Events

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
at IDRE Portal

In Fall 2019, IDRE RTG will offer a series of classes on machine learning to the campus. The objective of the series is to present overviews to the exciting machine learning techniques and to provide a practical guide for general audience to step into the field. This series is primarily appropriate for the beginners who want to learn the techniques and apply to their future research activities. Researchers with machine learning experiences are expected to get benefits from related discussions as well.

In the third session in the series, we will focus on deep learning and use Dogs-vs-Cats Kaggle Challenge as the case study. The topics will include:

1. Introduction to Data Augmentation techniques.
2. Using Data Augmentation to improve the solution for the Dogs-vs-Cats Kaggle Challenge.
3. Introducing transfer learning techniques to the Dogs-vs-Cats Kaggle Challenge.

No specific prerequisite is required to understand most parts of the talks. The current session assumes the knowledge of topics covered in the third session. Working experience of Python, Jupyter Notebooks and linear algebra will be helpful.

 

If you have any further questions regarding the workshop, please contact Qiyang Hu.


Monday, November 18, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
at IDRE Portal

R is a programming environment that runs on Windows, Macintosh and UNIX platforms. This class is designed for people who are just starting to use R. The students in the class will have a hands-on experience using R for doing statistics, graphics, and data management. The class notes are the scripts for the class. The R class notes do not contain any of the computer output. The class notes are not meant to be an R textbook or a reference manual. However, it is possible for individuals to use the class notes to help them learn R even if they don’t enroll in the class.

Students should bring their own laptop computers with R 3.6.1 (https://cran.r-project.org/) installed.  Installation of R-Studio (https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/) is also strongly recommended. 


Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many documents and websites created are completely inaccessible or just frustrating for screenreader users. Learn accessible design and content management tools to make it easier for people with disabilities to engage with your website content and documents. During the hour long active learning session, you will learn the impact of accessible websites and documents, simple methods how to build in accessibility in current content, and have an opportunity for hands-on experience building accessible webpages and documents. Please bring your laptop.


Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many documents and websites created are completely inaccessible or just frustrating for screenreader users. Learn accessible design and content management tools to make it easier for people with disabilities to engage with your website content and documents. During the hour long active learning session, you will learn the impact of accessible websites and documents, simple methods how to build in accessibility in current content, and have an opportunity for hands-on experience building accessible webpages and documents. Please bring your laptop.