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May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The ML4Bio workshop is aimed at biologists with no previous machine learning experience. This is a conceptual workshop designed to teach machine learning literacy. It will answer questions such as “What is a classifier?” and “How do I evaluate a machine learning model?” After the workshop, the participants will be able to define machine learning concepts like samples, features, training set, validation set, test set, evaluation metrics, and model selection. The participants will be able to interactively develop an understanding of machine learning classifiers commonly used in biology like decision trees and simple neural networks. The focus will be on problems in biology where machine learning is effectively used.