Data Hub Sessions: Introduction to Vector Embedding

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Communitech Data Hub

14 Erb St West

Waterloo, ON N2L 1S7

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Vector embedding is a powerful technique for learning quantitative representations from qualitative data. It has applications in traditional machine learning models, as a standalone means of learning unsupervised patterns in unstructured data and as key architectural components in deep neural networks for a variety of tasks.

This talk will survey the basic theory and method of vector embedding, starting with its most widely known application in word2vec as well as more advanced applications and techniques.

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Dr. Kuhan Wang is a Senior Research Scientist at CIBC. He began his career working on particle physics problems at CERN, through the ATLAS collaboration project. He lead data analysis efforts in search of new physical phenomenon using massive amounts of data that came out of the Large Hadron Collider. He holds a PhD from McGill University and an M.Sc. from the University of Victoria, both in experimental particle physics.

Lunch will be provided. Please arrive early in order to register, grab your lunch and get a seat.

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Please contact Koosha Totonchi

Cancellation policy: 3 business days advance notice is requested so that we can offer your spot to someone else (by Friday, March 8, 2019, by 5 p.m.)

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14 Erb St West

Waterloo, ON N2L 1S7

Canada

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