Valencian Summer School in Machine Learning

September 13-14, 2018, Valencia, Spain

Machine Learning is enabling a transformation in the software industry without precedents. New Machine Learning powered predictive applications are performing jobs that were previously considered exclusive to highly skilled humans. We are already witnessing a new wave of innovation that is changing the face of all sectors of the economy.

BigML is bringing the fourth edition of our Summer School in Machine Learning to Valencia. We will hold a two-day crash course ideal for business leaders, industry practitioners, advanced undergraduates, as well as graduate students, seeking a quick, practical, and hands-on introduction to Machine Learning to solve real-world problems. This 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

Charles Parker, Ph.D.

VP of Machine Learning Algorithms

Poul Petersen, M.Sc.

Chief Infrastructure Officer

Mercè Martín Prats, Ph.D.

VP of Insights and Applications

Greg Antell, Ph.D.

Product Manager and Machine Learning Architect

Schedule of Lectures

The goal of this Summer 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 La Nau from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM CEST during September 13 and 14, 2018. This edition will offer parallel sessions: Basic Machine Learning for business users and advanced Machine Learning for developers.

Day 1

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Reception, Breakfast, and Networking
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
Opening Remarks
09:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Introduction, Models, and Evaluations
09:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Basic Data Transformations
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Coffee Break and Networking
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Ensembles and Logistic Regressions
12:45 PM - 01:00 PM
Summary of Morning Sessions
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Feature Engineering
12:45 PM - 01:00 PM
Summary of Morning Sessions
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch and Networking
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Deepnets and Time Series
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
REST API and Bindings
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Coffee Break and Networking
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Building your Own Supervised Models - Part I
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Building your Own Supervised Models - Part II
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Examples of Basic Data Transformations and Feature Engineering
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Examples with the BigML REST API and Bindings
06:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Case Study #1
06:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Case Study #1

Day 2

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Breakfast and Networking
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
Opening Remarks
09:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Clusters and Anomaly Detection
09:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Basic ML Workflows and WhizzML
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Coffee Break and Networking
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Association Discovery and Latent Dirichlet Allocation
12:45 PM - 01:00 PM
Summary of Morning Sessions
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Advanced ML Workflows: Feature Selection, and Boosting
12:45 PM - 01:00 PM
Summary of Morning Sessions
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch and Networking
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Building your Own Unsupervised
Models
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Advanced ML Workflows: Gradient Descent, and Stacking
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Coffee Break and Networking
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
Case Study #2
04:45 PM - 05:30 PM
Case Study #3
05:30 PM - 06:15 PM
Case Study #4
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
Examples of Basic ML Workflows
04:45 PM - 05:30 PM
Examples of Advanced ML Workflows
05:30 PM - 06:15 PM
Case Study #2
06:15 PM - 06:30 PM
Closing Remarks
06:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Drinks with the Lecturers

Register Here

Please fill in this form to join the VSSML18 and we will send you the invitation to purchase your ticket shortly. The ticket for this two-day event is 65€ 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.

Venue

La Nau Universitat Street, 2. 46003 Valencia, Spain.

How to Arrive

Estació del Nord The main railway station - middle distance in Valencia
metro (6 min) - bus (15 min) - taxi (7 min)
Joaquín Sorolla The main railway station - long distance in Valencia
metro (12 min) - bus (18 min) - taxi (9 min)
Valencia Airport
metro (26 min) - taxi (25 min)

Right in front of both train stations and the airport, there are taxi stops with plenty of taxis available all day. You can also book your taxi in advance here.

We recommend coming with public transportation, as there are very few parking slots available near the venue.

Accommodation

Hotel Vincci Lys Valencia

15% discount on the prices available on the hotel page. To apply the discount you need to contact the Hotel Vincci Lys staff via email at lys@vinccihoteles.com or by FAX at +34 96 350 95 52. Make sure you mention you are coming to BigML's VSSML18.

One Shot Colón 46 Hotel

10% discount on the prices available on the hotel page. To apply the discount you need to book your room through the One Shot Colón 46 Hotel website and use the discount code VSSML18. Offer valid until August 13.

Ayre Hotel Astoria Palace

12% discount on the prices available on the hotel page. To apply the discount you need to contact the Ayre Hotel staff via email anytime at reservas.astoriapalace@ayrehoteles.com or by phone at +34 96 398 10 05 from Monday to Friday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM CEST. Make sure you mention you are coming to BigML's VSSML18.

Lotelito

10% discount on double rooms, single rooms, and apartment prices available on the hotel page. To apply the discount you need to contact Lotelito and mention you are coming to BigML's VSSML18 when you book your room.

Wallace Apartments

10% discount on the prices available on the Wallace Apartments page. To apply the discount you need to contact Wallace Apartments and mention you are coming to BigML's VSSML18 when you book your apartment.

Feetup Hostels

5% discount on the prices available on the hostel page for Red Nest Hostel and Purple Nest Hostel. To apply the discount you need to book your room through the Feetup Hostels website and use the discount code VSSML18.

Co-organized by:

BigML Ayuntamiento de Valencia Valenciactiva VIT emprende

In collaboration with: