These are the slides from my workshop: Introduction to Machine Learning with R which I gave at the University of Heidelberg, Germany on June 28th 2018. The entire code accompanying the workshop can be found below the video. The workshop covered the basics of machine learning. With an example dataset I went through a standard machine learning workflow in R with the packages caret and h2o: reading in data exploratory data analysis missingness feature engineering training and test split model training with Random Forests, Gradient Boosting, Neural Nets, etc.

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These are my sketchnotes for Sam Charrington’s podcast This Week in Machine Learning and AI about Practical Deep Learning with Rachel Thomas: Sketchnotes from TWiMLAI talk: Practical Deep Learning with Rachel Thomas You can listen to the podcast here. In this episode, i’m joined by Rachel Thomas, founder and researcher at Fast AI. If you’re not familiar with Fast AI, the company offers a series of courses including Practical Deep Learning for Coders, Cutting Edge Deep Learning for Coders and Rachel’s Computational Linear Algebra course.

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These are my sketchnotes for Sam Charrington’s podcast This Week in Machine Learning and AI about Adversarial Attacks Against Reinforcement Learning Agents with Ian Goodfellow & Sandy Huang: Sketchnotes from TWiMLAI talk: Adversarial Attacks Against Reinforcement Learning Agents with Ian Goodfellow & Sandy Huang You can listen to the podcast here. In this episode, I’m joined by Ian Goodfellow, Staff Research Scientist at Google Brain and Sandy Huang, Phd Student in the EECS department at UC Berkeley, to discuss their work on the paper Adversarial Attacks on Neural Network Policies.

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When looking through the CRAN list of packages, I stumbled upon this little gem: pkgnet is an R library designed for the analysis of R libraries! The goal of the package is to build a graph representation of a package and its dependencies. And I thought it would be fun to play around with it. The little analysis I ended up doing was to compare dependencies of popular machine learning packages.

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Here I am sharing the slides for a talk that my colleague Uwe Friedrichsen and I gave about Deep Learning - a Primer at the JAX conference on Tuesday, April 24th 2018 in Mainz, Germany. Slides can be found here: https://www.slideshare.net/ShirinGlander/deep-learning-a-primer-95197733 Deep Learning is one of the “hot” topics in the AI area – a lot of hype, a lot of inflated expectation, but also quite some impressive success stories.

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These are my sketchnotes for Sam Charrington’s podcast This Week in Machine Learning and AI about Reproducibility and the Philosophy of Data with Clare Gollnick: Sketchnotes from TWiMLAI talk #121: Reproducibility and the Philosophy of Data with Clare Gollnick You can listen to the podcast here. In this episode, i’m joined by Clare Gollnick, CTO of Terbium Labs, to discuss her thoughts on the “reproducibility crisis” currently haunting the scientific landscape.

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Since I migrated my blog from Github Pages to blogdown and Netlify, I wanted to start migrating (most of) my old posts too - and use that opportunity to update them and make sure the code still works. Here I am updating my very first machine learning post from 27 Nov 2016: Can we predict flu deaths with Machine Learning and R?. Changes are marked as bold comments. The main changes I made are:

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Dr. Shirin Glander

Biologist turned Bioinformatician turned Data Scientist

Data Scientist

Münster, Germany