Events from previous semesters can be found here.
- Wednesday, February 19, 2020: An Introduction to Machine Learning at Durham Tech
- Durham Technical Community College, 3.30pm-4.30pm
- As part of the organization's goal to increase interest in machine learning locally, former co-president Shrey Gupta will introduce machine learning at Durham Technical Community College. The talk will introduce machine learning, including supervised (regression and classification) and unsupervised (clustering) learning and various evaluation methods. When is machine learning useful? What models should we consider? How much data do we need? We will also discuss modern day achievements of the applications of machine learning, including in computer vision, natural language processing, and reinforcement learning—from real-time object detection to language translation to AlphaGo.
- Thursday, February 20, 2020: MLBytes: Representation Learning for Sentiment & Emotion Analysis, Gerard de Melo
- Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall (Gross Hall 330), 4.30pm-5.30pm
- When users see a piece of text, what kinds of sentiment and emotion are evoked? While there is a long history of research on sentiment analysis, this talk describes a series of new techniques that draw on representation learning and deep learning to provide a more detailed understanding of these affective associations. This includes methods that consider how a given word may be perceived as positive in one domain, but negative in another, which we study both for English and for numerous other languages. This also encompasses methods that predict the specific emotions associated with a text, considering the semantic content as well as the way the text is presented. For example, certain fonts and colors are perceived as more exciting, while others are more likely to convey trustworthiness. Overall, these methods open up new opportunities for organizations to pay attention to what is being said about them in different markets, and to make smarter choices when presenting information to consumers.
- Saturday, March 28, 2020: Duke Machine Learning Day
- Come to Duke's third Machine Learning Day on Saturday, March 28 in Schiciano Auditorium! At ML Day, you'll have the opportunity to learn about exciting machine learning research through workshops, talks, and research presentations on machine learning and related topics.