11 May 2020
0900-0930: Start of Registration
0930-1230: Bio-education workshop by Dr Wilson Goh.
What language tells you about learning?
Natural language processing has the potential to inform on learning performance, providing an unbiased augmentation device for the teacher. But generating high-information feature sets from unstructured text can be very challenging. This in turn, creates problems for classification and regression tasks in machine learning. Two examples based on actual courses run in NTU are shown: the first is on sentiment, a proxy correlated with motivation. The second is on automated grading of short answer questions.
1230 - 1330: Lunch Break
1330 - 1630: Bio-data science workshop Asst Prof Jarkko Salojarvi.
Data Science and Biology
The amount of available biological data has exploded during the last decades. In this workshop, you will find out about different available repositories and how to access them for downloading large data sets. Then we will go through the most common data analysis tools. In the final part I will provide some examples on how to extract biological knowledge from big data.