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June Meetup: Deep Learning on Speech and Open Mic Night

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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.