October 20, 2014

Second Machine Learning JEDI workshop

We are pleased to invite applications for the second Machine Learning JEDI workshop:

The ethos of the JEDI workshops (jedi.saao.ac.za) is to transfer skills primarily by actively working on real-world research problems in small groups rather than through lectures. Unlike the previous Machine Learning workshop, we will focus on a single real-world problem which involves both big data and machine learning such as this one: http://www.kaggle.com/c/seizure-prediction . Participants will be free to compete for the Kaggle prize associated with the central problem of the JEDI workshop, which will be finalised and announced on 23 September.

Participation in the workshop will be limited to a maximum of 15, with preference given to applicants with some expertise or experience in big data and machine learning.  Successful applicants will be given accommodation and food at the Monkey Valley resort in Cape Town since past experience has demonstrated that a significant benefit of the JEDI workshop is the after-hours interaction.

Dates: 20-24 October 2014 (Monday to Friday)

Venue: Monkey Valley Eco Resort (http://monkeyvalleyresort.com/),

Cape Town. Accommodation will be in self-catering cottages with all meals included.

Registration fee: Free for accepted students and faculty, R4000 for industry representatives.

Limited to 15 participants

Closing Date for applications: 30 September 2014

Selection of participants: 2 October 2014

Deadline for payment of registration fee (for industry reps): 15 October

If you are interested in attending please register at http://cosmology.org.za/ml-jedi-2/registration/

Map and directions

Organising committee
Bruce Bassett, Arun Kumar, Gilad Amar, Rene January