New data science, machine learning offerings open professional doors

first_img Published: May 21, 2021 Data is the raw material of the digital age. In the hands of skilled professionals and organizations, data can be transformed into business advantages, drive product decisions, engage consumers and even predict future behavior and trends.The introduction of algorithms and machine learning has accelerated how organizations learn from this data, and has reduced the cost of that learning, making it important for managers to understand their basic functions and capabilities. Almost every industry and discipline now relies on the emerging fields of data science and machine learning. Seeing a need for working professionals to refresh or enhance their understanding of these concepts without devoting months or years to training, CU Boulder launched Tech Frontiers, a short-form education series kicking off this summer with courses in data science, July 12–13, and machine learning, July 15–16. Mark Weinberg, vice president of Core Product Engineering at eBay and a member of the CU Boulder computing advisory board, said that data science and machine learning have become integral to the way his company does business, from market research and product design to customer acquisition and product delivery. “We’ve seen that the field and our business needs are evolving quickly,” said Weinberg. “CU Boulder’s short courses will allow our managers and professionals to gain the knowledge and experience they need to lead with confidence.”While executives are alert to the need to keep pace, the availability of intensive professional education to support growth is only beginning to emerge. The CU Boulder courses, led by researchers and professors, offer access to the latest concepts and methods in the field and an unparalleled opportunity to get ahead of the curve. The programs are offered in-person on the Boulder campus with a live-virtual option, creating a platform for participants to build community and expand networks.“We hear from our partners in industry that an understanding of these methods and how to use them is becoming a basic requirement even at the highest levels of business operations,” said Bobby Schnabel, professor and chair of the computer science department in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. “So we set about designing courses that could, in a short span of time, introduce professionals and executives to the latest concepts and research in the field.” Participants in CU Boulder’s Tech Frontiers courses will develop an understanding of technical methods used in current practice through hands-on project experience in teams utilizing real data sets. The courses include an ethics component to address critical issues such as fairness, privacy and representation. Guided by experts, participants will emerge with a stronger technical vocabulary to guide workplace teams, strategy and decision making.CU Boulder’s Tech Frontiers course in data science provides participants with knowledge and skills in data collection, management, curation, cleaning and visualization, as well as an introduction to methods in statistical inference and machine learning. The machine learning course explores deep learning/neural networks, classification methods and non-parametric methods. As an added benefit, participants gain access to a community of Tech Frontiers Fellows who receive regular information about CU Engineering colloquia and webinars on emerging topics and invitations to events.Participants considering a degree can choose to continue their learning through CU Boulder’s master’s in data science, which offers an on-campus program for traditional students and a degree on Coursera that uses performance-based admissions––which means no GRE, transcripts or letters of recommendation. “The half-life of engineering knowledge is estimated to be less than five years,” said Keith Molenaar, interim dean of CU Engineering. “Professionals need access to high-quality, innovative research, techniques and skills to stay ahead. As the top engineering college in the Rocky Mountain region and a national leader in computer science, we are excited to offer access to our world-class faculty and to create a new professional network of industry leaders in Colorado.”Registration for the courses is now open, and the first course starts July 12. Learn more or email [email protected]:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Samohi student heads to National Shakespeare Competition

first_imgHomeNewsEducationSamohi student heads to National Shakespeare Competition Apr. 09, 2018 at 5:01 amEducationNewsSamohi student heads to National Shakespeare CompetitionAngel Carreras3 years agodaily pressNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica news If all the world’s a stage, then Judy Durkin is one of its best players in the realm of Shakespeare performances. The Samohi senior recently beat out over 20,000 students to advance to the National Shakespeare Competition finals where she’ll represent Santa Monica and Los Angeles County later this month in New York.“The experience is really exciting from start to finish,” Durkin said via email about climbing her way to the top of the National Shakespeare Competition (NSC). “Getting to perform onstage at Lincoln Center is a dream come true.”At the NSC, high school students from across the country read, analyze, and perform Shakespeare pieces ranging from tragedy to comedy and sonnets to monologues in three qualifying stages: school, community, and national. Prizes this year include a grand prize of a scholarship and airfare to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Young Actors’ Summer School, a runner-up award of scholarship and airfare to attend the American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp, and for third place, $500.Durkin’s first became enamored with Shakespeare and performing arts when her father took her to a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream when she was just four years old. Durkin was forever changed by the play, a pivotal moment in her life that left her “star-struck and enthralled” by the production, sparking a life-long love of Shakespeare as both a performer and student.While attending Samohi, Durkin was urged at the behest of her friend to audition for the school’s sonnet competition, her friend knowing she was fond of Shakespeare. Durkin performed Sonnet 18 for a room full of judges and most importantly, Chon Lee, an English teacher who would eventually become her mentor.Lee was wowed by the performance and Durkin’s grasp of the language (iambic pentameter ain’t easy), calling Durkin a “shining star” with a talent that’s “an anomaly” among students at Samohi and well, anywhere.“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Lee said in a phone call. “She had that exposure (to Shakespeare) at that young age and uses it to her benefit. It helps not just with her essays and analytically, but also her use of it as a performer. It takes on a different light. She’s very gracefully taking her sense of the language and using it to deliver a powerful performance.”In his mentorship of Durkin, Lee has helped sharpen Durkin’s skill set in many ways: Furthering her understanding of Shakespeare’s “intricate writing,” studying different scenes and monologues consisting of wide-ranging tone, and keeping Durkin off balance with cold reads, giving her random Shakespeare monologues (male and female characters) to perform at a moment’s notice.“She’s performed before under pressure, and with cold reads, there’s no time to prepare,” Lee said. “She’s able to use that to her advantage. It’s one thing … to look at a play or speech and analyze it on paper, but when you enact a text, bring it to life and make the words sing, it’s rare. Judy can do that. It’s a strong talent and rare gift.”With her flair for the dramatic and expert guidance from Lee, Durkin has dominated competitions.Durkin reached national finals her junior year of high school and she’ll be there again this year, the first person to appear in back-to-back finals of the Los Angeles regionals in the NSC.“This has never happened in Los Angeles ESU (English Speaking Union, the host of the NSC) history,” Lee said.Although the stakes are higher and the odds stacked against her at the national level, Durkin isn’t fazed–she’s just happy to bring her favorite author’s words to life on a grand stage.“Any chance to perform Shakespeare’s work is an opportunity I will never hesitate to take,” Durkin says. “Now that I have a year of the competition under my belt, I find it easier to relax and really take time to appreciate my performances.”Surely, the famous playwright would’ve been proud.The National Shakespeare Competition takes place on April 23 in New York City at the Lincoln Center Theater.Tags :daily pressNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica newsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentEarthTalkCity Council to review tax sharing agreements with SMMUSDYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agolast_img read more

