Our friends at 0xdata have been working on adding deep learning to the open source machine learning package h2o. Arno Candel, physicist and hacker at Oxdata, will be joining us to give a talk about deep learning in general, and how they went about implementing it.
Prior to joining 0xdata as Physicist & Hacker, Arno was a founding Senior MTS at Skytree where he designed and implemented high-performance machine learning algorithms. He has over a decade of experience in HPC with C++/MPI and had access to the world's largest supercomputers as a Staff Scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory where he participated in US DOE scientific computing initiatives. While at SLAC, he authored the first curvilinear finite-element simulation code for space-charge dominated relativistic free electrons and scaled it to thousands of compute nodes. He also led a collaboration with CERN to model the electromagnetic performance of CLIC, a ginormous e+e- collider and potential successor of LHC. Arno has authored dozens of scientific papers and was a sought-after academic conference speaker. He holds a PhD and Masters summa cum laude in Physics from ETH Zurich.
6:30 - 7:00pm Social (food + beer served)
7:00 - 8:30pm Talks
8:30 - 9:00pm Social