[ml] anything going on tonight?

Brian Morris cymraegish at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 18:47:06 PDT 2011


I'll be there. Altho I don't really feel like presenting anything (too much
going on lately),
I can say what I am reading and direct people to the resources for that.
(Tom Mitchell's book and courses).


On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 3:57 PM, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com> wrote:

> One more topic I forgot about: Ridge Regression/LASSO
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 3:54 PM, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com> wrote:
> > Just to brief anyone new to the ML stuff - we have meetups every
> > week, 7:30pm in the Church classroom. Every few weeks we have
> > a presentation/workshop on an ML topic. Although we haven't been
> > keeping track lately, we've had meetups about the following topics:
> >
> > Generalized Linear Models
> > Neural Networks
> > Independent Components Analysis
> > Semi-supervised Classification
> > Agent-based Learning
> > Random Forests
> > Self Organized Maps
> > Random Walks and the Page Rank Algorithm
> > k-Means Clustering/Expectation Maximization for Mixture Models
> > Hidden Markov Models/Speech Recognition
> > Bias/Variance Tradeoff
> > Information Retrieval (search)
> > Inverse Problems/Meta-heuristics
> >
> > The group is stochastic and has a somewhat seasonal component,
> > things seem to be slower in the summertime. Later this summer I'm
> > going to try and get all the slides made public for these talks and list
> > them on the wiki. Don't be afraid to repeat any of the already-mentioned
> > topics, the stochasticity of the group implies that you'll always have
> > interested people!
> >
> > We've also worked on a few different data mining competitions, including:
> >
> > Last year's KDD cup challenge for educational data
> > Kaggle's HIV Genomics Competition
> > Kaggle's Social Network Competition
> >
> > My personal opinion is to move the group in a direction that balances
> > workshops for teaching and projects. Anybody who has a personal project
> > they want people to work on is encouraged to share with the group and
> > present it, and feel free to use ML meetup time to do so.
> >
> > Have fun! Hopefully see you all next week,
> >
> >  mike
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 3:38 PM, Glenn Wright
> > <infinite.perplexity at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I've never been before, but I'm interested and I'm going to be at
> Noisebridge tonight.
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >> On Jun 15, 2011, at 3:32 PM, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Not that I know of! I won't be in, but next week there's a
> >>> workshop on SVMs in R.
> >>>
> >>> I strongly suggest to anyone and everyone - show up and make
> >>> something happen tonight!
> >>>
> >>> mike
> >>>
> >>> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 3:19 PM, Cathy Wu <cathywu at mit.edu> wrote:
> >>>> hey all,
> >>>> is there anything planned for tonight?
> >>>> thanks!
> >>>> cathy (new to nb)
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