a competitive university research grant or a new project you would like to launch at an industry job. This interactive workshop will help you understand the pitch development process and give you the opportunity to practice delivering the heart of your message in a clear, concise, and understandable way.