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Angrosh 13Mar2008 18:23

Workshop on Machine Learning, April 21-25, 2008, Bangalore - Call for participation
The International School of Information Management (ISiM), University of Mysore is organising a Workshop on Machine Learning - its second Executive Education Programme during April 21-25 in Bangalore. (www.isim.ac.in/mlw)

The Workshop faculty is Prof. Sargur Srihari, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA and Visiting Faculty at ISiM. Professor Srihari, author of more than 300 research papers including 6 US patents, is the founding director of CEDAR (Centre of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition) and a well-known expert in pattern recognition and Machine Learning.

Registration fee: Rs. 15000/-* per participant (Earn yourself 3 credits from this Executive Education Programme) Limited seats available. Registration on first come, first serve basis.

Focus of the Workshop:

Balancing theory and practice, this Workshop, will focus on the following applications:
Information Retrieval,
Language Processing,
Document Analysis
Speech Recognition

Objectives of the workshop:

Introduce participants to concepts of ML including concepts of clustering, Gaussian mixtures and dimensionality reduction
Enable the use of the state of the art methods and tools in ML techniques
Provide an overview of the major areas of applications of ML
An in depth understanding of ML applications in the four focus areas - Information Retrieval; Language Processing; Document Analysis and Speech Recognition
Provide hands on training on the key techniques

Course Outline

Module 1. Introduction: What is ML; Discriminative vs Generative ; Regression Example
Module 2: Probability Theory ; Decision Theory ; Information Theory ; Probability Distributions ; Linear Regression Models ; Linear Basis Functions ; Bias-Variance Trade-off ; Bayesian Linear Regression
Module 3. Neural Networks and Kernel Machines: Biological Motivation; Perceptrons ; Multilayer Networks and Backpropagation ; Representational Power; Applications ; Support Vector Machines
Module 4. Graphical Models and EM: Bayesian Networks; Conditional Independence; Markov Random Fields ; Inference in Graphical Models ; K-means Clustering ; Mixtures of Gaussians
Module 5. Sampling Methods: Basic Sampling Methods; Monte Carlo Methods, Gibbs Sampling
Module 6: Sequential Data : Markov Models ; Hidden Markov Models ; Extensions to HMMs ; Linear Dynamical Systems ; Conditional Random Fields
Module 7. ML Applications with focus on Information Retrieval, Document Analysis and Recognition, Natural Language Processing, Data Mining

Participant Profile

This Workshop is designed for academicians and professionals in Computer Science and Engineering, Statistics and Social Sciences. The workshop is mainly targeted for:

Academicians and industry practitioners of ML
Professionals working in the areas of Information Retrieval, Language Processing, Document Analysis and Speech Recognition
Researchers working in the application areas but new to ML
Students pursuing projects in ML

Workshop Highlights and Benefits to Participants

Get a panoramic view of ML
Understand the basics of ML
Learn the latest tools and techniques used in ML
Get hands on experience on developing basic biometric, character and image recognition modules
Gain knowledge of implementing advanced classifiers and boosting
Get exposure to new arenas of research and projects

Workshop Venue

Informatics (India) Ltd.
No. 194, R.V. Road
Basavanagudi, P.B. No. 400
Bangalore 560 004
For more details Please contact Angrosh at 9886970411 or mail to office@isim.ac.in

* Registration fee includes workshop material, lunch and refreshments

M. A. Angrosh
Project Manager
International School of Information Management
University of Mysore, Manasagangotri
Mysore - 570 006
Tel: +91-821-2514699; Fax: +91-821-2519209
Email: angrosh@isim.ac.in
Website: www.isim.ac.in


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