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Papers We Love April Meetup #15

Map Date/Time: 2017-04-07 07:30pm Location: TechHub Bucharest - 39-41 Nicolae Filipescu, Bucharest

The meetup #15 of Papers We Love Bucharest will have two speakers in tandem because of the two competencies required by the subject: computational and biological! We'll present and discuss different fascinating parallels between reinforcement learning and neuroscience, keeping the level introductory on both. It's a nice opportunity to understand what is reinforcement learning and how some of its core parts have a correspondence in neuroscience.

Original Paper:

K, Doya, "Reinforcement learning: Computational theory and biological mechanisms", HFSP Journal, 1(1):3-40, 2007


Speakers:

Adrian Florea is a machine learning enthusiast, currently taking a sabbatical year to prepare a change in his career towards machine learning and data science. He has 24 years of professional software experie…

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Papers We Love March Meetup #14

Map Date/Time: 2017-03-17 07:30pm Location: TechHub Bucharest - 39-41 Nicolae Filipescu, Bucharest

Papers We Love Bucharest is happy to announce the meetup #14 in which we'll present and discuss the original paper that introduced AdaBoost, the adaptive algorithm designed to boost the accuracy of hypotheses in machine learning. This paper received the Godel Prize in 2003 (the most important prize for outstanding papers in the area of theoretical computer science) and the award committee considered it as "a permanent contribution to science even beyond computer science"!


AdaBoost - the original paper


Original Paper:


Y. Freund, R. E. Schapire, "A decision-theoretic generalization of on-line learning and an application to boosting", Journal of Computer and System Sciences, 55(1):[masked], 1997


Let's enjoy together its elegance and power! We'll present also some code.


Speaker:


Adrian Florea is…

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Papers We Love January Meetup #13

Map Date/Time: 2017-01-27 07:30pm Location: TechHub Bucharest - 39-41 Nicolae Filipescu, Bucharest

Next Friday, at our 13th meetup, we'll discuss a paper for which Leslie Valiant received the Turing award in 2010! The paper creates a general framework for defining learning machines and its importance for understanding what is learnable is crucial. We'll try as always to balance the mathematical aspects with the practical ones and this time we'll focus also on the philosophical impact of this great paper on the entire field of machine learning. All the reasons to have a numerous participation!

PAC learning - a discussion on the original paper of Valiant

Original Paper:

L. G. Valiant, "A theory of the learnable", Comm. ACM, Vol. 27, No. 11 (1984), pp. [masked]

Speaker:

Adrian Florea is a machine learning enthusiast, currently taking a sabbatical year to prepare a change in his car…

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Papers We Love December Meetup #12

Map Date/Time: 2016-12-16 07:30pm Location: TechHub Bucharest - 39-41 Nicolae Filipescu, Bucharest

Papers We Love Bucharest is happy to announce the meetup #12 in which we'll present and discuss the original papers of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) as we call it today in machine learning, a very beautiful and useful algorithm! It is a nice opportunity to review together its mathematical background from both modern and historical perspective and see some code demos!

Principal Component Analysis - the original papers

Original Paper:

K. Pearson, "On lines and planes of closest fit to systems of points in space", Philosophical Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 6. (1901), pp. [masked]

As usual, we'll not limit the presentation to the original papers.

Speaker:

Adrian Florea is a machine learning enthusiast, currently taking a sabbatical year to prepare a change in his career towards machine learning and data science. He has 24 yea…

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Papers We Love November Meetup

Map Date/Time: 2016-11-03 07:30pm Location: TechHub Bucharest - 39-41 Nicolae Filipescu, Bucharest

*** UPDATE: Our kind host, TechHub Bucharest, asked us to postpone the meetup date due to an unexpected new space requirement generated by the How To Web conference preparation, so we moved the meetup to 3rd November (Thursday) - everything else remain the same. Hopefully this change will not impact you too much, see you all on 3rd November and please reconfirm RSPV, thank you!

