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Introductory Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Workshop using Python


29 sept. 2017   09h00 — 17h00

Vahid Partovi Nia Scientifique principal en apprentissage automatique, Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab, Montréal, Canada

Mouloud Belbahri Université de Montréal, Canada

David Berger Université de Montréal, Canada

Gaetan Marceau Caron MILA, Canada


Vous devez vous inscrire afin de participer à l'atelier. Veuillez noter que le nombre de participant est limité et que le dîner ne sera pas fourni.

Si le nombre maximal de participants est atteint, svp contactez Vahid Partovi Nia, pour lui indiquer que vous êtes intéressé à l'atelier. Un autre atelier sera peut-être disponible par la suite.

A data scientist requires a set of skills for extraction of knowledge from large volume of data. Deep learning is a sub-field of artificial intelligence, aiming at discovering the underlying pattern of data through predictive models.

This one-day workshop is interactive, and you require to bring your laptop with anaconda, python, and jupyter-notebook installed on, in order to code with us during the workshop. There is no python familiarity required for this workshop. Being equipped with some basic computer programming skills helps. There is no statistics or mathematics knowledge required, however some knowledge in the introductory statistics level helps.

The aim of this workshop is to introduce some elementary data science and artificial intelligence concepts such as data loading, data visualization, supervised and unsupervised learning, neural networks, and deep learning.

We start with some basic Python libraries such as numpy, scipy, matplotlib, and move towards machine learning libraries such as scikit-learn and keras. You will learn how to execute several supervised, unsupervised, and semi-supervised learning algorithms on jupyter notebook using python 2.7.

We will go over the details of some important tools that are widely used in data science and artificial intelligence, along with the algorithm background, some preliminary mathematical insights, and some statistical intuition.

As a data scientist you must be able to communicate or collaborate with potential data-related projects effectively, using powerful programming tools. Python is not only famous because of its computational power, but also because of its easy integrity in web and mobile applications.

Python codes are easily readable and effectively maintainable. It is an easy-to-understand language developed by computer engineers which can be learned by experts from various backgrounds such as statistics, mathematics, business, finance, etc.

This workshop enables you to build a comprehensive tool that unifies every part of your data-driven workflow. Python and its libraries are platform independent, and are run on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X identically. MILA research lab develops its deep learning library "theano" on python. However, for this course we use a simpler interface named "keras". "keras" is built over "theano".

This workshop is partly sponsored by IVADO and GERAD.

Vahid Partovi Nia responsable


Salle 4488
Pavillon André-Aisenstadt
Campus de l'Université de Montréal
2920, chemin de la Tour Montréal QC H3T 1J4 Canada