AI/ML Symposium 2018
Thurman J. White Forum Building
University of Oklahoma
1704 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73072
Join us for the 2018 Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the University of Oklahoma on October 17-20.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) comprise a large set of computational techniques for autonomous prediction and decision making, and for using data to automatically construct models that make these possible. In the last several years, the confluence of standardized tools and high-powered computational hardware have made the process of constructing new models, even from large data sets, possible for many science/engineering laboratories and organizations. This convergence is fundamentally changing the way that science and engineering are done in many domains. The goal of this symposium is to bring together AI/ML scientists and practitioners, high-performance computing experts, and domain scientists and engineers from the OU campuses to discuss 1) current and new AI/ML tools and their use in solving research problems, and 2) new opportunities for collaboration. We also invite representatives from local companies doing work in the AI/ML area to attend and participate in the discussion.
We welcome participation from faculty, researchers, staff, students and local companies.
- October 17th: Predict-a-thon kick-off. This is a competition for applying ML tools for model building and prediction using several complex data sets.
- October 18th: Hands-on tutorial on machine learning tools.
- October 19th: Main meeting. Sessions will include: case studies in using AI/ML to solve specific research problems, new AI/ML tools, high-performance computing challenges and solutions, posters/demonstrations, lightning talks on research problems in search of AI/ML tools and an industrial panel.
- October 20th: Python/drone workshop for middle/high school students.
Register now at: http://ai-ml.oucreate.com/cms
October 17: Predict-a-Thon
The Predict-a-Thon is a machine learning competition to create predictive models from data sets. Briefings are optional, but highly encouraged!
- Kick-off briefing: 9-11am. Bizzell Lower Level 1 Community Room
- Collaboration space open for teams: 11am – 2pm. Bizzell Room 339
- Mid-day briefing: 2-3pm. Bizzell Lower Level 1 Community Room
October 18: Predict-a-Thon and Tutorial Session
- Predict-a-Thon briefing: 9-10am. Bizzell Lower Level 1 Community Room
- Collaboration space open for teams: 11am – 2pm. Bizzell Lower Level 1 Community Room
- Predict-a-Thon completion: 10pm
- Tutorial Session: Tensorflow and Keras. 3-6pm in rooms B2 and B4 of the Thurman J. White Forum Building. Please register for this event.
October 19: Main Meeting
Conference Room B of the Thurman J. White Forum Building, 8:30am-5pm. Schedule TBA.
The talks are intended to be accessible to a broad academic audience and to show how AI/ML tools are brought to bear in solving problems in a wide range of domains. Sessions will include:
- Case studies in using AI/ML to solve specific research problems
- New AI/ML tools
- High-performance computing challenges and solutions
- Research problems in search of AI/ML tools
- Panel discussion with local companies. Confirmed participants:
- Joshua Southerland: Machine Learning and Tools Team Lead, Exaptive
- Posters and demonstrations
October 20: Workshop on Drone Programming in Python
Conference Room B of the Thurman J. White Forum Building. 8am – 4pm
This workshop kicks off the KIPR drone competition for middle and high school students.