First Meetup

There will be two talks about Machine Learning/Data related topics. Free food, free drinks.

Format:

- 2 presentations (each 30 mins + 15 mins discussion)

- Some time for networking + food + drinks (especially after the 2 talks, but also before and in between)

 

How to get there:

The building is not the easiest to find!

--> U-Bahn: U1 Georg-Brauchle-Ring - go south-east, pass through a kinda industrial area (car dealer is there), see the MTZ building.

--> Tram: Borstei - from there go north and pass the SWM building along the path to the left of it. See the MTZ building ahead of you on the right.

In any case: a working smartphone helps!

Once you enter the MTZ you will see signs leading you to the meeting room on the 1st floor. See you all there.

 

Presentations:

We have two interesting presentations of the application of Data Analysis / Machine Learning in the field of Security and Privacy.

 

Adversarial and Robust Learning

Han Xiao - http://home.in.tum.de/~xiaoh/


Tracking those who track

Jan Stepien - http://stepien.cc/~jan/


Presentations Description:

 

Adversarial and Robust Learning

Recent years have seen successful machine learning and data mining techniques for recommending items, filtering spam etc. Unfortunately, there are evidences showing that adversaries have found a way to deceive these algorithm. Forexample, spammers may add "good" words to a junk mail to cheat a spam filter. Adversaries may even taint data to mislead the training process, e.g. giving unfair rating to their competitor's product. The threat of adversaries pressures us to question current learning algorithms. Are they really robust in the adversarial setting?

The content of this talk is be based on my previous research; it consists of three parts. First, we will discuss the vulnerability of some popular learning algorithms and adversaries strategies. The second part focuses on developing robust learning algorithm with the presence of adversarial noise. Finally, we tackle the challenge of big data and several recent work on large-scale machine learning algorithm will be introduced.

Bio
Han Xiao is a Ph.D. student at Technischen Universität München major in computer science. He has published several papers in AAAI, ECAI, ECIR, PAKDD,etc. His research interests include Bayesian nonparametrics, margin-based methods, sparse methods and probabilistic graphical models.

 

Tracking those who track

Data analysis is not only about big data and massive clusters. Small
quantities and personal analytics which we can do on our own can also
lead to interesting findings. To back this claim I'm going to talk about
an experiment I've been conducting for a year now. I've been collecting
data about my laptop's HTTP traffic going to various tracking and
advertisements services. Let's see what can we find in it!


Bio

Alumnus of Warsaw University of Technology. Developer at stylefruits
GmbH. When in front of the keyboard he’s most probably juggling with
bits of Clojure and Ruby. When offline, he can be found outdoors; either
preparing for the next marathon or wandering with a way too big backpack
somewhere in the Alpine or Carpathian wilderness.


 



Join or login to comment.

  • Jan K.

    Hi Everyone. I'm looking for Entrepreneurial people who are thinking about launching a startup or looking for co-founders etc. It was good to see some of you again last week. If this sounds relevant for you or someone you know, then check out our startup founders meetup group and upcoming events...http://www.meetup.com/Munich-Startup-Founder-101/events/128203472/

    July 12, 2013

  • Miguel C.

    You can find the Meetup Slides here: https://speakerdeck.com/munichdata

    July 5, 2013

  • Max

    Thanks for the meetup! let's beat paris ;)

    July 3, 2013

  • Sandip M.

    It was a really nice meetup. Good mixture of fun experiment and professional research. Will look forward to meet you again

    July 3, 2013

  • Sergey

    The meetup was great mixture of amateurs and professionals. Many people to gain knowledge from.

    July 3, 2013

  • Steffen W.

    Great meetup everyone! Really enjoyed the presentations and conversations. If you love crunching data, apply for a data engineer position at TrustYou: http://www.trustyou.com/about_us/careers

    July 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'am actually looking for a new career orientation!

      July 3, 2013

  • Franz G.

    Cool Meetup. For me it was a welcome change to hear a scientific talk after some abscence from academia.
    I'm looking forward to future meetups.
    Thanks for organizing.

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Overall for the first meeting it was great! would like however to see more real life applications.

    July 3, 2013

  • Bea

    Nice combination of talks and great first meetup.

    July 3, 2013

  • Jitin Kumar B.

    Quite Informative but more theoretical.

    July 2, 2013

  • Alex P

    It was quite great! Very nice talks!

    July 2, 2013

  • Jan K.

    Thanks for the meetup. If anyone wants to get Entrepreneurial then come to WERK1 tomorrow http://www.meetup.com/Munich-Startup-Founder-101/events/124116342/

    July 2, 2013

  • Meyyar P.

    unfortunately I will not be able to make it! See you the next time.

    July 2, 2013

  • Ilian S.

    Envisioning TagSpaces.org

    July 1, 2013

  • Maria W.

    Very happy to have found this group :) but sad to say, I'm not able to attend the meetup on July 2. since I'm abroad. Looking forward for plenty to come though!

    June 27, 2013

  • Ankit D.

    Looking forward to it.

    June 26, 2013

  • Giedre Y.

    I am a dataviz geek and am really looking forward to meeting more data people! :)

    June 25, 2013

  • Jan K.

    I hope I can make this one. If anyone is free the day after on July 3rd, you may also be interested in the event by the Founder Institute - Do you have Entrepreneurial DNA - http://www.meetup.com/Munich-Startup-Founder-101/

    June 23, 2013

  • Steffen W.

    Meyyar, would be great to see you there :)

    June 18, 2013

  • Meyyar P.

    Han and Steffen: I would love to be there :)

    June 18, 2013

  • Alex P

    Any info on who's speaking and what are the subjects? Thanks!

    June 12, 2013

    • Miguel C.

      Hi Alex. Yes, we will post the information shortly this week.

      June 12, 2013

  • Florian H.

    Due to the great number of people which plan to come to the first meetup (which is fantastic!), we needed to change plans and book another meeting room. Unfortunately, we were only able to get a room of appropriate size for the 2nd of July. Hope that day fits your schedule as well!

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward.

    June 5, 2013

  • Maximilian I.

    Hey,
    I would love to come to the meetup, but since I'm not sure about the format of it, I just wanted to ask if it's ok to come to it without much knowledge (yet) in this field but a very strong interest?

    May 30, 2013

    • Florian H.

      Hi Maximilian, I added some information about the format of the meetup. Hope that answers your question. Of course you're welcome even without much knowledge! In fact, it might be a great opportunity for you to learn and pick people's brains.

      1 · May 30, 2013

    • Maximilian I.

      Thanks, I'm looking forward to the meetup then :)

      May 31, 2013

  • Sandip M.

    I am interested in Data mining and Machine learning techniques hence would like to attend the meetup.

    May 31, 2013

  • Nick G.

    Great idea Florian! Can't make this event, but would love to in future.

    May 31, 2013

  • Miguel C.

    We are still fixing the talks so if you would like to present experiences or techniques in any of the topics listed below for this or future meetups please send us an email.

    May 30, 2013

  • Stefan A.

    strong maybe

    May 30, 2013

  • Steffen W.

    Count me in for the meetup!

    May 29, 2013

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more
Bill

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy