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What & Who: A series of three one-hour workshops that introduces the main concepts and techniques of machine learning, including: defining a machine learning problem;  choosing data features and an appropriate algorithm; and the challenges of overfitting and underfitting. Algorithms will include linear regression, logistic regression, k-nearest neighbors, and neural networks and deep learning. We will use Scikit-Learn for the introductory portions (days 1 and 2), Keras for neural nets and deep learning (day 3).

Participants will need a personal Google account (not their Caltech Google account). We will be using Google's Colaboratory environment for the workshops. For an introduction to Colab see: https://colab.research.google.com/notebooks/intro.ipynb

The workshops will assume familiarity with the following:

  • Basic Python script structure and commands
  • Using a Jupyter Notebook
  • Introductory knowledge of the NumPy, pandas, and matplotlib Python libraries

A quick review of these topics will be provided at 11:45am, before the first workshop.

When: Monday–Wednesday, December 13–15, 2021.

Where: Online via Zoom

Instructors: Stephen Davison (days 1-2), Charles Guan (day 3)

11:45am-12:00pm: Setup, discussion, troubleshooting (as needed, optional)
12:00pm-1:15pm: Instruction (approximately 15 mins at end for optional review, discussion, troubleshooting)

Registration: This event is open to all members of the Caltech community. Please register with your Caltech or JPL email. Since spaces are limited and we expect the workshop to be oversubscribed, please only register if you are sure that you can attend.

For more information: If you have any questions about the workshop please contact the Library (library@caltech.edu).

Dates & Times:
11:45am - 1:15pm, Monday, December 13, 2021
11:45am - 1:15pm, Tuesday, December 14, 2021
11:45am - 1:15pm, Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Registration has closed. (This event has to be booked as part of a series)

Event Organizer

Stephen Davison