Workshop: Machine Learning & AI: Core Techniques Workshop

Location: O’Neill, 4th fl.

Duration: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Day of week: Friday

Level: TBD


Details to follow soon.

With Python, TensorFlow and a plethora of other open source tools, anyone with a computer can run machine learning algorithms in a jiffy! However, without an understanding of which algorithms to choose and when to apply a technique, most machine learning efforts turn into trial and error experiments with conclusions like “The algorithms don’t work” or “Perhaps we should get more data”.

In this workshop, we will focus on the key tenets of machine learning algorithms and how to choose an algorithm for a problem. Rather than just showing how to run experiments in Python or TensorFlow, we will provide an intuitive understanding to machine learning with just enough mathematics and basic statistics.

What you’ll Learn:

  • Machine Learning: An intuitive foundation
  • The Machine Learning pipeline
  • Supervised Learning: Classification and Prediction
  • Machine learning methods: Regression, KNN, Random Forests, Neural Networks
  • Evaluating performance
  • Case study 1: Predicting interest rates in Freddie Mac mortgage data
  • Case study 2: To give a loan or not using Lending club data

Speaker: Sri Krishnamurthy

Chief Data Scientist and CEO @QuantUniversity

Sri Krishnamurthy, CFA, is the founder of QuantUniversity, a data and quantitative analysis company, and the creator of the Analytics Certificate program and the Fintech Certificate program. He has more than 15 years of experience in analytics, quantitative analysis, statistical modeling, and designing large-scale applications. Previously, Mr. Krishnamurthy has worked for Citigroup, Endeca, and MathWorks and has consulted with more than 25 customers in the financial services and energy industries. He has trained more than 1,000 students in quantitative methods, analytics, and big data in the industry and at Babson College, Northeastern University, and Hult International Business School, many of whom work in data science roles at financial services firms. Mr. Krishnamurthy earned an MS in computer systems engineering and an MS in computer science from Northeastern University and an MBA with a focus on investments from Babson College.

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