• Nov 4, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location: IDUG Malta
  • Latest Activity: Sep 2

Alex Aklson

Digital Business Group at IBM Canada

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When:Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 09:00 to 17:00
Where: Neptune III
Price: FREE

LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE PLEASE REGISTER ASAP ALLOCATED ON FIRST COME BASIS
IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL DIET REQUIREMENTS PLEASE EMAIL SUREKHA@UK.IBM.COM

Abstract:

This is an introduction, where you can learn the fundamentals of data science from data scientists at IBM.

Prerequisite course requirements:

You are either already comfortable programming in Python, or you have successfully completed the following online course Python 101
This free Python course provides a beginner-friendly introduction to Python. Practice through lab exercises, and you'll be ready to start data analysis in the bootcamp!

Agenda (Data Science)

  • Introduction to Data Science (09:00-11:00)
    • Cognitive Class Data Science course
    • Training environment
    • Online courses
  • Introduction to Machine Learning (11:00-12:00)
  • Break (12:00-13:00)
  • Introduction to Machine Learning (13:00-14:00)
  • Introduction to AI (14:00-16:00)
  • Introduction to IBM’s Cloud Financial Services (or Hands-on exercise session)
    – optional (laptop & internet connection required)

Places are limited and will be offered on first come basis!

Speaker Bio:

Alex Aklson, Ph.D., is a data scientist in the Digital Business Group at IBM Canada.

Alex has been intensively involved in many exciting data science projects such as designing a smart system that could detect the onset of dementia in older adults using longitudinal trajectories of walking speed and home activity. Before joining IBM, Alex worked as a data scientist at Datascope Analytics, a data science consulting firm in Chicago, IL, where he designed solutions and products using a human-centred, data-driven approach.

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