Emeritus Professor Don McNeil to Deliver One Day Workshop on Machine Learning

Emeritus Professor Don McNeil to Deliver One Day Workshop on Machine Learning

Posted on : November 29 2016

Espact's training extension, The Excellere will deliver a one-day workshop on Machine Learning on 19 January 2017 under the guidance of Emeritus Professor Don McNeil, followed by a repeat workshop on 21 January.

Speaking in Kuala Lumpur to a small audience of academics, Professor McNeil said that Machine Learning is the force that drives “Big Data” science. Fueled by Statistical Decision Analysis, it combines the vast speed, capacity and power of modern computers with the human brain. He emphasised that understanding how Machine Learning does this is important because such knowledge is essential for all educators, students, scientists, engineers, company managers and government decision-makers in our society today.

Professor McNeil said that the workshop will illustrate how appropriate Machine Learning tree-based methods are used to analyze data and predict outcomes, using typical sizable medical, biological and environmental data-sets, and how the accuracy of such predictions is assessed using corresponding super-data sets simulated from populations with known parameters using Monte Carlo methods.

He said that the workshop will be useful for participants from all sectors of the economy, including students and lecturers but they should have some knowledge of basic quantitative methods equivalent to an undergraduate major in Statistics or Computer Science.

Professor McNeil is a world renown statistician and scholar who has worked in some of the leading universities in the world, including Princeton University in the United States and Macquarie University in Australia. He is currently Visiting Professor at the Prince of Songkhla University in Thailand. 

Please call Ms Lee Yin Su for more information. H/P 01120172878.