Data Science Classroom: Clustering

We're very pleased to have Dr. Abhijit Dasgupta, statistical consultant at NIH and other local businesses,  and machine learning researcher, present our second Data Science Classroom event! Clustering (Unsupervised Learning) is a foundational Statistics and Machine Learning task, used to identify and visualize structure and commonalities in unlabeled data.  

At 6:30pm, mingling, food and drink.

At 7:00pm, after the usual introduction, Abhijit will give a mostly-introductory talk, talking about when clustering is and isn't useful, methods for determining the number of clusters, scalability of different approaches, and related issues.

At 8:30pm or so, we will find a bar for Data Drinks.

 

So that we can best plan for this event, please do not RSVP "Yes" unless you would be willing to bet us even odds that you will actually attend.

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  • Harlan H.

    Intro slides are here: https://docs.google.com/present/...­
    Presentation slides are here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1282581...­
    Presentation audio is here: http://www.meetup.com/Data-Scie...­

    March 30, 2012

  • Thomas L.

    !

    March 28, 2012

  • Francis M.

    Great discussion on the different aspects of clustering.

    March 28, 2012

  • Jerome Y.

    Excellent introduction to all aspects of clustering. The speaker was very clear and presented concrete illustrative examples. Some of them animations. I understand his slides will be available for those who were unable to attend.

    March 28, 2012

  • Alex F.

    I thought the presentation was excellent. I've taken classes in ML, but they didn't really touch unsupervised learning, so this was at the perfect level for me.

    March 28, 2012

  • Josh

    Great overview. Dr Dasgupta was very clear, and ongoing Q&A worked well.

    March 28, 2012

  • Daniel I S.

    As always, I like as many examples as possible. Given that he uses a propriatary software package, I would have liked to see/learn how to do CR in R.

    March 28, 2012

  • Marshall P.

    Very informative. Dr. Dasgupta presented a very intelligible introduction to clustering and pointed us to more detailed information. He did a very good job with questions. The evening was almost a good as a night with my poker playing buddies.

    March 28, 2012

  • Bill

    Very good presentation! Great Q&A session.

    March 28, 2012

  • Marck V.

    Abhijit gave a clear and descriptive overview of the most popular clustering techniques. He has great knowledge on the subject. Nice talk!

    March 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talk giving a good overview.

    March 28, 2012

  • Jackie K.

    I can't make this evening. Will the slides be posted online?

    March 27, 2012

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