Git is widely used as an open source distributed version control system for groups and individual programmers collaborating and tracking changes in source code during software development. The ability to use version control is a valuable skill for every programmer to possess. Professor Tyler Caraza-Harter will be joining us this week to lead the workshop on git.

Please install git via the link here in advance and bring your laptops to the meeting.


For this week’s meeting, we are fortunate enough to have Dr. Sebastian Raschka, the No.1 most influential data scientist on GitHub, come in to discuss his research and some ML/DL techniques. Specifically, he will give an introduction to ordinal regression and a brief tutorial on PyTorch. 

Soft-biometric characteristics include a person’s age, gender, race, and health status. As many Deep Learning-centric applications are developed in recent years, the automatic extraction of soft biometric attributes can happen without the user’s agreement, thereby raising several privacy concerns. This talk will introduce how to extract soft-biometric attributes from facial images, as well as how to conceal soft-biometric information for enhancing privacy.