Machine Learning in Python for Environmental Science Problems

This virtual short course will develop skills in applying Python libraries to process their data, train a variety of ML models, generate predictions, and evaluate and interpret their trained models for physical understanding.

(Date & Time Not Announced)

Duration: Full Day (2x)
Participant Cap: Not Announced

Course Description:

Interest in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL) in the environmental sciences has grown rapidly in conjunction with the increased presence of AI in our daily lives. Many people now want to apply ML to their own data and problems but do not know where to start. This 2-day short course will develop participants' skills in applying Python libraries to process their data, train a variety of ML models, generate predictions, and evaluate and interpret their trained models for physical understanding. Participants will interact with real-world data and the ML pipeline through a series of Google Collaboratory notebooks that will enable thorough exploration of the data and methods. Participant understanding of the concepts will be reinforced with hands-on exercises at the end of each lecture that require implementing many of the techniques introduced while grappling with the challenges of real-world environmental datasets.

Day 1 of the short course will cover AI and ML fundamentals and introduce Python libraries commonly employed for data analysis, ML, and deep learning (DL). Day 2 will provide participants with the option of instruction on more advanced topics in ML/DL following a similar lecture/exercise format as employed on Day 1. Additional instructions will be emailed to registered attendees before the course begins.

Each participant must bring a laptop capable of wireless internet. All the content will be provided through Google Collaboratory. Students should make sure they have a Google account that is not associated with any federal agencies, which may place restrictions on data access.

Instructors:

Not Announced 

For more information, please contact Kate Duffy at duffy.m.kate@gmail.com.