After a long summer vacation, Papers We Love Bucharest is proud to announce the eleventh meetup and paper for our chapter on one of the most important and beautiful algorithms in machine learning:

Machine Learning: Support Vector Machines

Original Paper:

B.E. Boser, I.M. Guyon, V.N. Vapnik, "A Training Algorithm for Optimal Margin Classifiers". Proc. 5th Annual ACM Workshop on Computational Learning Theory, pp. [masked] (1992)

Speaker:

Adrian Florea is a machine learning enthusiast,…

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Papers We Love June Meetup

Map Date/Time: 2016-06-23 07:30pm Location: TechHub Bucharest - 39-41 Nicolae Filipescu, Bucharest

Papers We Love Bucharest is proud to announce the tenth meetup and paper for our chapter. Please note that this time our meeting will fall on a Thursday instead of a Monday!

Machine Learning: Logistic Regression

Original Paper:

J. Berkson, "Application of the Logistic Function to Bio-Assay", JASA, Vol. 39, No. 227 (1944), pp. [masked]

Speaker:

Doru Arfire holds a Computer Science M.S. degree from the Polytechnic University in Bucharest and has 10+ years experience taking on challenging software projects. He is passionate about statistics, machine learning and distributed computing. He is also a firm believer in sharing experience and knowledge and creating fertile environments for collaborative innovation.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

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Papers We Love May Meetup

Map Date/Time: 2016-05-27 07:30pm Location: TechHub Bucharest - 39-41 Nicolae Filipescu, Bucharest

Papers We Love Bucharest is proud to announce the ninth meetup and paper for our chapter. Please note that this time our meeting will fall on a Friday instead of a Monday!

Machine Learning: Decision Trees

Original Paper:


J.R. Quinlan, "Induction of Decision Trees", Machine Learning, Vol. 1, No. 1 (1986), pp. 81-106 can be found at the following link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1022643204877

Speaker:


Stefan Adam is a Software Architect at IBM Bucharest Software Lab. He has 10 years of work experience. He dedicated time and passion to different engineering areas like signal processing, machine learning, physics and material engineering. He graduated the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science from Politehnica University of Bucharest. He also holds a Master's degree and recei…

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Papers We Love April Meetup

Map Date/Time: 2016-04-11 07:30pm Location: TechHub Bucharest - 39-41 Nicolae Filipescu, Bucharest

Papers We Love Bucharest is proud to announce the eighth meetup and paper for our chapter.


Machine Learning: EM Algorithm

Original Paper:

A. P. Dempster, N. M. Laird, D. B. Rubin, "Maximum Likelihood from Incomplete Data via the EM Algorithm", J. R. Stat. Soc., Series B, Vol. 39, No. 1. (1977), pp. 1-38 can be found at the following link.


Speaker:

Doru Arfire holds a Computer Science M.S. degree from the Polytechnic University in Bucharest and has 10+ years experience taking on challenging software projects. He is passionate about statistics, machine learning and distributed computing. He is also a firm believer in sharing experience and knowledge and creating fertile environments for collaborative innovation.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

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Papers We Love March Meetup

Map Date/Time: 2016-03-28 07:30pm Location: TechHub Bucharest - 39-41 Nicolae Filipescu, Bucharest

Papers We Love Bucharest is proud to announce the seventh meetup and paper for our chapter.

Machine Learning: Naive Bayes Classifier (followed by a sentiment analysis demo)

Original Paper:

M.E. Maron, J.L. Kuhns, "On Relevance, Probabilistic Indexing, and Information Retrieval", J. of the ACM, vol. 7, no. 3, pp[masked] (July 1960) can be found at the following link.

Speaker:

Stefan Adam is a Software Architect at IBM Bucharest Software Lab. He has 10 years of work experience. He dedicated time and passion to different engineering areas like signal processing, machine learning, physics and material engineering. He graduated the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science from Politehnica University of Bucharest. He also holds a Master's degree and received his PhD in 2014.


Looking forward to seeing you all.

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Papers We Love February Meetup

Map Date/Time: 2016-02-22 07:30pm Location: TechHub Bucharest - 39-41 Nicolae Filipescu, Bucharest

Papers We Love Bucharest is proud to announce the sixth meetup for our chapter. We owe the great success of our monthly events to the people in our community and expect more of you to the sessions that are about to follow. Remember to follow our brand new Facebook page where we provide photos and other relevant materials.


