• Dubai Data Science Meetup in Smart Dubai, June 2019

    Smart Dubai Office

    Agenda: - 10:00 Registration & Refreshments - 10:50 Welcome by Smart Dubai - 11:00 "Using computer vision for public health to build a better future" by Vivek Kalyanarangan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivekkalyanarangan/) Vivek will talk about using monocular and stereo vision to effectively manage Malaria in remote areas using drones - 11:45 "Computer vision for maritime applications" by Pavel Golubev (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pavel-golubev/) Pavel will talk about computer vision applications for social good (non-commercial) and business domains, which aim to help search & rescue operations, maritime archaeology and biology, leisure diving activity and offshore oil&gas and communications operations, as well as different data science technologies under the hood - 12:30 "How Can Governments Benefit from Social Artificial Intelligence?" by Hany Hossny (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hanyhossny/) As artificial intelligence revealed the potential of social media analytics, it could answer the 4 important questions: (1) what is happening, (2) why, (3) what will happen, and (4) what should we do to create a better future. This session will address a few case studies of how AI has been used to guide Australian governments towards the best course of action by monitoring social media streams. One case study will describe the "happiness meter", another one will describe "identifying terrorists" and the third will describe how to predict the protests and revolutions before happening. These case studies utilised a mix of artificial intelligence and data science methods including, big data processing, natural language processing, predictive modelling and time series analysis. We will demonstrate the road map starting by streaming raw data until we achieve the final goal. - 13:15 lunch break, served in the Smart Dubai office - 14:15 "Dubai Data Science Lab" by Andrew Collinge (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-collinge-0708b91b/) - 14:30: "AI Ethics Principals & Guidelines and Toolkit Demo" by Andrew Collinge (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-collinge-0708b91b/ - 15:15 "Dubai Data Initiative & Dubai Pulse" by Richard Dib (https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-robert-mansour-dib/) - 16:00 networking part Stay tuned for the further details! Our event is sponsored by: - Reaktor: https://www.reaktor.com/ - Dataiku: https://www.dataiku.com/ - Alteryx: https://www.alteryx.com/ - Careem: https://www.careem.com/ - Aspire MENA: http://aspiremena.com/ PS: feel free to contact us if your company wants to sponsor events in future

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  • Dubai Data Science Meetup, March 2019

    in5 Tech

    Open Data Science in collaboration with The Assembly (https://www.theassembly.ae/) is running the next Dubai Data Science Meetup in the in5 Tech on the 9th of March. As usual, the event is FREE for all visitors, our goal is to share knowledge and build community. We are looking for speakers if you want to talk about DS/ML/AI, or you want to nominate someone - please feel free to message to [masked] Thanks to our sponsors who help us to cover expenses for lunch breaks, foreign speakers and other organizational things: - Reaktor: https://www.reaktor.com/ - Dataiku: https://www.dataiku.com/ - Aspire MENA: http://aspiremena.com/ - Alteryx: https://www.alteryx.com/ If your company would like to be a sponsor of the event, we would be happy to discuss this option as well. Sponsors will be promoted on the meetup's page and will be able to have a physical roll up banner within the event space and distribute merchandise stuff during the event. - 10:00: Registration - 11:00: "Version Control for machine learning projects", by Hassaan Rafique from Davidson consulting (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hassaanrafique/) - 12:00: "Enabling Data Governance with Text Analytics, an AI-enabled approach" by Lakshmi Krishnamurthy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lakshmikrishnamurthyuae/) - 13:00: Lunch - 14:00: "Automatic Image Quality Assessment with Python", by Ricardo Ocampo (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ocampor/) - 15:00: "Data Engineering using Google Cloud Platform", by Unais Thachuparambil from Carrefour/MAF (https://www.linkedin.com/in/unaist/)

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  • Second Annual Dubai Data Science Meetup @ AREA 2071

