Women Leading in Data Science/Machine Learning


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Hi Makers!

Please join us this evening as Erin LeDell discusses scalable automated machine learning!

Following is a brief agenda for the evening:

6:15 pm - 6:45 pm - Arrivals, eat/drink and network
6:50 pm - 7:45 pm - Discussion with Dr. Erin LeDell on AutoML
7:50 pm - 8:45 pm - Discussion with Annie Flippo
8:45 pm - 9:00 pm - Networking
9 pm - hard stop



Erin LeDell, Chief ML scientist @h2o.ai

Bio: Dr. LeDell is the Chief Machine Learning Scientist at H2O.ai. Before joining H2O.ai, she was the Principal Data Scientist at two AI startups (both acquired), the founder of DataScientific, Inc. and a software engineer at a large consulting firm. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley where her research focused on machine learning and computational statistics. She also holds a B.S. and M.A. in Mathematics.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ledell

Topic: Automatic Machine Learning (AutoML)
In this presentation, Erin LeDell (Chief Machine Learning Scientist, H2O.ai), will provide a history and overview of the field of "Automatic Machine Learning" (AutoML), followed by a detailed look inside H2O's open-source AutoML algorithm. H2O AutoML provides an easy-to-use interface that automates data pre-processing, training and tuning a large selection of candidate models (including multiple stacked ensemble models for superior model performance). The result of the AutoML run is a "leaderboard" of H2O models which can be easily exported for use in production. AutoML is available in all H2O interfaces (R, Python, Scala, web GUI) and due to the distributed nature of the H2O platform, can scale to very large datasets. The presentation will end with a demo of H2O AutoML in R and Python, including a handful of code examples to get you started using automatic machine learning on your own projects.


Annie Flippo: Director of Data Science & Analytics at inMarket, a mobile advertising platform

Annie is a data science expert focusing on the application of machine learning techniques to extract insights in the areas of marketing, media, and consumer behavior. She holds a B.S. degree in Math & Economics and an M.A. degree in Economics. Her focus is to make data science accessible, intuitive and fun to learn for everyone.



Location: Verizon Digital Media Services
13031 W Jefferson Blvd #900, Los Angeles, CA 90094

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PyData-SoCal - https://www.meetup.com/PyData-SoCal
NUMFOCUS - https://numfocus.org/
PyLadies LA - https://www.meetup.com/Pyladies-LA/
SMDL - https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Machine-Learning/