23 januari 2020 van 15:15 tot 16:45

Driven by Data seminar #1: Visual Analytics for Opening the Black Box of Machine Learning

Na het succes van de seminars over Machine Learning van vorig jaar, lanceert Driven by Data nu een nieuwe seminarreeks, dit keer met het thema: “Discovery through Visualization”. Alex Telea en Michael Behrisch beginnen waar we vorig jaar waren zijn geëindigd en verbinden machine learning met visualisatie.

De voertaal tijdens het seminar is Engels, daarom is de rest van dit bericht ook in het Engels.

The gap between how deep learning techniques actually operate and what their users understand of their operation only widens.

Visual Analytics for Opening the Black Box of Machine Learning

In the last years, machine learning, and in particular deep learning, has witnessed enormous progresses, with increasingly more powerful techniques being developed and applied in many domains. However, as such techniques become more powerful, they also become more complex, so the gap between how they actually operate and what their users understand of their operation only widens. This leads to them being often used as black boxes, with serious consequences: When they do not work optimally, one often does not know which of their many parameters to change; and even when they work well, one wonders how much their opaque behaviour can be trusted.

Alex Telea and Michael Behrisch

Interactive visualization

In this talk we and advocate the use of visual analytics for opening this black box. We present several interactive visualization approaches that explore different facets of machine learning, enabling users to understand how such algorithms operate; what causes their suboptimal behaviour; and how to improve upon this behaviour. We demonstrate our proposals with several applications of machine learning on real-world data and problems.

About the Discovery through Visualization seminar series

At the moment large and multi-scale scientific data sets are being generated from all kinds of sensors and from model simulations. The challenge is to efficiently analyse these data with the aim to answer underlying scientific questions. Visualization is one way to do this and can be done in very different ways, from simple two-dimensional plots via multi-dimensional animations on Tiled Panel Displays to virtual reality.

This series of seminars will be focused on how to optimize discovery through the use of visualization. Experts from a range of different domains will give examples and what tools and methods they use to stimulate discovery in data. The series is organized by Driven by Data, a cluster of five UU focus areas: Bioinformatics, Foundations of Complex Systems, Applied Data Science, Game Research, and Human-centered AI.

Save the dates – speakers will be announced soon!

  • Thursday February 13, 15:15 – 16:45. Location: Ruppert D
  • Thursday March 5, 15:15 – 16:45. Location: Ruppert 002
  • Thursday March 19, 15:15 – 16:45. Location: Ruppert 002
  • Thursday April 2, 15:15 – 16:45. Location: Ruppert D
  • Thursday May 14, 15:15 – 16:45. Location: Ruppert 002
  • Thursday June 4, 15:15 – 16:45. Location: Ruppert 002
  • Thursday June 18, 15:15 – 16:45. Location: Ruppert 002
Begindatum en -tijd
23 januari 2020 15:15
Einddatum en -tijd
23 januari 2020 16:45
Entree
Free