Gaussian Processes and Application in Machine Learning Workshop( GPAML )
AIMS Ghana hosted the workshop on “Gaussian Processes and Applications in Machine Learning (GPAML)” from 1st to 5th April, 2019. Applicants were required to have an intermediate understanding of Octave/Matlab.
Organized within the framework of the German Research Chair programme in AIMS Ghana, under the Alexander von Humboldt and the German Ministry of Education and Research, the DAAD foundation, the workshop brought together renowned international and national scientific researchers, young researchers and graduate students.
The workshop included lectures and the use of tutorial sessions of Octave/Matlab to solve practical mathematical questions. This event provided a platform for increasing the cooperation between students and researchers in stochastic analysis and applications on the one hand, and various institutions and research centers on the other hand.
The workshop gave an introduction to the theory of Gaussian stochastic processes and their important applications in machine learning, which include non-parametric regression and classification. GPAML workshop was based on the textbook with the same title by C. E. Rasmussen and C. K. I. Williams. Lectures were complemented by computer experiments, facilitated by Peter Frentrup.
Students were asked to bring a laptop with the free scientific programming software GNU Octave installed. The book and related software were freely available at the link: gpml/
Application and Requirements
Organiser and Sponsors
Dirk Becherer, Humboldt University Berlin
Lecturers and Participants