June Meetup: Deep Learning on Speech and Open Mic Night

This June marks the return of open mic night! Christo Kirov will warm up the room with a talk on deep learning for speech data, and then we'll open the floor for your lightning talks/questions/rants/raves. 

We meet upstairs at Stetsons starting at 6:30, and will kick off announcements and introductions around 7.

Christo Kirov has a PhD in Cognitive Science from Johns Hopkins University, and is currently a Postdoctoral Assistant Professor at the the Georgetown University Department of Linguistics. He'll be presenting on the steps required to apply Theano-based deep learning to raw speech data for tasks including denoising and classification. This includes data preprocessing, as well as network design, training, and testing.

For your contribution to June, we have just a few rules:

• Everyone who wants to (time permitting) will get 5 to 10 minutes to talk about anything they like. You can give a quick talk about something you've been working on, ask a question about a problem you've been struggling with, run a demo for a interesting tool you've found, etc. 

• The only rule in terms of content is that it must be related to natural language processing.

• You can use slides or a computer, but it's certainly not required. You can just get up in front of the group and ramble on for 5-10 minutes if you like. We won't judge you

Audience interaction encouraged! If you'd like to guarantee yourself a spot, leave us a comment or click to your left to contact the organizers - but walk-ins are also more than welcome.

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  • Steven

    Sorry I missed. I couldn't find parking. Was there an obvious spot that I missed?

    June 18, 2014

    • Wes F.

      We parked on Florida a few blocks up. There were at least a couple of spots.

      June 18, 2014

    • Charlie G.

      There's a garage called "The Park at Adams Morgan" a couple of blocks away at 1711 Florida Ave NW.

      June 19, 2014

  • Tommy J.

    As always, tons of fun to hang out with super smart people and learn from them.

    June 19, 2014

  • Charlie G.

    This is just a note to remind everyone that this meetup has been pushed to next Wednesday, June 18th. Sometimes, different calendar applications (like mine) might not receive the scheduling updates.

    June 11, 2014

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