Machine Learning School in Doha

November 4-5, 2018, Doha, Qatar

BigML and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, bring the first edition of our Machine Learning School to Doha, the MLSD18. This event will be one of the first activities to be hosted by QCRI's new Qatar Center for Artificial Intelligence (QCAI). QCAI's mission is to help Qatar realize its vision of becoming a knowledge-based economy by developing and promoting cutting-edge AI innovations for the betterment of human society.

We will hold a two-day crash course ideal for business leaders, industry practitioners, developers, graduate students, as well as advanced undergraduates, seeking a quick, practical, and hands-on introduction to Machine Learning to solve real-world problems. The MLSD18 will help attendees to understand how to work in this new wave of innovation that is changing the face of all sectors of the economy. The Machine Learning School will serve as a good introduction to the kind of work that students can expect if they enroll in advanced Machine Learning masters.

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Lecturers

José Antonio Ortega (jao), Ph.D.

Co-Founder, Hacker at Large, and CTO at BigML

Poul Petersen, M.Sc.

Chief Infrastructure Officer at BigML

Greg Antell, Ph.D.

Product Manager and Machine Learning Architect at BigML

Sanjay Chawla, Ph.D.

Research Director at QCRI

Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Ph.D.

Scientist at QCRI

Mourad Ouzzani, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist at QCRI

Schedule of Lectures

The goal of this Machine Learning School is to introduce basic as well as more advanced Machine Learning concepts and techniques that will help you boost your productivity significantly. All lectures will take place at Qatar National Convention Centre, from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM AST during November 4 and 5, 2018.

Day 1

08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Registration, Coffee, and Networking
08:30 AM - 08:45 AM
Opening Remarks
08:45 AM - 09:15 AM
End-to-End Machine Learning
by BigML
09:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Data Profiling, Data Cleaning, and Error Detection Data Extraction
by QCRI
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Coffee Break and Networking
by QCRI
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Basic Transformations
by QCRI and BigML
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Real-World Use Case #1: Preparing your Data for Machine Learning
by QCRI and BigML
12:45 PM - 01:00 PM
Summary of Morning Sessions
by QCRI
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch and Networking
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Models, Ensembles, and Evaluations
by BigML
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Coffee Break and Networking
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Logistic Regression, Deepnets, and Time Series
by BigML
05:00 PM - 05:15 PM
Summary of Afternoon Sessions
by BigML
05:15 PM - 05:45 PM
Real-World Use Case #2
by BigML
05:45 PM - 06:30 PM
Practical Workshop: Building your own Supervised Models
by BigML

Day 2

08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Coffee and Networking
08:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Feature Engineering and Dataset Creation
by QCRI and BigML
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Coffee Break and Networking
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Real-World Use Case #3
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Practical Workshop: Preparing your Data for Machine Learning
by QCRI and BigML
12:45 PM - 01:00 PM
Summary of Morning Sessions
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch and Networking
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Clusters and Anomaly Detection
by QCRI and BigML
02:45 PM - 03:30 PM
Association Discovery and Latent Dirichlet Allocation
by BigML
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Practical Workshop: Building your own Unsupervised Models
by BigML
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Coffee Break and Networking
04:30 PM - 05:15 PM
REST API, Bindings, and Basic Workflows with WhizzML
by BigML
05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Advanced Workflows: Feature Selection, Boosting, Gradient Descent, and Stacking
by BigML
06:00 PM - 06:15 PM
Real-World Use Case #4
06:15 PM - 06:30 PM
Summary of Afternoon Sessions
by BigML
06:30 PM - 06:45 PM
Closing Remarks
by QCRI
06:45 PM - 07:30 PM
Meeting the Speakers

Register Here

Please fill in this form to join the MLSD18 and we will send you the invitation to purchase your ticket shortly. The ticket for this two-day event is $100 per person, and it is intended to help cover food and drinks for the two days: breakfasts, lunch breaks, several coffee breaks, drinks, and snacks.

Please type here your government issued ID or Passport, and bring the same document with you to the event, otherwise you will not be allowed in the building.

Venue

Qatar National Convention Center Al Luqta St, Ar Rayyan, Education City.
Doha, Qatar.

Co-organized by:

BigML Qatar Computing Research Institute