Friday Hacks #29, Sep 14

Posted on by ejames

This week we have Sourabh Rao, an NUS student who programs for fun (and has done some impressive things outside of school!), and Michael Li, a Research Officer from the Data Analytics Department, National Business Analytics Center.

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Location: COM1 SR3 [COM1/212] Time: 7pm - 9pm. Talks start promptly at 7pm. You are welcome to stay and mingle (or hack!) after the talks.
Pizza is served after the talks. Attendees are encouraged to have a light dinner before the event.

Talk 1: Crawling and sentiment analysis: practical hacks with Python (Sourabh Rao, NUS Student)

Talk Description: I’ll be talking on sentiment analysis, the theoretical nitty gritty of it and how it can be used in practical projects. I’ll also be introducing a project I am working on to build a pandora like music player which uses the concept of sentiment analysis to build music libraries.

Prep: I’ll be starting from scratch. I assume a basic understanding of programming.

Speaker Profile: I am a freshman at NUS. I was a SRP researcher at NUS during Junior College and worked on genetic algorithms. I founded a profitable question answering portal called sqare. I was also fortunate to have spent a quarter at MIT during which I was exposed to ideas of sentiment analysis. Currently, I am an engineering intern at semantics3.

Talk 2: Making Sense: Introduction to working with ontologies (Michael Li, Research Officer, Data Analytics Dept, NBAC)

Talk Description: Ontologies are a different way to store data and knowledge as compared to the conventional model of using databases. This talk and hands-on session will be an introduction to using ontologies and demonstration of why we use it (and like it!)

Speaker profile: Michael Li is a research engineer in Institute for Infocomm Research whose work is in semantic technology and focused towards the healthcare industry.

He graduated from University of Melbourne with a Biomedical Engineering Degree specializing in Bioinformatics.

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