Now a Hybrid Event

 

 

Date: 26-28 October, 2021
Location: Hybrid Event: Virtual + Los Angeles, CA

 

IM Data is RMDS Lab’s 3rd annual conference for the brightest industry professionals, in numerous data science and technical fields, to talk about innovative methods in data science, machine learning and AI. IM Data is an annual, international, two-day, multi-track conference for data scientists, machine learning engineers, analysts, data science managers and C-level decision makers.

 

Our pre-conference training is an opportunity to gain hands-on skills instruction in core competencies of data science.

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Speakers

Matthew Schneider

Matthew Schneider, PhD

Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Privacy
at Drexel University

Chong Ho Yu

Chong Ho Yu, PhD

Professor

at Azusa Pacific University

Matteo Sesia

Matteo Sesia, PhD

Assistant Professor of Data Sciences and Operations

at University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles

Rich Fox

Richard Fox

Former Vice President, Head of Analytics

at Qdoba Restaurants

 
 
 

Overview of
Pre-Conference Training

 
Topic
Instructor
Title​
Difficulty-Level
Time Length
Schedule on
Oct 26, 2021
Price
Virtual Data Science Learnathon with KNIME
Data Scientists, KNIME Team
Data Scientist at KNIME
Beginner
2hrs
9:00 am - 11:00 am (PST)
$29
 
How data analytics can be misleading
Dr. Zhen (Richard) Tang
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Beginner
2hrs
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(PST)
$29
 
Social Media Analysis for COVID impacts
Anuj Saini
Manager Data Science at Sapient Global Markets
Beginner - Intermediate
2hrs
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(PST)
$39
 
Current data science and machine learning applications in the medical and aerospace industry
Dr. Kyongsik Yun
Technologist, NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab
Beginner- Intermediate
2hrs
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(PST)
$39
 
Getting insights from text data (collecting, cleaning, and analyzing text data from the web)
Adriana Summerow
Founder & Data Scientist at Opening Data
Intermediate - advanced
2hrs
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(PST)
$49
 
 

Data: Oct 26th , 2021

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am (PST)

Location: Online

Tools: KNIME

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Prerequisties: None

Name:  Dr. Satoru Hayasaka – Data Scientist, KNIME, Wali Khan – Solution Engineer, KNIME, Corey Weisinger – Data Scientist, KNIME

 

 

Presented by KNIME 

This learnathon is a mix between a hackathon and a workshop. It's like a workshop because we'll learn more about the data science cycle: data access, data blending, data preparation, model training, optimization, testing, and deployment. It's like a hackathon because we'll work in groups to hack a workflow-based solution to guided exercises.

The tool of choice is the open-source, GUI-driven KNIME Analytics Platform. Because KNIME is open, it offers great integrations with an IDE environment for R, Python; SQL, and Spark.We'll start with an introduction to KNIME Analytics Platform, followed by a short presentation about the data science cycle. After this presentation we split into three groups. Each group focuses on one of the three aspects of the data science cycle.Three zoom breakout rooms will be activated for this purpose. You go into the room for the group you sign up for (below) to attend the specific tutorial and exercises.There will be a KNIME data scientist in each breakout room to help you while you work on the exercises.  

Choose which group (Group 1, 2, or 3) you want to join.
 

Group 1 - Working on the raw data. Data access and data preparation.

Group 2 - Machine Learning. Which model shall I use? Which parameters?

Group 3 - I have a great model. Now what? The model deployment phase.

Dr. Satoru Hayasaka was trained in statistical analysis of various types of biomedical data. Since his doctoral training, he has taught several courses on data analysis geared toward non-experts and beginners. In recent years, he taught introductory machine learning courses to graduate students from different disciplines. Recently he joined KNIME as part of the evangelism team, and he continues teaching machine learning and data mining using KNIME Analytics Platform.

Wali Khan is a Solution Engineer at KNIME based out of Austin, Texas. His main focus is to help people operationalize their Machine Learning Models and analytics pipelines. Before KNIME Wali worked as a consultant at Oracle, holds a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Texas Arlington, and a Chemistry Degree from Texas A&M University.

Corey Weisinger is a Data Scientist with KNIME in Austin Texas. He studied Mathematics at Michigan State University focusing on Actuarial Techniques and Functional Analysis. Before coming to work for KNIME he worked as an Analytics Consultant for the Auto Industry in Detroit Michigan. He currently focuses on Signal Processing and Numeric Prediction techniques and is the Author of the Alteryx to KNIME guidebook.

Learning Outcomes

  • the data science cycle
  • how to hack a workflow-based solution
  • data access and data preparation
  • model selection
  • model deployment

Participants Description

  • Professionals who are looking for more practice with data preparation, model selection, and model deployment
  • Students and beginners who are interested in learning about the data science cycle
Highlights
 
  • Expert instruction on data access, data blending, data preparation, model training, optimization, testing, and deployment
  • Hands-on data science work
  • Guided exercises
  • More practice with the GUI-driven KNIME Analytics Platform

Data: Oct 26th , 2021

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (PST)

Location: Online

Tools: R or Python

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Prerequisties: Basic Statistics

Name:  Dr. Richard Tang – Assistant Professor of Marketing, LMU

 

Dr. Richard Tang

Zhen Tang, who also goes by Richard, is from Huaiyuan, a beautiful one-million-population small town in eastern China. Though Richard learned BASIC programming on his own and wanted to be a software engineer when he was in high school, he graduated from East China University of Science and Technology with B.A. and M.S. in Business Administration. Richard then earned his Ph.D. in Marketing with a minor in economics from the University of Arizona. He is now serving as an assistant professor of marketing at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). At LMU, Richard teaches marketing analytics and natural language processing and mentors students in various data science competitions.

