This is a ‘LIVE COURSE’ – the instructor will be delivering lectures and coaching attendees through the accompanying computer practical’s via video link, a good internet connection is essential.
TIME ZONE – GMT+1 – however all sessions will be recorded and made available allowing attendees from different time zones to follow.
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In this two day course, we provide an introduction to machine learning and deep learning using R. We begin by providing an overview of the machine learning and deep learning landscape, and then turn to some major machine learning applications. We begin with binary and multiclass classification problems, then look at decision trees and random forests, then look at unsupervised learning methods, all of which are major topics in machine learning. We then cover artificial neural networks and deep learning. For this, we will use the powerful TensorFlow and Keras deep learning toolboxes. As examples of deep learning nets, we will cover the relatively easy to understand multilayer perceptron and then turn to convolutional neural networks.
This course is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning the machine learning or deep learning using R, both of
which have major applications both in industry and in academia.
Time zone – GMT+1
Availability – TBC
Duration – 2 days
Contact hours – Approx. 15 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 1 ECT’s
Language – English
This course will be largely practical, hands-on, and workshop based. For each topic, there will first be some lecture style presentation, i.e., using slides or blackboard, to introduce and explain key concepts and theories. Then, we will cover how to perform the various statistical analyses using R. Any code that the instructor produces during these sessions will be uploaded to a publicly available GitHub site after each session. For the breaks between sessions, and between days, optional exercises will be provided. Solutions to these exercises and brief discussions of them will take place after each break.
The course will take place online using Zoom. On each day, the live video broadcasts will occur during UK local time (GMT+0) at:
All sessions will be video recorded and made available to all attendees as soon as possible, hopefully soon after each 2hr session.
If some sessions are not at a convenient time due to different time zones, attendees are encouraged to join as many of the live broadcasts as possible. For example, attendees from North America may be able to join the live sessions from 3pm-5pm and 6pm-8pm, and then catch up with the 12pm-2pm recorded session once it is uploaded. By joining any live sessions that are possible will allow attendees to benefit from asking questions and having discussions, rather than just watching prerecorded sessions.
At the start of the first day, we will ensure that everyone is comfortable with how Zoom works, and we’ll discuss the procedure for asking questions and raising comments.
Although not strictly required, using a large monitor or preferably even a second monitor will make the learning experience better, as you will be able to see my RStudio and your own RStudio simultaneously.
All the sessions will be video recorded, and made available immediately on a private video hosting website. Any materials, such as slides, data sets, etc., will be shared via GitHub
We will assume familiarity with some general statistical and mathematical concepts such as matrix algebra, calculus, probability distributions. However, expertise with these concepts are not necessary. Anyone who has taken any undergraduate (Bachelor’s) level course in mathematics, or even advanced high school level, can be assumed to have sufficient familiarity with these concepts
Attendees of the course must use a computer with R/RStudio installed, as well as the necessary additional R packages. Instructions on how to install and configure all the software will be provided before the start of the course.
PLEASE READ – CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that a course is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund of the course fees will be credited.
Wednesday 29th – Classes from 12:00 to 20:00
Thursday 30th – Classes from 12:00 to 20:00
Senior Lecturer, Psychology Department, Nottingham Trent University, England
Mark Andrews is a Senior Lecturer in the Psychology Department at Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham, England. Mark is a graduate of the National University of Ireland and obtained an MA and PhD from Cornell University in New York. Mark’s research focuses on developing and testing Bayesian models of human cognition, with particular focus on human language processing and human memory. Mark’s research also focuses on general Bayesian data analysis, particularly as applied to data from the social and behavioural sciences. Since 2015, he and his colleague Professor Thom Baguley have been funded by the UK’s ESRC funding body to provide intensive workshops on Bayesian data analysis for researchers in the social sciences.