Oct 18, 2024
Nov 15, 2024

ENID | Enabling Innovation with Data Science at ETH Zurich

Harness data to improve decisions and processes within your organization
9:00h-17:00h
ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
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Presentation

In today’s world, data is everywhere, yet the ability to harness its potential for informed decision-making, and consequently, its significant impact on business, remains elusive to most organizations. But how should an organization start to become data-driven? What are the best practices for implementing data science models that benefit the entire organization? And how to negotiate executive buy-in for data science initiatives?

This 5-day course focuses on achieving impact and innovation with data science. It features theoretical lectures on selected applications of data science (e.g. natural language processing and computer vision) and practical lectures on leveraging data science within a business context (project management, impact evaluation, performance metrics, stakeholder management).

Details

Target Audience

Experienced professionals and executives wishing to steer data science initiatives and generate business impact. The course will be given in English.

Objectives

  • Understand the foundational principles and techniques of data science within the broader context of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, including deep learning applications
  • Be able to objectively assess complexity and scalability of AI use cases
  • Acquire the tools to manage AI projects from scoping to Minimum Viable Product (MVP) solution deployment
  • Explore real-world applications through hands-on machine learning assignments and discover concrete data science applications
  • Connect and share with other industry professionals

Instructors

  • Prof. Olivier Verscheure, Executive Director, SDSC
  • Dr. Dan Assouline, Senior Data Scientist, SDSC
  • Dr. Saurabh Bhargava, Principal Data Scientist, SDSC
  • Dr. Roberto Castello, Principal Data Scientist, SDSC
  • Lucas Chizzali, Senior Data Scientist, SDSC
  • Dr. Anna Fournier, Principal Data Scientist, SDSC
  • Dr. Matthias Galipaud, Senior Data Scientist, SDSC
  • Dr. Olivier Kauffmann, Data Scientist, SDSC
  • Clément Lefebvre, Senior Data Scientist, SDSC
  • Thibaut Loiseau, Machine Learning Engineer, SDSC
  • Dr. Alessandro Nesti, Principal Data Scientist, SDSC
  • Dr. Silvia Quarteroni, Head of Innovation Unit, SDSC
  • Dr. Valerio Rossetti, Principal Data Scientist, SDSC
  • Christian Schneebeli, Senior Data Scientist, SDSC
  • Victor Van Wymeersch, Data Scientist, SDSC

Certification

A certificate of attendance will be delivered at the end of the course.

Organisation

Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC), an ETH domain initiative joining Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH) and Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)

Program Director

Prof. Olivier Verscheure, Executive Director, Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC)

Practical Information

Dates and schedule

  • postponed most likely to October 2024

Course venue

ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Room HG E 21 - tbc, 2024
Room HC G 26.3 - tbc, 2024
Room HC G 26.3 - tbc, 2024
Room HC G 26.3 - tbc, 2024
Room HC G 26.3 - tbc, 2024

Required Material

Participants should bring their own laptop (installation of KNIME Analytics Platform free software is necessary for hands-on experience)

Course fee

4000.- Swiss Francs
10% special discount for contributing members of ETH Alumni, as well as SDSC partners


Registration deadline

Postponed: a new date and timeline will be accounted in due time.
Number of participants is limited.

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Programme

DAY 1 : INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

  • Data science history, terminology and basic concepts, overview of learning tasks
  • Hands-on session with no-code platform (KNIME) – supervised learning
  • Digital transformation – becoming data-driven, project management strategies and tools

DAY 2 : FUNDAMENTALS OF MACHINE LEARNING (PART 1)

  • Strength and limitations of different supervised learning algorithms (including deep learning) and performance metrics, with hands-on session (KNIME)
  • Best practices for industrialisation of solutions and reusability of digital assets
  • Presentation of use cases delivered by SDSC

DAY 3 : FUNDAMENTALS OF MACHINE LEARNING (PART 2)

  • Strength and limitations of different algorithms for unsupervised learning and time series forecasting, with hands-on session (KNIME)
  • Fostering adoption: model explainability techniques, AB testing for business impact assessment
  • Canvassing exercise – how to start a project on the right track

DAY 4 : NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING (NLP) AND GENERATIVE AI

  • History of NLP, algorithms and applications, with hands-on session (KNIME and ChatGPT)
  • Generative AI in NLP and other areas. State-of-the-art LLMs, such as GPT-4
  • Presentation of use cases delivered by SDSC
  • Group discussion and feedback on canvassed projects by participants

DAY 5 : COMPUTER VISION

  • Computer Vision (CV) algorithms and applications, with a hands-on beginner-friendly interactive programming session (in python)
  • Presentation of use cases delivered by SDSC
  • Group discussion and feedback on canvassed projects by participants

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