There are two meetings this February of interest to ACM Chicago members.
We hope you'll be able to attend both events!
A joint Chicago Python User Group / Chicago Chapter ACM / Loyola University Computer Science Department meeting
Loyola University Water Tower Campus (Chicago/Michigan Area)
Schreiber Center, Wintrust Hall, Room 908
16 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611
Admission: Free, General Admission, open to the public
This talk will be a set of four short presentations guiding everyone through three applications of unsupervised machine learning.
We begin with the classic cocktail party problem - how to automatically separate mixed voices recorded by microphones - presented by Jorge Yanar. This will be followed by a brief, intuitive explanation of the algorithm used to perform the task - Independent Components Analysis (ICA) described by Professor Mark Albert. Dr. Pavan Ramkumar will demonstrate how the same technique is applied to filter unwanted noise during neural recordings using EEG, and Anne Zhao will end with a demonstration of how the same coding strategy has led to insights in how the brain encodes sensory information in the early auditory and visual systems. Her demo will allow participants to develop their own simulated neural codes for processing visual images.
The brief talks will be accompanied by a Jupyter notebook for running code and displaying results. For those who wish to run the examples during the talk, it will be necessary to install Jupyter running Python version 3 (the Anaconda Python distribution is recommended to set this up). Links and setup instructions will be given prior to the talks for people to follow along on their laptops and try the examples on their own if desired.
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A joint Chicago Chapter ACM / Loyola University Computer Science Department meeting
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