Super Bowl party at Clément’s place! All kinds of fast food invited: chicken wings, ribs, chips, nachos, cheap beer…
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Introduction by Yi:
Since everyone is working with machine learning, the reading group for the next week would be about imbalanced learning.
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Introduction by Zhiming:
For the next week’s reading group, I propose that we have a topic about Ensemble Learning Methods, and there will be two slides for these reading group. Hoping through this reading group, everyone has a basic idea about ensemble learning and knows a new method called Gradient Boosting Trees.
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Introduction by Martin:
This Friday’s reading group will be a hands-on tutorial on multiprocessing in Python. Please make sure to have Python 2 installed on your laptop. No further preparation needed, if you want an IDE: Spyder is decent. Slides.
- CPU count
- Process class
- Pool class
- Hands-on challenge!
A different formula will be attempted for this reading group: everyone shall each study their own paper on the subject of Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN) or Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM), and present it.
List of the available papers
Reading group about Git by Clément.
- Starting a git repository
- Useful commands for current status of repository
- Working with branches to develop features
- Committing your work
- Reverting changes
- Merging back into master
- Merging problems
Reading group by Pierre-Marc on sparse coding.
L0 is the ultimate sparsity measure but L1 is also a good approximation for sparsity. Sparse coding is very good for compression, inpainting and denoising.
Introduction by Martin:
The next reading group will be on MRI. Since this is quite a general subject, instead of reading papers, I will make you watch a few introduction videos on selected key topics. I have included questions for each video to make sure you understood what you just watched. You are expected to watch them again or do some of your own research if you have absolutely no clue (they are short videos after all). We’ll go through them on Friday and some more advanced topics if we have time.
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With Yi and Mohammad moving out of their current place in a few weeks, they wanted to celebrate one last time with a BBQ.
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Today we went biking around Lac des Nations, and afterwards enjoyed a nice Chinese hotpot prepared by Chef Yi.
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