session #6: power to the features

It was nice seeing a bunch of our group members at the applied ml day. This is a good opportunity to cover two motifs that came up in the talks: (I) Features (features, features..); (II) Computational power. 

Below is a list of optional papers for our session. We'll pick only one/two of them. Please join the effort (by covering even a modest portion, e.g., a section).

Learning features  - This deep learning tutorial covers the essentials of this field.  It's about time we'll touch this fascinating field.  http://bit.ly/19HPkOC

(Recycling a few works we wanted to cover in previous sessions, yet, didn't get to.)

Aggressive feature selection - The why, when, & how of getting rid of many (redundant) features. I think that Kira mentioned such situation in her talk. http://bit.ly/1aE2SJd

How to do massive computations on a small scale machine - Danny mentioned in his talk the power of being 'computationaly-wise.' The following 'graph-chi' paper is all about engineering. I think it is a gem. http://bit.ly/1mkCfuS

Learning behavioural dynamics on the web: We haven't had the time to cover this paper last time (in our time-series session). Let's look at it from a "feature engineering" point of view. http://bit.ly/18uiPTx 

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  • Guy

    An interesting lecture of the master itself:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdIURAu1-aU

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • Ron B.

    Cool session.. thanks to David and Meidan for hosting us, and to Guy and Hershel for leading the session -- you were great!

    Here is a link to the news article about Hinton: http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/01/geoffrey-hinton-deep-learning/

    February 12, 2014

  • rouli n.

    great meetup as always! Thanks to the organizers and presenters :)
    allow me to recommend Edwin Chen's introduction to restricted Boltzmann machines - a really approachable text on the topic http://blog.echen.me/2011/07/18/introduction-to-restricted-boltzmann-machines/ (Chen has other great blog posts, btw)

    2 · February 12, 2014

  • Eyal G.

    so this is the hackathon:
    http://haifa2014.thatcamp.org/

    was amazing to meet ye'all

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • David M.

    We enjoyed to host this amazing gathering of machine learners. we would like to be the default location.

    Feedback in welcome, you can email me or Meidan

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • Amit M.

    Address: Hamenofim 9 Herzelia, Building A, Enter from level E2

    February 12, 2014

  • Guy

    Link for a short presentation we will go over tonight, on the Learning features article:

    http://prezi.com/dh1xs-8zu1ix/representation-learning/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • David M.

    I would love to see you all at Sears offices tomorrow,
    mind that we have two floors, the meetup is in the 5th floor

    February 11, 2014

  • Ron B.

    Hi all,
    We're gonna have a session of intros. We'll try to touch a few of the papers. In case you didn't msg me, please read an intro (or two) - it will add fun to our session.

    February 9, 2014

  • Ron B.

    Hi all, Last chance to send your part/suggestion. I plan to l decide the session's content by tomorrow's evening. tnx, r.

    February 5, 2014

  • Hershel S.

    I'm happy to do some or all of the "aggressive feature selection" paper.

    February 3, 2014

  • Ron B.

    Hi all,

    Please let me know which part (paper/section) you intended/can/want to cover. Please note - you just need to read it and discuss with the rest of us (no need for powerpoint presentations). Drop me a message. I will later post our schedule. Thanks!
    ron

    February 3, 2014

  • Hershel S.

    Ron, please let us know re who is presenting and if we are splitting with others. Thanks.

    1 · February 2, 2014

    • Ron B.

      Hi Hershel, thanks. I am posting a corresponding message.

      February 3, 2014

  • Assaf R.

    Any chance moving it, say a week?

    1 · January 29, 2014

    • Ron B.

      Not this time. Sorry.

      1 · January 29, 2014

  • Ron B.

    Hi, Please note we've set a new place. (Sears Israel, ha'Menofim 9, Herzliya 5th floor.)

    January 22, 2014

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