Our next meetup is on Monday, 24th June, kicking off at 6:30pm.
The folks at NewsWhip are hosting us again at their offices on 47 Merrion Square. Massive thanks to NewsWhip for your on-going support!
We will get stuck into random forests. I am delighted that Bruna Wundervald offered to give a talk-workshop.
Bruna is a Ph.D. candidate in Bayesian Machine Learning at the Hamilton Institute, in the National University of Ireland Maynooth. She is a member and co-organiser of the Curitiba and São Paulo R-Ladies chapters in Brazil. She's also active in the worldwide R community. Her current work is focused primarily on developing new machine learning methods following the Bayesian paradigm, variational inference, and multivariate statistics, as well as implementing the methods in different programming languages. She's awesome!
18:30 Networking - ask another participant about their latest project in R and if they don't use R, ask why they'd like to learn R.
19:00 Welcome, Jo Niec, R-Ladies Dublin
19:05 Tech stack at NewsWhip, Damien Marshall, Head Of Engineering at NewsWhip
19:15 An introduction to Random Forests using R, Bruna Wunderwald, NUI Maynooth
This talk-workshop is suited to all levels of R. What you can expect from it?
- an overview of the theory of tree based models: decision trees and random forests
- you will learn how to implement and interpret random forests in R