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I like wine. I like wine data. I don't understand wine reviews.
What makes a wine good or bad, according to the professionals? We’re going to take 130 thousand wine reviews and train a fancy model to find out. We’ll use Locally Interpretable Model-agnostic Explanations (LIME) to describe how the model treats individual reviews, complete with a Shiny interface. Is it a good thing for wine to have the “aromas of tennis ball and chalk”? Should you bring that bottle to a dinner party if it tastes like “a pot of stewed prunes”? Let’s find out!
Dr. David Neuzerling is a Melbourne-based data scientist. After finishing his doctorate in abstract algebra he jumped ship to industry. He’s used data to tell stories in finance, utilities and sales, and likes to make machine learning understandable to humans. Apart from being a data nerd, David likes dogs, fountain pens, and improvisational comedy.
Pizzas and beers will be provided.
Bioinformatics analysis and software underpins each and every new discovery made using genomics data in medical research. This talk will give an overview of recent advances in gene expression technology and showcase our work in developing new statistical methods and open-source software for use in expression analysis available through the Bioconductor project (www.bioconductor.org). Improved methods for prioritising genes and pathways and new plotting capabilities that allow more intuitive exploration of both raw and summarised data will be presented.
Dr Matt Ritchie is an NHMRC Career Development Fellow and Laboratory Head in the Epigenetics and Development Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. He is an experienced computational researcher, with skills in analysing high-throughput sequencing data and developing open-source software for Bioinformatics analysis. He has been an avid R user since 2001.
A big thank you to Servian for hosting us for this event. Please note their new address.