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Paper

Adrian will present several papers on "k-means clustering" as an introduction to the machine learning field.

Speaker

Adrian Florea is an Architect Lead at the IBM Bucharest Software Lab. He has over 23 years work experience, 7 of which having worked abroad, in Milan, Italy. He is co-founder of the Italian Solution Architects User Group (http://www.guisa.it) and a Microsoft Community Influe…

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Papers We Love January Meetup

Map Date/Time: 2016-01-11 07:30pm Location: TechHub Bucharest - 39-41 Nicolae Filipescu, Bucharest

Papers We Love Bucharest is proud to announce the fifth meetup and paper for our chapter.


Paper

"Computer Viruses" by Fred Cohen is one of the most influential papers that the field of computer security has seen and is accessible at the following link.

Speaker


Alexandru - Gheorghe Grigoras has over 3 years experience working for IBM's Analytics division. He graduated from the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of Bucharest in 2013. He enjoys reading, games, IT security and being a father.

We are looking forward to seeing you all.

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Papers We Love December Meetup

Map Date/Time: 2015-12-15 07:30pm Location: TechHub Bucharest - 39-41 Nicolae Filipescu, Bucharest

Papers We Love Bucharest is proud to announce the fourth meetup and paper for our chapter.

Paper

"A Byzantine Fault Tolerant Distributed Commit Protocol" can be found on the Papers We Love Github repository at the following link.

Speaker


Loredana Marsilia Groza is a software engineer at IBM Bucharest Software Lab working for Cognos TM1 and a PhD student at University Politehnica of Bucharest, Computer Science faculty. She has 5 years of experience working in software development and network engineering.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

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Papers We Love November Meetup

Map Date/Time: 2015-11-09 07:30pm Location: TechHub Bucharest - 39-41 Nicolae Filipescu, Bucharest

Papers We Love Bucharest is proud to announce the third meetup and paper for our chapter.

Paper

"Hidden Markov Models for Speech Recognition" by B. H. Juang and L. R. Rabiner of the Speech Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories can be found on the Papers We Love Github repository at the following link.

Speaker


Stefan Adam is a Software Architect at IBM Bucharest Software Lab. He has 10 years of work experience. He dedicated time and passion to different engineering areas like signal processing, data mining, physics and material engineering. He graduated the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science from Politehnica University of Bucharest. He also holds a Master's degree and received his PhD in the "Study Of The Thermoelectric Power For Liquid Semiconductor Alloys In The Binary Tl-S System".


Looking forward to seeing you a…

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Papers We Love October Meetup

Map Date/Time: 2015-10-12 07:30pm Location: TechHub Bucharest - 39-41 Nicolae Filipescu, Bucharest

Papers We Love Bucharest is proud to announce the second meetup and paper for our chapter.  We owe the great success of our first event to the people in our community and expect more of you to the sessions that are about to follow. Remember to follow our brand new Facebook page where we provide photos and other relevant materials.

Paper

 "MapReduce: Simplified Data Processing on Large Clusters" by Jeffrey Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat can be found on the Papers We Love Github repository at the following link https://github.com/papers-we-love/papers-we-love/blob/master/distributed_systems/mapredu…

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First paper in our chapter

Map Date/Time: 2015-08-31 08:00pm Location: TechHub Bucharest - 39-41 Nicolae Filipescu, Bucharest

We are delighted to announce the first paper and meetup for our Papers We Love chapter. The event will take place at the end of the summer mainly because of planned holidays, the time needed to allow more people to find out about our new community and final organizational details. Techsociety, our new great partner, has made it possible for us to host the event at Techhub.   

The chosen paper, "The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine", was written at Stanford by Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page to introduce Google and a nowadays established algorithm in Information Retrieval, PageRank. You can access it here, http://static.googleusercontent.com/media/research.google.com/en//pubs/archive/334.pdf . We hope that you will enjoy reading it over the summer and come and join our discussion and presentation. 

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