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Branch Meetings for 2017 Poster

Joint Meeting – Canberra Data Scientists and Statistical Society of Australia Canberra Branch

Date:          Tuesday 24 January 2017

Time:          4.30pm – 6.30pm


Location:    College of Business and Economics [Building 26C] Allan Barton Forum,

Level 2, Room 248, ANU

Speaker:     Dr Cao Yi, Senior Data Scientist at MapR

Topic:         Scalable Machine Learning for R


In this discussion, we will review some of the popular libraries that allow R users to interact with large-scale and unstructured data sets through the use of a distributed environment. After a brief intro to deep learning concepts, a demo will be shown that leverages H2O from R to detect anomalies in recent Australian stock prices. The RMarkdown notebook and other resources will be provided to attendees. Additionally, any questions from the audience involving the use of R in distributed environments can be addressed.


Cao Yi is a senior data scientist at MapR, where he is responsible for data science consulting, big data analytics project delivery in APAC. Prior to joining MapR, he spent over 3 years in Pivotal, helping customers in the region derive business value from big data. His expertise is on statistical data mining, machine learning and optimization, spanning across different verticals, e.g manufacturing, utility, retail, and insurance. He Holds a Ph.D. degree in Operations Research from the National University of Singapore.

Food and Drink: Pizza and drink, sponsored by MapR, will be supplied at the meeting.

RSVP: For catering purposes, please let Richard Gao know by 5pm Monday 23 January if you will be attending ([email protected])

Meetings for 2017

Robert Clark has sent members the flyer of meetings for 2017. The next meeting after this joint event is on 28 February.


Warren Müller


SSA Canberra Branch Inc.


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