SMS scnews item created by Eric Hester at Thu 10 May 2018 1421
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 5 Jul 2018
Calendar1: 14 May 2018 1700-1800
CalLoc1: Carslaw 535A
CalTitle1: An Introduction to Machine Learning
Auth: erich@ (ehes5653) in SMS-WASM

MaPSS: Maths Postgraduate Seminar Series: Sarah Romanes -- An Introduction to Machine Learning

Hello all,

The next MaPSS seminar will be held at 17:00 on Mon 14th May in Carslaw 535.
It’s a great opportunity to see an interesting talk, meet some fellow postgrads,
and get some free pizza and soft drink. 


Speaker: Sarah Romanes (The University of Sydney) 

Title: An Introduction to Machine Learning

Abstract:  This talk about Machine Learning (ML) is designed to be a fun and 
lighthearted talk covering the basic concepts of various aspects of ML. In this talk, 
we will cover the paradigms of Machine Learning (statistics vs computer science), 
the types of classifiers used in ML (supervised vs unsupervised, generative vs 
discriminative), as well as touching briefly on a number of ML algorithms used in 
industry and academia alike, such as logistic regression, support vector machines, 
and neural networks. By the end of the talk, you should be able to recognise 
algorithms when used in context as well as know when they should (and shouldn’t) 
be applied to solve problems in the real world.


See you there!

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