Richard’s training on quantitative research methods consists of econometrics and machine learning (focuing on natural language processing). He is interested in applying those quantitative methods to generate constructive insights for businesses and society. Topics of his current research include quantifying business environments with geographical location information, extracting consumer insights from user-generated-content, assessing the effectiveness of AI-based service robots, and redesigning organizational structure to unleash the power of business analytics.

Learning Outcomes

  • Appreciate the importance of obtaining contextual knowledge;
  • Identify common threats to the validity of data analytics;
  • Understand the limits of analytics methods (using regression as an example)

Participants Description

  • Beginners who are looking for a comprehensive view of valid data analytics practices
  • “Consumers” of business analytics who need to use business analytics outcomes in their decision making.

Highlights

  • Understand how data analytics can be misleading
  • Learn to simulate the data generation process to illustrate misleading data analytics outcomes
  • Establish a system to evaluate data analytics procedures and results critically

Data: Oct 26th , 2021

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (PST)

Location: Online

Tools: Coming Soon

Difficulty Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Prerequisties: Coming Soon

Name:  Anuj Saini - Manager Data Science at Sapient Global Markets

            

Coming Soon

 

Data: Oct 26th , 2021

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (PST)

Location: Online

Tools: KNIME

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Prerequisties: Basic Statistics

Name: Kyongsik Yun, Ph.D. – Technologist, NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab

Kyongik Yun

is a technologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. His research focuses on building brain-inspired technologies and systems, including deep learning computer vision, natural language processing, brain-computer interfaces, and noninvasive remote neuromodulation. He received the JPL Explorer Award (2019) for scientific and technical excellence in machine learning applications. In addition to his research, Kyongsik co-founded two biotechnology companies, Ybrain and BBB Technologies, that have raised $25 million in investment funding.

Overview

What data science and machine learning topics and techniques are actually used in industry? How do you apply the specific deep learning skills you are learning now to solving real-world problems? What are some recent topics people are interested in addressing in your industry? If you have any of these questions, this workshop is for you. This workshop covers specific use cases of data science and machine learning technologies in the medical and aerospace industries. Topics include computationally efficient, physically constrained neural networks; combined convolutional and recurrent neural networks for explainable AI; multivariate data fusion and time series prediction. These technologies can be applied to a variety of use cases in medical, aerospace and earth science issues, and financial forecasting models.

Learning Outcomes
 
  • Computationally-efficient, physically-constrained neural networks (transforming nonlinear physical/mathematical problems into data-driven deep learning models)
  • Combining convolutional and recurrent neural networks for explainable and trustable machine learning solutions
  • Multivariate time series prediction using LSTM and Transformer models
  • 3D convolutional neural networks for medical image classification and segmentation
Participants Description
 
  • Beginner and intermediate software developer, research fellow, student in data science and machine learning
Highlights
 
  • Learn which deep learning techniques are being used to solve real problems
  • Understand the essentials of computational efficiency and explainability in deep learning
  • Gain industry insights through practical examples
 

Data: Oct 26th , 2021

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (PST)

Location: Online

Tools: R or Python

Difficulty Level: Intermediate - advanced

Prerequisties: Basic Statistics, Python for beginners

Name: Dr. Adriana Summerow – Founder & Data Scientist at Opening Data

Adriana Summerow

is the founder and data scientist at Opening Data. Her experience includes 7+ years of professional experience applying predictive modeling, data pre-processing, and Natural Language Processing (NLP) algorithms. She has worked for companies such as Deloitte and Lockheed Martin as senior consultant specialist and industrial engineer solving challenging business problems. Her business acumen includes the application of data engineering, machine learning, and data visualization solutions for enterprises located in North and South America.

Overview

This is a hands-on workshop focusing on text data collection and data processing to make it ready for analysis and visualization. In this workshop we will implement machine learning classifiers and hyperparameter tuning to predict sentiment and categorize entities using the content generated on the web which has become increasingly crucial to successfully run a business.

Learning Outcomes
 
  • Text preprocessing & lemmatization
  • Word vectorization
  • Implementation of machine learning classifiers
  • Evaluation of graphs
  • Hyperparameter tuning
  • Industry best practices & insights
Participants Description
 
  • Beginner to intermediate data analyst, data scientist, data engineer, software developer, and students of data analytics

Highlights
 
  • Make sense of text data and improve the data-driven decision making by integrating Natural Language Processing into the analysis of documents, social media, online reviews and more. 
  • Streamline processes and reduce cost by automating the analysis of text data with automated and scalable machine learning models. 
  • Understand the language of your customer base, learn to perform market segmentations, and get the tools to impact performance in Finance, Healthcare or Marketing.
 
 

 

List of Past Speakers

 

 

World's First Chief Data Officer and Chairman & CEO

Open Insights 

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Head of Machine Learning for Corporate Engineering

Google

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Founder and Chairman

OpenExO and EXO

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Principal Scientist

NASA Jet Propulsion

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diane

CTO

FreeWheel, A Comcast Company

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Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles

City of Los Angeles

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Professor

Computer Science at Western University

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Chief Information Officer

City of Pasadena, CA

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Partner

Sino Capital

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Austin Site Lead, Enterprise Machine Learning

Google

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Senior Researcher

NASA Jet Propulsion

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CEO

DQLabs

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Deputy Chief Data Officer

City of Los Angeles

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President & CEO

Kaleidoscope Learning

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Strategy & Technology advisory in digital transformation in IoT

Smart City, Smart Grid and M2M

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Faculty member, Computer Science

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

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Professor and Director

Center for Data-Driven Discovery at Caltech

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