PyData Shenzhen brings together users and developers of data analysis tools (machine learning, statistics, deep learning, etc) to share ideas and learn from each other. The goals are to provide data science enthusiasts, across various domains, a place to discuss how best to apply tools to the challenges of working with data.
PyData, is the flagship educational program of NumFOCUS. The global PyData network promotes discussion of best practices, new approaches, and emerging technologies for data management, processing, analytics, and visualization. PyData communities approach data science using many languages, including (but not limited to) Python, Julia, and R.
PyData is organized by, and all proceeds benefit, NumFOCUS, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Proceeds are used for the continued development of open-source tools used by data scientists and the advancement of the NumFOCUS mission.
First PyData Shenzhen event will take place during the first week of December, on Wednesday 4th December.
Location: Floor 31, Aviation Mansion, No.3024, Shennan Middle Road, Futian, Shenzhen.
- 6:15 pm - Zhiquan Xie and Yunxi Li
Title: PyData Shenzhen Introduction.
Abstract: Short description of the community and future plans.
- 7:00 pm - Xi Xiong, Data Scientist @ IBM
Title: Why should I trust your model? From feature importances to LIME/SHAP.
Abstract: People don't like black box. Data Scientists and data analysts need model explanation to convince external and internal business partners to trust their model. In this talk, we will aim to know how to use feature importance, LIME and SHAP to demystify your results to your business partners.
- 7:40 pm - Pedro Baiz, Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence @ Imperial College London
Title: Machine Learning At The Extreme: Teaching AI To Sail
Abstract: This talk explores the technical efforts and achievements using recurrent neural networks, deep reinforcement learning, and optimisation techniques, combined with domain knowledge to produce an autopilot that can operate either as a digital twin of the sailor, or develop its own style and strategy.
- 8:20 pm - Closing Remarks and Community Announcements followed by Networking Drinks & Snacks