    Dear Colleagues, We are happy to announce the second annual Dubai Data Science meetup in partnership with AREA2071 and Youth Hub which will take place on the 1th of December. This year’s annual meetup will consist of two tracks: - Technical track: for professional data scientists, researcher and developers; - General Track: for everyone, who wants to learn how to apply data science in any business. In this year’s annual meetup, each talk is up to 25 minutes and 10 minutes for Q&A session. LIST OF SPEAKERS https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IRznTWHqtcU-97sCyuF8Uag5Nq8s2o3bCbbVlaVWDyw/edit?usp=sharing Second Annual Dubai Data Science Meetup is being organized in a partnership with: - Youth Hub: https://hub.youth.gov.ae/en - AREA2071: https://area2071.ae/ We have four sponsors of the event, who is helping us with expenses like a lunch and travel expenses for some speakers. Here they are: - IBM https://www.ibm.com/ae-en/: a global technology and innovation company, largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 375,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. - Reaktor https://www.reaktor.com/: is a hybrid partner for forward-thinking businesses and organizations. We believe every use case is unique and needs to be treated that way. Our data scientists, engineers, and AI designers work to understand your reality and find the valuable information in your organization, with one goal in mind: to deliver solutions for tangible business and end-user benefits. - Dataiku https://www.dataiku.com/: Your Path to Enterprise AI. Dataiku Data Science Studio (DSS) brings data analysts, engineers, and scientists together, enables self-service analytics and operationalizes machine learning. Get results today and build for tomorrow. - Aspire MENA http://aspiremena.com/: is a leading recruitment agency based in Dubai, UAE. Aspire's Technology division focuses on skillsets such as Data Tech, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Defence & Aerospace.

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  • Deep Learning Crash Course, part 3 @ in5

    in5 Tech

    Hey people, Open Data Science and The Assembly (https://www.theassembly.ae/) are going to run a short series of special events about deep learning and PyTorch framework. The course is FREE for all visitors. The third workshop will be conducted by Dr. Evgenii Makarov (https://www.linkedin.com/in/evgeniimakarov/). This session will be devoted to training neural networks for a real world applications. During the workshop people will learn unique trick for the real face recognition system. If you’ve ever wanted to get started with deep learning, this will be a great jumping off point into a science that is fast becoming indispensable in the tech industry. Prerequisites: - Basic knowledge of math concepts such as statistics, calculus and linear algebra; - Familiarity with Python programming; - Basics of machine learning; - The first part of the course: https://www.meetup.com/Dubai-Data-Science-Meetup/events/255227492/ - The second part of the course: https://www.meetup.com/Dubai-Data-Science-Meetup/events/255228821/

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  • Deep Learning Crash Course, part 2 @ in5

    in5 Tech

    Hey people, Open Data Science and The Assembly (https://www.theassembly.ae/) are going to run a short series of special events about deep learning and PyTorch framework. The course is FREE for all visitors. The second workshop will be conducted by Vitalii Duk (https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-d/). This session will be devoted to exploring the PyTorch framework, with which you will learn how to build and train deep neural networks. Link to the 3rd part:https://www.meetup.com/Dubai-Data-Science-Meetup/events/255253584/ If you’ve ever wanted to get started with deep learning, this will be a great jumping off point into a science that is fast becoming indispensable in the tech industry. Prerequisites: - Basic knowledge of math concepts such as statistics, calculus and linear algebra; - Familiarity with Python programming; - Basics of machine learning; - The first part of the course: https://www.meetup.com/Dubai-Data-Science-Meetup/events/255227492/

