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Taksha eSeminar Series (TeSS): Data Science, AI, and Machine Learning
Online (Hampton, VA US)
Hampton, VA
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Monday Sep 14, 2020 1:00 PM - Wednesday Oct 07, 2020 3:00 PM | Free


Taksha eSeminar Series (TeSS): Data Science, AI, and Machine Learning
Are you interested to know about the revolutionary changes taking place in the world of Data Science, AI and Machine Learning? Are you trying to make a change in the direction of your career? Then this introductory course is for you!

This seminar series will consist of four consecutive weeks of two hour-long webinars per week. It provides an overview of the entire field of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning, starting from data collection to selection of a method to solve and evaluation of the method. Tentatively, the topics to be covered are:

*Data Science and its relation to AI, ML, and Deep Learning
*Big Data, Pre-processing, Data Wrangling, Cleansing, Exploratory Data Analysis Visualization
*Introduction to Programming in Python, Python libraries, Scikit-Learn, Tensor Flow, Keras. Database concepts like SQL, No SQL.
*Distributed frameworks like Spark
*Some important Learning Algorithms (Minimum 6 webinars)
*Decision Trees vs. Random Forests
*Recommendation Systems and Collaborative Filtering
*Supervised Learning: Linear Regression
Classification: Logistic Regression
*Neural Nets and Back Propagation
*Bayes classifier
*Feature engineering
*Given a problem, how to get started? How to select and evaluate an algorithm?

Pre-requisites: Basic background in calculus, vector notation, and a passing familiarity with statistical concepts. Facility with using computers and ability to read code even if you do not have expertise in writing Python code. You are expected to have access to a computer with Anaconda distribution of Python installed on it. You are expected to know how to use Jupyter Notebook. If you are not familiar with this, ask a colleague to help you get started with Python and Jupyter Notebook. Then you can read and understand code segments shown in the class. Knowledge of programming is not essential to follow the lectures, but it is essential to get a job!

The free series begins on Monday, September 14 for four consecutive Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT (4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT).

Seminar access details will be provided to registrants closer to the start date.

Please refer to www.taksha.org/events/DS-AI-ML for more details about the seminars (topics, pre-requisites, expectations, etc.)

Certificates of Attendance are available on request for $40.


Taksha Institute (TI) is an independent, not-for-profit organization, tax-exempt under IRS Code 501(c)3, founded in 1976 in Virginia, US. All proceeds from donations, registration fees, sales, grants, and/or contracts support Taksha's educational and research activities.

To help support the continuation of the high-quality events we provide for your interest, we encourage you to make your tax-deductible donations online at the top of www.taksha.org.


Online (Hampton, VA US) (View)
21 Enterprise Pkwy
Hampton, VA 23666
United States


Online / Streaming / Virtual

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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