[ASA] FW: [PAWSEY FRIENDS] Cosmic Machines: ML Workshop

Lachlan Campbell lcampbell at pawsey.org.au
Fri Aug 2 12:36:58 AEST 2019



From: Pawsey Supercomputing Centre <pr at pawsey.org.au>
Reply-To: Pawsey Supercomputing Centre <pr at pawsey.org.au>
Date: Friday, 2 August 2019 at 9:59 am
To: <lachlan.campbell at pawsey.org.au>
Subject: [PAWSEY FRIENDS] Cosmic Machines: AI/ML Workshop



Cosmic Machines
21 August 2019
The use of Machine Learning in Astronomy is rapidly increasing, and the opportunities its powerful techniques present are exciting. However, the scope and dynamism of Machine Learning can make the task of starting to use it seem daunting. 

To assist researchers the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and ADACS present Cosmic Machines – an online workshop where participants will be guided through a hands-on introduction to the use of Machine Learning in observational astronomy.

The focus will be on gaining an appreciation for the utility of Machine Learning and how to quickly get started using it in your own research.We will provide you with data, code and access to a GPU – everything you need to enable you to take your first steps into the realm of ML in astronomy!
Prerequisites for participants
Skills: Exposure to programming, no specific language requiredEquipment: Laptop or PC with internet and browser
Challenge:Can we write a program to classify galaxies in SDSS images to better than 90% accuracy?
11:00 am to 11:30 amSetting the scene – Introduction to Pawsey & cloud computing
11:30 am to 12:00 pmIntroduction to Machine Learning – Artificial neural networks and Deep Learning
12:00 pm to 12:30 pmObject detection – Introduction to Convolutional Neural Networks
12:30 pm to 12:45 pmBreak
12:45 pm to 1:00 pmA Swiss army knife for research – Introduction to jupyter notebooks
1:00 pm to 1:30 pmFinding data – Machine Learning open data sets
1:30 pm to 2:00 pmUsing the sweat of someone else’s brow – Introduction to Transfer Learning
2:00 pm to 2:30 pmOther challenges? – Identifying fireballs in Desert Fireball Network images with CNNs
2:30 pm to 2:45 pmBreak
2:45 pm to 3:00 pmReview and Q&A
August 2019

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