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Practical Machine Learning using Ensemble Methods

Practical Machine Learning using Ensemble Methods
Recorded Mar 5 2014 61 mins
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  • Practical Machine Learning using Ensemble Methods Recorded: Mar 5 2014 61 mins
    Dr Siddhartha Ghosh
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    Robert Leese, Director of the Industrial Maths KTN, brings his knowledge and understanding of the skills and techniques required to allow developers to analyse and characterise data sets. This is an essential skill for 21c software developers. Join us to learn more about the knowledge and tools available and how best to apply them.
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  • Achieving the Productivity Gains of BYOD without compromising security Recorded: Dec 10 2012 53 mins
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    What it is about

    •Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is the Device Centric part of the Consumerisation of IT (COIT). BYOD unblocks many opportunities for significant Productivity gains for both large companies and small companies. The low cost of developing an App for a Smartphone or a Tablet can make the payback time very attractive. Allowing it to run on the employee’s preferred personal platform guarantees a higher take-up and usage of the app and allows a reduction in the replacement costs of PCs .

    •Attempting to achieve these gains without a methodical approach to evaluating the risks to the business might cause the company to fail to meet its compliance requirement, whether you are a Solicitor, a Financial Services company, or a Manufacturer supplying to a Defence Ministry or Government supply chain

    •60% of UK businesses are believed to be implementing BYOD either formally or informally but less than 40% are taking adequate security precautions. New Generation Viruses can bypass traditional Firewalls and Virus Protection and are targeted to steal Trade Secrets and High Value Financial Information from industry generally. The employee’s own Tablet or Smartphone with all their games and social networking might be the carrier that infects the network.

    •Companies need to protect themselves against the bad apple Insiders who will use the technology change to commit fraud or to steal the company’s trade secrets, source code, commercial information, without restricting their employee’s ability to carry out their day to day job.

    The Benefits of Watching

    •Find sources for more information about the implementation of BYOD.
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    •Discover a framework for a sensible decision on how much to spend on securing the network in order to use it
    •Discover some of the existing resources to support introduction of the technique
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    Cloud Computing is a relatively new and innovative area of business activity in the IT industry. The delivery of network based services is not a new idea, but the recent advances in network capabilities, the commoditisation of computing equipment and rapid advance of software as a service has taken this to a new level of business utilisation affecting all sectors and all types of business. What are the building blocks for these services? How are they regulated and controlled? How will the market continue to develop? A key element in the answers to these question are standards.
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    : In the past five years, NVIDIA has driven the use of graphics processing units (GPUs) for general-purpose computing tasks from nowhere to a mainstream technology. Today, three of five most powerful supercomputers in the world are powered by GPUs and we see many examples where new science and technology is enabled by faster, better, more accurate simulation applications running on GPU accelerated computers.

    How can a working computational engineer or scientist take advantage of this new computing paradigm? The simplest way is to use an application that has been ported to GPUs; more and more commercial applications in the fields of structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, computational chemistry, bioinformatics, etc. are being ported to GPUs. For those using high-productivity scripting languages like MATLAB and Mathematica, the latest releases of these packages are accelerated by GPUs.
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