**Meeting location: 1300 York Avenue, Second Floor, Room A-250**
Our speakers for the night will be Elizabeth Mauer and Kat Hoffman from Weill Cornell Medicine. Elizabeth will be talking about parameterized reporting in R Markdown. Kat will be discussing the Superlearner machine learning algorithm using the sl3 package.
6:30-6:45 pm Introductions and Social
6:45-6:55 pm R-Ladies New York Announcements
6:55-7:25 pm Parameterized Reporting in R Markdown
7:25-7:55 pm Become a Superlearner: Using sl3 to build ensemble learning models
7:55-8:00 pm Community Announcements
8:00-8:30 pm Networking
Title: Parameterized Reporting in R Markdown
Abstract: Elizabeth’s talk will focus on how to take customizability of your R Markdown reports to the next level with the help of parameters. Parameters allow the user to change certain aspects of their report without having to go back and make changes within the R Markdown document itself. This is very helpful when producing the same report but under different conditions/assumptions.
Title: Become a Superlearner: Using sl3 to build ensemble learning models
Abstract: Kat will discuss ensemble machine learning in R. Ensemble models combine multiple models to create a stronger overall prediction model. She will give an overview of ensemble learning methods and the packages available in R. She will then focus on understanding and using one algorithm for ensemble learning – stacking, or superlearning – through the R package sl3
Bios: Elizabeth Mauer and Kat Hoffman are research biostatisticians in the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Weill Cornell Medicine. They engage in short-term and long-term bio-statistical consultations with investigators throughout different departments of New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Elizabeth received her Masters from Temple University and her Bachelors from the University of Scranton (home of the show The Office!). Kat received her Masters from the University of Michigan and her Bachelors from the University of Detroit Mercy.