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Training course "Machine Learning with R at LRZ" @ LRZ

27.Nov.2018 09:00
27.Nov.2018 18:00
LRZ Garching

The statistical programming language R offers a large amount of add-on packages that implement ideas and methods from the field of machine learning.

The mlr package (Machine Learning in R) provides a unified interface to many of these algorithms. It allows to utilize supervised methods like classification, regression and survival analyses along with their corresponding optimization and evaluation methods, as well unsupervised methods like clustering. This includes a consistent infrastructure for common data pre- and post-processing steps, feature selection, hyperparameter optimization, resampling and model comparison. As these tasks become computationally expensive, parallelization is desirable and, for high performance cluster systems, conveniently facilitated by the batchtools package.

In this full-day workshop, we will provide an introduction to the mlr package and demonstrate how it can be used to deploy highly parallelized machine learning tasks on LRZ high performance computing systems, using the batchtools package. Participants will be able to work on instructor-led excercises and hands-on examples.