DataScience SG meetup is back for 2016!! For this meetup, we have two speakers. Below are the lineup for the first 2016 meetup.
6.45pm-7.15pm: Networking session [casual; small talk]
7.15pm-7.45pm: Pradeep Kumar Gupta, Nvidia [core; deep learning]
7.45pm - 8.15pm: Amit Kapoor, Data Storyteller, Narrativeviz Consulting [casual; visualization]
 : Suggested rating and topic; ranges from:
newbie - casual - core - hardcore.
NVIDIA: In this talk, NVIDIA will be sharing on the trends in Machine Learning and GPU, Deep Learning case studies as well as NVIDIA’s Deep Learning platform (cuDNN and DIGITS).
Narrativeviz Consulting: Even though exploring data visually is an integral part of the data analytics pipeline, we struggle to visually explore data once the number of dimensions goes beyond three. This talk will focus on showcasing techniques to visually explore multidimensional data (p > 3). The aim is to show examples of each of the following techniques, potentially using one exemplar dataset.
The talk will also explore the role of interaction approaches to enhance our ability to visually explore the multidimensional data.
Pradeep Gupta is a Lead HPC & Deep Learning Solutions Architect at NVIDIA, where he supports customers and developers across Asia Pacific, Japan and India regions for Deep Learning and HPC application development. Pradeep also works to enable the GPU computing ecosystem in universities and research labs across region. Pradeep is also responsible for running and managing R&D Projects at NVIDIA Technology Centre at Singapore. Before joining NVIDIA, Pradeep had worked with various technologies in High Performance Computing at IBM and HP. Pradeep received a Master's degree in research from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
Pradeep will be talking about trends in Machine Learning and GPU, Deep Learning case studies as well as NVIDIA’s Deep Learning platform (cuDNN and DIGITS).
Amit Kapoor is interested in learning and teaching the craft of telling visual stories with data. He uses storytelling and data visualization as tools for improving communication, persuasion, and leadership. He conducts workshops and trainings for corporations, non-profits, colleges, and individuals at narrativeVIZ Consulting. He also teaches storytelling with data as guest faculty in executive courses at IIM Bangalore and IIM Ahmedabad.
Amit’s background is in strategy consulting in using data-driven stories to drive change across organizations and businesses. He has more than 12 years of management consulting experience, first with AT Kearney in India, then with Booz & Company in Europe and more recently for startups in Bangalore. Amit did his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Delhi and PGDM (MBA) from IIM, Ahmedabad. Find more about him at http://amitkaps.
NOTE: Please refer to the new attendance policy before RSVP to this meetup.
RSVP will only open on January 25, 2016 (7pm) and closes on January 30th, 2016 (7pm).