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  • Deep Learning Crash Course, part 1 @ in5

    in5 Tech

    Hey people, Open Data Science and The Assembly (https://www.theassembly.ae/) are going to run a short series of special events about deep learning and PyTorch framework. The course is FREE for all visitors. The first part will be conducted by Pavel Nesterov (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nesterovpavel/). Pavel will take us over the basics of deep learning, with a focus on backpropagation algorithms and auto-differentiation and show us how to implement a simple deep learning framework. At the end of the session, he’ll also provide some practical exercises to gear up for part II the following week. Link to the 2nd part: https://www.meetup.com/Dubai-Data-Science-Meetup/events/255228821/ Link to the 3rd part: https://www.meetup.com/Dubai-Data-Science-Meetup/events/255253584/ If you’ve ever wanted to get started with deep learning, this will be a great jumping off point into a science that is fast becoming indispensable in the tech industry. Prerequisites: - Basic knowledge of math concepts such as statistics, calculus and linear algebra; - Basics of machine learning; - Familiarity with Python programming;

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  • September'2k18 Dubai Data Science Meetup @ IBM

    Dear Colleagues, the next Dubai Data Science Meetup will be held on the 1st of September 2018 at the in5 Tech space, sponsored by the IBM, we start at 10:00 am as usual. We will have four talks with lunch between pairs. - 10:00: registration starts - 11:00: Sethu Raman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sethu-raman-b090362): A Maturity Model for Data Science - 12:00: Evgenii Makarov (https://www.linkedin.com/in/evgeniimakarov/) will speak about facial landmark detection and how MSQRD works - 13:00: break - 13:45: Vivek Kalyanarangan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivekkalyanarangan/): "Deploying Machine Learning Models using Docker containers" - 14:45: Pavel Golubev (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pavel-golubev/): "Using Markov Decision Process for airlines onboard meals optimization" - 15:30: Pavel Nesterov (http://pavelnesterov.info/) will be speaking about creating chatbot using open source RASA tool

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  • May'18 Dubai Data Science Meetup @ Microsoft

    Dear Colleagues, the next Dubai Data Science Meetup which will be held on the 5th of May 2018 at the office of Microsoft, we start at 10:00 am. We will have again four talks with lunch between pairs. - Aishwarya Ramachandran from Microsoft (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aishwarya-c-ramachandran-60496027/): Computer Vision with CNTK (Deep Learning framework) - Heba El-Shimy from IBM (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hebaelshimy/): Developing a customer churn prediction system. - break - Vitalii Duk (https://www.linkedin.com/in/vit-d/): Large Scale Machine Learning with Python - Pavankumar Gurazada (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pavankumar-gurazada-00791312/): R as an interface to C++: exchanging convenience for speed

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  • February Dubai Data Science Meetup @ Careem

    Careem HQ

    Dear Colleagues, the next Dubai Data Science Meetup which will be held on the 24th of February 2018 at Careem. We will have four talks with lunch between pairs. - 11:00: Oussama Berqi (https://www.linkedin.com/in/oussama-berqi-204b6073/) "Scaling Machine Learning at Careem" - 12:00: Dmitry Selivanov (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dselivanov1/) with the topic "Introduction to factorization machines" - 13:00: lunch - 14:00: Pavankumar Gurazada (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pavankumar-gurazada-00791312/) "Executing social media post diffusion simulations in R/Julia" - 15:00: Ahmad El Sayed (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahmad-el-sayed-43953712/) "Large Scale Deep Learning for the Enterprise." - 16:00: networking ---------------------------------------------- This meetup is free for both visitors and speakers: no one pays or is being paid. We will keep you updated, stay tuned. Thanks for your anticipated support. See you in Careem. / Open Data Science team

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  • Demystification of AI/DS/ML/DL @ AUE

    American University in the Emirates

    • What we'll do The hype around artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning and deep learning has increased from already high levels in the past years. People outside of the field overestimates data science, consultancy companies use it and sell data scientists like wizards and unicorns. Thanks to mass media, all these terms AI/DS/ML/DL are mixed up. All of us remembers dot-com bubble and it's consequences to the field. Education is the best defence from such bubble blows. Our goal for the talk is to disentangle this AI mess, understand the differences between AI/DS/ML/DL and to see that data scientist is not a wizard. but just a kind of programmer. • What to bring • Important to know