Thursday, 8st Dec 2016, The University of Auckland
Date and Time:
17:00 ~ 19:00
Thursday, 8st Dec 2016
Room G01 (SLT1),
Building 303 Science Building
38 Princes Street, The University of Auckland
Presenter: Ivan Rivera
Topic: Anatomy of Text
Duration: ~30 minutes
Abstract: A brief overview of basic principles behind text analytics and a closer look at a number of popular NLP techniques.
Presenter: Dr. John Graves
Topic: Tensorflow for R in the Cloud
Duration: ~30 minutes
Abstract: Google’s Tensorflow (https://www.tensorflow.org/) has now been wrapped by the Tensorflow library from RStudio (https://github.com/rstudio/tensorflow). Google Cloud Machine Learning (https://cloud.google.com/ml/) allows you to stand up an instance of Tensorflow in the cloud. This talk pulls these capabilities together to show how you can train your own Tensorflow Deep Learning models using just your web browser and R code.
Refreshments will be provided after the presentation. Thanks to our sponsors: NZSA and Harmonic Analytics Ltd
Enter the 303 building and look for signs advertising “Meetup”.
The Royal Society of New Zealand 2016 Research Honours
The RSNZ has awarded the Jones Medal to Emeritus Professor Alastair Scott FRSNZ (University of Auckland) for his lifetime contribution to statistics. Alastair’s career in statistics has spanned over 50 years during which he’s contributed “through path-breaking research in survey sampling and biostatistics, and through service to the wider statistical profession in academia, government, and society.” For more details, see: http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/2016/11/23/jones-medal-statistics-for-sampling-and-public-health/
5:10pm on Tuesday 29 November at Auckland University of Technology
Dear NZSA Member,
The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Statistical Association will be held from 5:10pm on Tuesday 29 November at Auckland University of Technology in Room WG403, WG Building, AUT City Campus. A copy of the Agenda is available here.
This is during the NZSA conference at the conference venue. However you need not be registered for the conference to attend the AGM. A copy of the minutes from the last AGM is available at:
Reports from the various NZSA officeholders and committees are becoming available at:
This AGM will include election of a new slate of officers. For more information on the role of the AGM, the NZSA committees, and elections, see the NZSA constitution:
I look forward to seeing many of you at the meeting. Please email any apologies to me directly.
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