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Workshop on Machine Learning and Big Data

July 31, 2024 @ 8:00 am - August 1, 2024 @ 2:00 pm

UCLA-IDRE  is pleased to host a two-day, in-person, Big Data workshop (July 31 – August 1, 2024, 8 AM-2 PM each day) organized by Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

This workshop will focus on big data analytics, machine learning using Spark, and deep learning using TensorFlow. It is an in-person workshop presented using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform in OARC Portal (5628 Math Science Building).


Interested applicants must first have an ACCESS ID.  If you do not have an ACCESS ID, please visit this page to create one:


Once you have an ACCESS ID, please send an email (indicating your ACCESS ID and which site you wish to attend) to Tom Maiden at tmaiden@psc.edu by Friday, July 26, at Noon Eastern time.

Further details will be provided once your registration has been processed.


Tentative Agenda:
Day – 1:

Wednesday, July 31, 2024
All times given are Pacific
08:00 AM Welcome
08:25 AM A Brief History of Big Data
09:20 AM Intro to Spark
10:00 AM Lunch Break
11:00 AM More Spark and Exercises
02:00 PM Intro to Machine Learning
02:00 PM Adjourn

Day – 2:

Thursday, August 1, 2024
All times given are Pacific
08:00 AM Machine Learning: Recommender System with Spark
10:00 AM Lunch break
11:00 AM Deep Learning with TensorFlow
02:00 PM Tying it All Together
02:30 PM Adjourn

Note: Please visit the PSC’s website for details about the agenda. You are also welcome to contact tvsingh@ucla.edu if you have any questions about this workshop at UCLA.


July 31, 2024 @ 8:00 am
August 1, 2024 @ 2:00 pm
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