New Tennessee unemployment claims filed

first_imgSoutheast Tennessee10,188 Regional Data Local Workforce Development AreaNumber of New Claims Southwest Tennessee2,835 East TN Mobile America Job Center28 Northeast Tennessee5,085 13April 4, 2020116,141 14April 11, 202074,772 15April 18, 202068,968 Week NumberWeek Ending DateNumber of New Claims Filed East Tennessee17,222 Greater Memphis12,361 Northwest Tennessee2,966center_img NEW TENNESSEE UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FILED Week Ending: April 18, 2020 12March 28, 202094,492 West TN Mobile American Job Center33 Upper Cumberland3,397 10March 14, 20202,702 11March 21, 202039,096 Statewide Data Northern Middle Tennessee29,065 Middle TN Mobile American Job Center416 Southern Middle Tennessee6,656 (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/23/2020-9AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img

Maddock takes maternity leave

first_imgBy DAVID NAGEL SENL ROUND 1 – PREVIEW BERWICK’s mid-court maestro Sarah McDermott will feel a little lost this Saturday…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Volunteers clean up

first_imgBy Kim BrooksTHE Cardinia Environment Coalition recognised National Volunteer Week with business as usual. The CEC is an umbrella group…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Sleeves rolled up

first_imgNarracan MP Gary Blackwood’s name will have a lot more meaning for residents in the east of the Cardinia Shire…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Defending BC Senior Champs advance after capturing Okanagan Regional Playdown

first_imgThe Bob Ursel rink of Kelowna, with half the rink from the West Kootenay, began defence of its 2016 BC Senior Men’s Curling title by sweeping past the competition during regional playdowns Sunday in Kelowna.Ursel, third Dave Stephenson, Trail second Don Freschi and Nelson lead Fred Thomson, defeated Mark Longworth of Vernon 4-1 Sunday in the B Final to clinch the Okanagan berth.Ursel dumped Longworth 7-4 Saturday in the A Final after opening the four-team playdown with an 11-4 win over Frank Cseke of Salmon Arm.last_img

