2-day workshop on machine learning, CDAC Navi Mumbai

2-day workshop on machine learning, 19-20 December 2008, CDAC Navi Mumbai

Machine Learning

Machine Learning (ML) is a subfield of artificial intelligence (AI) that is concerned with the design and development of algorithms and techniques that allow computers to "learn". ML is one of the active areas of research in computer science and currently has a large repository of practically useable techniques and algorithms for a wide range of tasks. Typical ML problems include automatic clustering of a set of items, automatic classification (spam mail, documents, etc.), automatic learning/refinement of rules for a diagnostic system, predictive modelling, etc.

ML methods have evolved from various domains such as Statistics, Information theory, Biology and Control theory. ML has a wide spectrum of applications including natural language processing (NLP), pattern recognition, search engines, medical diagnosis, bioinformatics and chemical informatics, fraud detection, stock market analysis, speech and handwriting recognition, robotics, intelligent computer games etc.

About the Workshop

The workshop is meant to provide a comprehensive introduction to Machine Learning, focusing on conceptual understanding of popular ML algorithms and practical applications. Apart from covering popular ML techniques such as Artificial Neural Network (ANN), Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Genetic Algorithms (GA) we will discuss modelling of a problem for using machine learning including input-output transformation. Participant will get hands on experience with these algorithms; using toolkits such as Weka.

Workshop Outline

  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Inductive Learning
  • Artificial Neural Network
  • Support Vector Machine
  • Clustering
  • Input-output transformation for ML
  • Application case studies
  • Lab sessions

Target Audience

The workshop is targeted at academic and industry professionals interested in Machine Learning; professionals working in the area of information retrieval, language processing, document analysis, speech recognition and students interested in the area of Machine Learning. Some familiarity with computer programming will be desirable – language does not matter.

Registration Details

Registration Fee: Rs. 1000/- per participant for academic & non-profit organizations, and Rs. 1500/- per participant for others, payable by a crossed demand draft drawn in favour of 'C-DAC Mumbai' payable at Mumbai. The fee covers lunch, refreshments, and workshop material. The complete registration form fee should be sent to the Course Administration section C-DAC, Kharghar, Mumbai.

Accommodation Availability

Limited shared Non-A/C accommodation is available at the Navi Mumbai Campus Hostel, at Rs.150/- per person per day.

Knowledge Based Computer Systems Division

The Knowledge Based Computer Systems (KBCS) division carries out research and development in selected subfields of Artificial Intelligence. Its core areas of research are Natural Language Processing, Expert Systems, Case Based Reasoning, Information Retrieval, Data Mining, Soft Computing, and Planning and Scheduling.

About C-DAC Mumbai

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Mumbai (formerly National Centre for Software Technology) is a scientific society involved in the Research and Development into various areas of Software Technology and related disciplines with an objective to create focus on advanced information technologies, high-end academics & training relevant to R&D societies.

Contact Us

Knowledge Based Computer Systems (KBCS) Division
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (Formerly NCST)
Raintree Marg, Near Bharti Vidyapeeth
Opp. Kharghar Railway Station
Sector 7, CBD Belapur
Navi Mumbai 400 614
E-mail: ni.iabmumcadc|scbk#ni.iabmumcadc|scbk, ni.iabmumcadc|isas#ni.iabmumcadc|isas
Telephone: +91-22-27565303-05 Fax: +91-22-27560004

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