Panel Discussion on Neural Networks "What's so Deep about Deep Learning?"

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Hello fellow data scientists, mathematicians, neuroscientists, biologists, engineers and curious humans,

Thanks to the incredibly positive feedback we received from our last panel night, we are now ready to launch our second panel discussion at the beautiful GoPro offices in Carlsbad.

Food and drinks will be provided by our sponsor GoPro.

Topic

The title of the discussion is: "What's so deep about Deep Learning?"

The panelists will cover some of the principles, tools, and applications of Neural Networks / Deep Learning in their research and business.

The Panel

Ping Wang (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hpwang)

Director of Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator powered by Techstars. Founder & Partner at the Ansir Innovation Center. Mr. Wang holds a Ph.D in Neuroscience from UCSD and has researched natural and artificial neural networks. His professional experience includes cutting-edge research into enhancing artificial intelligence, finding cures to neurological disorders, neuro-prosthetics & augmentation, and brain inspired neuro-computing.

Henrik Christensen (https://www.linkedin.com/in/henrikichristensen)

Director of the Contextual Robotics Institute at UCSD. Prior to UC San Diego, he was a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also serves as the director of the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines. Dr. Christensen has published more than 250 contributions across robotics, vision and artificial intelligence.

Desmond Chik (https://www.linkedin.com/in/desmond-chik-4106a512)

Senior Engineer for Computer Vision at GoPro / Chief Scientist, Co-Founder @ Lumific. Mr. Chik is an entrepreneur with a strong interest in deep learning. He applies machine learning and computer vision tech to improve the editing and storytelling experience of GoPro videos. At Lumific, Desmond leads the development of core computer vision and machine learning algorithms for assisted photo management, which automatically sorts and edits photos stored in the cloud and on the mobile device.

Tristan Webb (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tristanjwebb)

Tristan Webb received his Ph.D. in Complexity Science from the University of Warwick in 2013. His contributions include neural network simulations of brain decision making invoking biologically derived parameters. Machine learning was an important part of his scientific workflow, providing analysis for the computational neuroscience simulations. After moving to San Diego he worked as a postdoc at USCD and later two years in the software industry specializing in Functional Programming. Tristan is a strong believer that Deep Learning is a major growth field, and he works as an independent contractor currently. His next plans include work in cloud-based financial analysis and Deep Learning graphical models.

Agenda

Our agenda for the evening should be as follows:

7:00pm - Meeting opens with drinks & networking

7:30pm - Panel session begins

8:30pm - Audience Q&A

9:00pm - Panel session over

9:15pm - Everyone goes home to research Neural Networks!

This Event is Sponsored by:

Thank you to Kris Skrinak (https://www.linkedin.com/in/skrinak)from San Diego Computer Vision (https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Computer-Vision-Meetup/) for co-hosting this event.

Additional Learning Resources

If you wish to learn more about Deep Learning you can visit our website (http://www.mlsociety.com/)and hover over FREE LECTURES

or check out this link (http://playground.tensorflow.org/#activation=tanh&batchSize=10&dataset=circle®Dataset=reg-plane&learningRate=0.03®ularizationRate=0&noise=0&networkShape=4,2&seed=[masked]&showTestData=false&discretize=false&percTrainData=50&x=true&y=true&xTimesY=false&xSquared=false&ySquared=false&cosX=false&sinX=false&cosY=false&sinY=false&collectStats=false&problem=classification&initZero=false&hideText=false)to create your own neural net.

This event is 100% free, but if you wish to support me please visit our Eventbrite page (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panel-discussion-on-neural-networks-and-deep-learning-call-for-speakers-tickets-29008392884?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing) and purchase a ticket. I do all events out of pocket so no profit motive here.

Hope to see you all soon. Cheers