Predicting Urban Events with scikit-learn you own this product

intermediate Python • basics of scikit-learn • basics of pandas • basics of data science
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using machine learning to analyze and visualize location-based and time dependent data to make predictions • interactive data visualization • evaluating risks of bias and discrimination in production models
Roman Yurchak
5 weeks · 5-7 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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A big city receives thousands of daily calls to its emergency services, reporting everything from illegal parking to life-threatening emergencies. In this liveProject, you’ll take on the role of a data scientist called in to advise on how the city can better allocate resources for these safety events. Your challenge is to create a machine learning model that can predict when and where different emergencies will occur. To do this, you’ll analyze data to identify trends, build and enhance a predictive model, and make your model explainable with model interpretability tools. You’ll also perform checks to ensure that the model won’t lead to bias or discrimination, and tweak your model so it can account for major lockdown events such as a pandemic.
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Roman Yurchak
Roman Yurchak is a Data Scientist in Paris, who works as a consultant for companies designing machine learning systems. He is also a core developer at the scikit-learn library. In the past, during his PhD at Ecole Polytechnique, he worked on predictive modeling in plasma physics.


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  • Intermediate Python
  • Basics of pandas
  • Basics of scikit-learn
  • Basics of Jupyter notebook
  • Basics of data science
  • Basics of data visualization


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