Church Point, NS, March 9th, 2017 – The Laboratory for Innovation in Science and Industry (LISI) at Université Sainte-Anne invites you to a conference delivered by Daniel L. Silver and Christian Fray from the Acadia Institute for Data Analytics.

The presentation, titled "Cloud-based Analytics Overview," will show different ways we can take advantage of data and use it efficiently with tools that are readily available on the Web. This free event will take place on Thursday March 23rd 2017 at 6:00 pm in room BC-31 in the Bernadin Comeau building at the Church Point campus, as well as by videoconference at all Université Sainte-Anne campuses.

Data Analytics and Machine Learning is becoming increasingly accessible via easy-to-use tools and techniques available on the Web. This means that it is simpler than ever to generate insight and create predictions based on data without having to purchase and install hardware and software. This presentation will explain the benefits and drawbacks of several data analysis and predictive modeling tools such as Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, Google Cloud Predictions API, IBM Analytics, and Amazon Machine Learning.

About the speakers

Daniel L. Silver is a Professor in the Jodrey School of Computer Science at Acadia University, and Director of the Acadia Institute for Data Analytics (AIDA). His research focuses on machine learning and its application in data analytics, data mining, user modelling, and intelligent and adaptive systems. He teaches related courses as well as courses on software engineering, web-centric programming and the impact of computing on the environment and society.

Christian Frey works for AIDA as a Business/Data Analyst. He holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration with a major in Computer Science. For AIDA, Christian works with companies to take advantage of their data and use data analytics to improve their business.

About Université Sainte-Anne

Université Sainte-Anne, the only French language post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia, offers university and college-level courses as well as a French immersion program and customized training in French as a second language. Recognized for its excellent programs as well as its unique and exceptional living environment, Sainte-Anne offers experiential learning opportunities that promote student engagement and success, and an atmosphere which encourages a culture of excellence in research and development. Solidly established in its community, Université Sainte-Anne is a partner of choice for all those who wish to strengthen the vitality of the regions surrounding its 5 campuses as well as all of Acadie throughout Nova Scotia.

For more information

Rachelle LeBlanc, Director of Communications and Marketing
Université Sainte-Anne
Tel. : 902-769-2114 Extension 7222
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