Date: 1 - 2 July 2024

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The vast majority of data produced fits the criteria of labelled data (with either continuous of categorical labels); the machine learning task of discriminating classes (for categorical outputs) or predicting future values (continuous outputs) will be discussed in detail, focusing both on classical methods – k nearest neighbours, decision tree based methods and support vector machine – and on the importance and discriminative power of features.

The module will provide support in generating models (using R as programming environment), critically assessing the optimisation of hyperparameters and evaluating the usefulness of the model with respect to the initial question. The examples presented throughout stem from biological examples, yet the skills and critical assessment of outputs are transferrable.

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Additional information

  • Our courses are only free for registered University of Cambridge students. All other participants will be charged according to our charging policy.
  • Attendance will be taken on all courses and a charge is applied for non-attendance, including for University of Cambridge students. After you have booked a place, if you are unable to attend any of the live sessions, please email the Bioinfo Team.
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.

Keywords: HDRUK

Venue: Craik-Marshall Building

City: Cambridge

Country: United Kingdom

Postcode: CB2 3AR

Organizer: University of Cambridge

Host institutions: University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training

Target audience: Everyone is welcome to attend the courses, please review the policies

Event types:

  • Workshops and courses

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