What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in 'Data Science'. We are not quite sure what the exact definition of a Data Scientist is, but if you deal with something generally related to converting data into useful insight then you will hopefully benefit from joining the group.

Whether you’re in business, academia, or government, and whether you’re an analyst, data miner, programmer, student, electrical engineer, computer scientist, physicist, etc, and you work with data to generate insights, build predictive models, build optimisation models, build reports/dashboards/visualisations, automate analyses, etc, using python, R, SQL, C/C+, Java, Tableau, Excel, Hadoop, etc, and you care about doing it right, efficiently, repetitively, optimally, visually, etc, then join us!

We meet every 6 weeks or so with normally 2 talks, one being of a technical nature. The evening is also for networking over beer and pizza and afterwards we normally continue the discussions down the pub.

*due to demand, we now have morning and lunchtime meetups.

The size of the group means we are reliant on our sponsors to put our events on. Please support them in return:

James Cook University - online Master of Data Science

La Trobe University - Master of Data Science

University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Science majoring in Data Science

Master of Data Science

Monash University - Master of Data Science

University of New South Wales - online Master of Data Science

Upcoming events (5+)

Deep Learning Workshop

La Trobe City Campus

Zhen He from La Trobe University is running another of his popular deep learning workshops. For full details and to register, please follow the link below. https://latrobe.onestopsecure.com/onestopweb/LTUEv/booking?e=SHE_EV220

Antony Ugoni: Statistics is the Crown Jewel of Data Science

David P. Derham theatre (GM15), Law Building

The following event is organised by the Statistical Society of Australia Details Join us for our annual Belz Lecture, to be delivered this year by Antony Ugoni from SEEK. Please arrive at 5:45pm for a 6pm start. The lecture will be followed by the Belz Dinner at 7:30pm. This will be at University House at the Woodward, on Level 10 of the same building as the lecture. Please book your spot for the dinner here: https://statsoc.org.au/event-3527803 Statistics is the Crown Jewel of Data Science Antony Ugoni (Director, Global Matching and Analytics, SEEK) Statistics has always been vitally important to Data Science, and its importance is growing. With data scientists in critically short supply, however, the discipline is attracting talented people from many different disciplines, each bringing different and complementary skills to a data science team. Integral to such a team's work involves tasks that are standard fare in statistics. Examples include statistical inference, experimental design, or supporting decision making under uncertainty. Powerful approaches to these are well known to experienced statisticians but not necessarily to many data scientists. What are some of these? Antony will share stories from his work leading data science teams in industry, illustrating examples where statistics has worked its magic. He will urge us to renew the wonder and amazement of our discipline as the best way to force our discipline to take its rightful place in the Data Science discipline, and inspire the statistics profession to pass this on to the new generation of data scientists. Biography: Antony is one of Australia’s leaders in analytics and in 2013 accepted an opportunity at SEEK to develop the analytics capability. Antony began his career as a Biostatistician to the Alfred Group of Hospitals jointly with Monash Medical School. He then moved to a lecturing role in Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne. Antony has co-authored more than 50 peer reviewed articles in medical research and still actively contributes to this industry today. From 2000 to 2013 Antony worked at National Australia Bank leading many ground breaking teams and projects. Antony started as the lead for its Credit Card Fraud Analytics Group which used data driven insights to reduce fraud losses by more than 50% in a market that was experiencing fraud losses growing at 30% per annum. Antony was then offered the opportunity to lead the Customer Analytics team which, in his tenure, identified more than $100b worth of revenue opportunities. Since 2013 Antony has worked at the Seek Group and founded the team that today is known as AI Platform Services. The AI Platform Services team are responsible for utilising the data captured by Seek assets to build services that help great candidates find jobs and stand out from the crowd, and hirers to identify great candidates in a timely fashion. Today the team numbers more than 100 Data Scientists, Data Engineers and Strategists, delivering services in 19 markets across the world, reaching 2.9 Billion candidates. Antony: * holds a BSc(Hons) and an MSc from La Trobe University, * is the Chairman of IAPA (The Institute of Analytics Professionals, Australia), * is a Board Member of AADL (The Australian Alliance for Data Leadership), * is a Board Member of ADMA (The Association for Data-Driven Marketing and Advertising), * is an Advisory Board member of the analytics start-up Pascal51, and * is an Advisory Board member for the Centre of Business Analytics, Melbourne Business School

Melbourne Datathon 2019 - REGISTRATION PAGE

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Note this is not an actual event, just a mailing list. To be kept informed about events in the 2019 Melbourne Datathon, please RSVP to this event. The datathon website now has all the details ... http://www.datasciencemelbourne.com/datathon/ Other useful pages are: leaderboard for the analytic challenge https://melbournedatathon.com description of the analytic challenge https://anotherdataminingblog.blogspot.com/2019/08/buy-low-sell-high.html data2app challenge https://medium.com/satellite-intelligence For those of you who have no idea what we are talking about, there is a video of last years event at video is at https://youtu.be/LIHlpzoJfvc

The great AI debate


We plan a debate on something along these lines.... https://youtu.be/XUVS5d3-Bis

Past Events

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