Seattle Data Science Workshop: How to Use H2O in Python with Erin LeDell


Seattle Data Science Workshop: How to Use H2O in Python with Erin LeDell
Event on 2016-02-02 18:00:00
This workshop will provide an overview of how to use H2O, the scalable open source machine learning library, from Python.  The core algorithms of H2O are implemented in Java, however, fully-featured APIs are available in R, Python, Scala, and also through a web interface. The focus of this hands-on workshop will be the "h2o" Python module.  All of H2O's algorithm implementations are distributed, which allows the software to scale to large datasets that may not fit into RAM on a single machine.  H2O currently features distributed implementations of Generalized Linear Models, Gradient Boosting Machines, Random Forest and Deep Neural Nets.  In this workshop, attendees will learn how to train machine learning models, perform grid search, cross-validation, and evaluate model performance using the H2O Python API. Pre-requisites: please bring a laptop. About Our Instructor Erin LeDell is a Statistician and Machine Learning Scientist at H2O.ai. She is the main author of H2O Ensemble. Before joining H2O.ai, she was the Principal Data Scientist at Wise.io and Marvin Mobile Security (acquired by Veracode in 2012) and the founder of DataScientific, Inc. Erin received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics with a Designated Emphasis in Computational Science and Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on ensemble machine learning, learning from imbalanced binary-outcome data, influence curve based variance estimation and statistical computing. She also holds a B.S. and M.A. in Mathematics. About Galvanize Galvanize is an education company that blends the lines between learning and working. We believe in creating easy access for anyone who has the drive and determination to jump into the tech world, especially in entrepreneurship, engineering, and data science. Our campuses are home to students, startups, investors, mentors, and other people who are engaged and excited to level up their skills. To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com. 

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