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Meet with students, scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs who are interested all things Data Science related! This is an exciting time for coders of every type in Leeds, so join us!
We are sponsored by Jumping Rivers (https://jumpingrivers.com), a predictive analytics training and consultancy company.
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- Leeds Data Science March MeetupPlatform, Leeds
We are delighted to welcome you to our in person event in March 2024!
18:00--18:45h: Refreshments (Food served on first come first served basis)
18:50--19:20h: Steve Boyle @ JetSoft
19:30--20:00h: Rithwik Rajendran @ ASDA
Steve Boyle, Small Data for Neural Networks
Convolutional neural networks are well established as a tool for image classification and machine vision tasks, with many applications and impressive results. In general, such techniques require a large amount of training data, ideally thousands of images – but what can be done when this is not available?
JetSoft have successfully applied neural network models for clients in the aerospace manufacturing sector, identifying specific types of material defects to assist in quality control and process improvement. Access to labelled training data for these implementations was extremely limited, so various techniques were explored to compensate for this. The insight provided by these tools has helped to track down the root cause of various defects, reducing scrappage and resulting in less waste and lower costs.
This talk will discuss pragmatic approaches to training neural networks on small datasets, including generalization parameters, pre-processing of training data, and generating simulated data.
Steve Boyle bio
JetSoft provide data solutions to industry, specialising in software for Non-Destructive Testing and proactive approaches to data analysis and process improvement.
After a PhD in Physics, and several years as a full stack .NET developer, Steve joined JetSoft to lead the development of applications for data management, visualisation of scan data, and automated classification.
Rithwik Rajendran, Navigating an end-to-end Machine Learning Workflow on Databricks
In this presentation, Rithwik Rajendran will lead an exploration into the journey of transforming a simple machine learning model into a fully-fledged data product, employing Databricks as the foundational platform. Rithwik will illuminate critical considerations, including data preparation, feature engineering, model selection, and evaluation, demonstrating how each step contributes to the overall success of the project.
Whether you're a data scientist, engineer, or decision-maker, this session provides valuable insights to elevate your approach to deploying machine learning models as impactful data products.
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