Hurling Fixtures For Next Weekend

first_imgGullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 6Round 3Bullaun 19:00 Sarsfields v Pádraig PearsesReferee:  David Staunton Pier Head Minor B1 Hurling Group 1Round 4Kinvara 14:00 Kinvara v SarsfieldsReferee:  Tom Mc Nicholas Killimor 14:00 Killimor v Ahascragh/FohenaghReferee:  John Rosney Ballinderreen 14:00 Ballinderreen v CappataggleReferee:  Ger O Connor Pier Head Minor A Hurling Championship – Group 1 Pier Head Minor B Hurling Championship – Group 1Round 4Michael Cusacks 14:00 Michael Cusacks v MoycullenReferee:  Joe Larkin Kilconieron 14:00 Kilconieron v ArdrahanReferee:  Gerry Donoghue Padraig Pearses GAA Ground 14:00 Pádraig Pearses v Mullagh/KiltormerReferee:  Vincent Burke Round 4Duggan Park 14:00 Loughrea v KillimordalyReferee:  Peter Campbell Loughrea 14:00 Meelick-Eyrecourt v Liam MellowsReferee:  Derek Kelly Kenny Park 14:00 Craughwell v ClarinbridgeReferee:  John Mc Donagh Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 2Round 3Mullagh Hurling Club Grounds 19:00 Mullagh v Tommy LarkinsReferee:  Seamus Moran Leitrim Community Centre 19:00 Kilnadeema-Leitrim v Meelick-EyrecourtReferee:  Liam Gordon Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 3Round 3Cregg 19:00 Annaghdown v AbbeyknockmoyReferee:  Stephen Doyle Turloughmore 19:00 Turloughmore v St Mary’s GAA AthenryReferee:  Michael Melia Pier Head Minor A Hurling Championship – Group 2Round 4Clarinbridge 14:00 Turloughmore v St Mary’s GAA AthenryReferee:  Ronan Stankard Carnmore 14:00 Castlegar v Salthill-KnocknacarraReferee:  Richard Mc Nicholas Pier Head Minor A Hurling Championship – Group 2Round 4Duggan Park 15:30 Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry v BallygarReferee:  Christopher Browne center_img Pier Head Minor B1 Hurling Group 2Round 4Oranmore-Maree 14:00   Oranmore-Maree v AbbeyknockmoyReferee:  Adrian Mooney Páirc na bhForbacha 14:00   Cois Fharraige v BallinasloeReferee:  Conor Quinlan Sylane 14:00 Sylane v Skehana-Mountbellew/MoyloughReferee:  David Staunton 16-05-2018 (Wed)Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 1Round 3Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry  19:00 Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry v KillimorReferee:  Peter Murphy Cappataggle 19:00 Cappataggle v PortumnaReferee:  James Lundon Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 7Round 3Oranmore-Maree 19:00 Oranmore-Maree v Rahoon-NewcastleReferee:  Conor Quinlan Ballyloughane 19:00   Liam Mellows v MoycullenReferee:  David Earls print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Pier Head Minor B Hurling Championship – Group 2Round 4Tommy Larkins Park 14:00 Tommy Larkins v GortReferee:  David Cunningham Tonabrocky 14:00 Rahoon-Newcastle v CarnmoreReferee:  Murt Ó Cualáin Leitrim Community Centre 14:00 Kilnadeema-Leitrim v St ThomasReferee:  Brian Keon Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 5Round 3Clarinbridge 19:00 Clarinbridge v LoughreaReferee:  Paul Fahy Beagh 19:00 Beagh v CraughwellReferee:  Noel Quinn Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Group 4Round 3Kilbeacanty 19:00 Kilbeacanty v GortReferee:  Michael Conway Ballinderreen 19:00 Ballinderreen v ArdrahanReferee:  Karol Collins 12-05-2018 (Sat)last_img read more

Rangers 4-0 Peterhead: Gers triumph in Petrofac Training Cup

first_img The success comes just days after confirming their return to the Scottish Premiership 1 Glasgow Rangers finally claimed the Petrofac Training Cup at the fourth time of asking after crushing Peterhead 4-0 at Hampden.The Ibrox men had suffered three previous humiliating exits from the lower-league knock-out competition but there was never any danger of a repeat after Ally Gilchrist’s own goal put Mark Warburton’s side ahead.James Tavernier smashed home a stunning volley for the second while late goals from Andy Halliday and Kenny Miller got the party started.That left it to skipper Lee Wallace to lead the newly-crowned Ladbrokes Championship winners up the Hampden steps to collect the trophy for what should be the first and last time.Cheered on by a a huge 48,000-strong Gers support, the Light Blues recorded what they hope will be the first of two victories at the National Stadium in the space of a week as they chase a trophy treble.The Light Blues used the clash as a dry run for next week’s William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final with Celtic at the same venue.The success comes just days after confirming their return to the Scottish Premiership, see some of the reaction below:Rangers MUST challenge Celtic for Scottish Premiership title next season, insists Gers midfielder Andy HallidayLISTEN: ‘It’s just the start’– Manager Mark Warburton on Rangers’ return to Scottish top flightlast_img read more

ACLU Report Card: Civil Rights, Liberties Under Fire in NC

first_imgWhile thousands of Americans enjoyed a day off from work Monday for Labor Day, it’s the work done by North Carolina’s General Assembly in the last legislative sessions that has civil rights activists concerned.Specifically, the ACLU of North Carolina gives the Tar Heel State low marks for pushing forward legislation that included limits to voting access, LGBTQ equality, privacy rights and more.“The ACLU of North Carolina has found that the North Carolina General Assembly continues to attack the civil rights and civil liberties of all North Carolinians, from privacy and voting access to LGBT equality and immigrant rights,” points out Sarah Gillooly, director of political strategy and advocacy for the ACLU of North Carolina. “All of our rights are under attack in the General Assembly.”The report highlights six pieces of legislation, five of which were opposed by the ACLU.While the Voter ID Amendment and Act limiting access to early voting have received much attention, one other lesser known new law allows law enforcement to access your entire history of drug prescriptions if you’re under investigation.Gillooly says it’s important to note that civil rights are not a matter of red or blue.“These votes are not partisan issues,” she stresses. “When you look at the votes from both Republicans and Democrats, we see legislators attacking the civil rights and civil liberties of all North Carolinians.”One law that does have the ACLU’s support is one that raises the age of juvenile jurisdiction so that 16- and 17-year-olds that are charged with minor felonies and misdemeanors are not charged as adults. North Carolina was the last state to adopt such a law.last_img read more