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Schedule: 
Alternating Wednesdays, 3-5PM, first meeting Wednesday September 5
Location: 
Barrows 356B: Convening Room
Description

Are you new to machine learning but do not know how to get started? Do you have experience with machine learning and are looking for a venue to practice presenting your research? Would you like to lead a coding walkthrough? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then come join the UC Berkeley D-Lab Machine Learning Working Group! 

This brown-bag series will introduce you to central themes in the form of workshop-style coding walkthroughs using R and Python.

In Fall 2018 the focus will be on unsupervised methods:

  - September 5: Principal Component Analysis   

  - September 19: k-means clustering  

  - October 3: hierarchical clustering  

  - October 17: Medoid partitioning  

  - October 31: tSNE  

  - November 14: UMAP  

  - November 28: TextXD / Latent Class Analysis (?)  

  - December 12: Lightning talks  

We will focus on key frameworks in R such as caret and SuperLearner and in Python like scikit-learn, tensorflow, and keras. 

We also encourage you to bring topics for discussion that focus on a variety of themes including data cleaning, visualization, automation, cloud computing, and parallel processing. 

Prior knowledge: R FUN!damentals: Parts 1 through 3 or previous intermediate working knowledge of R or Python FUN!damentals and previous work with NumPy and SciPy are recommended. 

Click here download install R

Click here to download RStudio Desktop Open Source License FREE

Click here to download Python Anaconda Distribution

Visit our GitHub repo at: https://github.com/dlab-berkeley/MachineLearningWG

Details
D-lab Facilitator: 
Evan Muzzall
Participant Technology Requirement: 
Laptop