This 3-day workshop, to be held from 20-22 November 2017 at AIMS South Africa, aims to give a practical introduction to the use of machine learning methods for classification problems in ecology. It is aimed at ecologists doing some form of classification – either manually or model-based – in their own research work, especially those classifying images or audio/acoustic data. The workshop covers two machine learning methodologies: tree-based methods, and neural networks. All analysis will be done using R, using existing packages for tree-based methods (rpart, randomForest, gbm) and neural networks (keras).
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