Monthly ML Meetup: Causal Inference and Feature Engineering

Jan 11, 06:00PM PST(02:00AM GMT).
  • Silicon Valley AICamp
  • Free 99 Attendees

Welcome to our in-person monthly ML meetup in Silicon Valley. Join us for deep dive tech talks on AI/ML, food/drink, networking with speakers&peers developers, and win lucky draw prizes.

Agenda (PST):
* 6:00pm~6:30pm: Checkin, Food/drink and networking
* 6:30pm~6:40pm: Welcome/community update/Sponsor intro
* 6:40pm~8:00pm: Tech talks
* 8:00pm~8:30pm: Lucky draw & Mingle

Tech Talk 1: Causal Inference - 4 Foundational Methods
Speaker: Minha Hwang, Principal Architect @ Microsoft
Abstract: Measuring causal effects from observational data is asked more and more, but it is hard to generate robust measurements without knowing the key challenges of observational data and potential solutions. This talk presents (1) differences between prediction vs. causal inference, (2) key challenges of causal inference from observational data, and (3) 4 foundational causal inference methods.

Tech Talk 2: Scalable Feature Engineering with Hamilton
Speaker: Stefan Krawczyk, Manager Data Platform @ Stitch Fix
Abstract: In this talk we present Hamilton, a novel open-source framework for developing and maintaining scalable feature engineering dataflows. Hamilton was initially built to solve the problem of managing a codebase of transforms on pandas dataframes, enabling a data science team to scale the capabilities they offer with the complexity of their business. Since then, it has grown into a general-purpose tool for writing and maintaining dataflows in python. We introduce the framework, discuss its motivations and initial successes at Stitch Fix, and share recent extensions that provide runtime data quality checks, and integrate it with distributed compute offerings, such as Dask, Ray, and Spark.

Z-park Silicon Valley Innovation Center
4500 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA
Free parking at the backside of the building.

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