I work at the intersection of data science, technology and human-centred design. Former astrophysicist & e-Research/data consultant.
Join us for lunch while Dr Joanne Fuller a Fiona Milne share how they've used machine learning to model sports and find exoplanets. (Food provided)Dr Joanne Fuller - Joanne is a Data Scientist at Eliiza and organiser of WiMLDS Melbourne. She has a background in mathematics and has completed a PhD in cryptography. Joanne worked for almost 20 years as an academic teaching a range of maths, IT and business related subjects before making the switch to consulting.Modelling Sports using Machine LearningIn this presentation Joanne will discuss the application of machine learning to sports modelling. The presentation will focus on the feature engineering and model selection aspects of the data science pipeline. Implementation of these models using packages such as Keras will also be demonstrated and experimental results explored.Fiona Milne - Fiona is also a data scientist at Eliiza and organiser of WiMLDS Melbourne. After years spent as an analyst in the tech industry, she decided to put her maths degree to good use and make the hop to data science. She is slowly working her way through her Masters in Astrophysics in her spare time.Finding Exoplanets with Deep LearningThe Eliiza team have been busy exoplanet hunting! Leveraging the Google Brain library Astronet and open datasets from NASA they have a trained a deep convolutional neural network to predict whether a given signal is a transiting exoplanet or not. Fiona will talk about their approach to the project and share any lessons learnt along the way.
Tech Inclusion Melbourne 2019 bring the local tech industry together to drive solutions to diversity and inclusion: executives, hiring managers, human resources, data scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and diversity and inclusion advocates.
Together we'll discuss the current state of diversity and inclusion in Australia, then focus on solutions: what's working now, what else is needed, and how each of us can contribute to developing a more inclusive tech economy. We'll explore inclusive and accessible products, company culture change, diverse hiring and increasing the diversity of the talent pipeline, inclusive startups and venture capital, policy and advocacy, artificial intelligence and the future of technology …. and more.
As we lead up to the Random Hacks of Kindness 2019 Winter Hackathon on May 18-19, we'll be introducing you to our new Changemakers in a series of articles, telling you their amazing stories and what they're hoping to achieve by working with RHoK and our amazing community of hackers.
Meet the Changemakers: https://www.rhokaustralia.org/rhok-stories/meet-the-2019-melbourne-winter-changemakers