Three-Project Series

- prerequisites
- intermediate Python • basics of data science
- skills learned
- basic flow control in Python • learn the weights of a linear classifier using gradient descent • implement a FL algorithm by combining gradient descent with a simple averaging scheme

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In this series of liveProjects, you’ll extend and upgrade basic machine learning techniques like linear regression to build a powerful tool that can make personalized predictions of an individual's COVID-19 infection status. You will apply federated learning techniques to train a machine learning system on a (fictional) dataset of smart phone data. Federated learning is a new ML paradigm used for the collaborative training of models from heterogeneous and distributed data such as audio recordings generated by smartphones. This liveProject series will teach you how to use federated learning techniques to exploit the intrinsic network structure (“contact networks”) between audio recordings in order to learn optimal model parameters for each individual. Federated learning techniques are privacy-friendly as they do not require the sharing of sensitive private data, such as audio recordings of smartphone users.

These projects are designed for learning purposes and are not complete, production-ready applications or solutions.

Project 1 Handling Sensitive Data

Project 2 Build Network Models for Pandemics

Project 3 Personalized Diagnosis of Symptoms

This series of liveProjects is for Python data scientists interested in applying big data analytics to public healthcare. To begin this liveProject you will need to be familiar with the following:

TOOLS

- Intermediate Python
- Basic methods for storing and manipulating numeric arrays using Python package NumPy
- Basic plotting using the Python package matplotlib
- Basic methods for processing geographic coordinates using Python package GeoPy
- Basics of NetworkX for storing and manipulating networked data

- Basics of machine learning
- Basics of data science

In this series of liveProjects, you’ll learn to develop powerful and personalized machine learning applications for tracking infections. You’ll also utilize the new federated learning ML paradigm that learns ML models from decentralised data via distributed computing environments.

- Basic flow control in Python
- Create and manipulate figures in Python
- Create and manipulate NumPy arrays to represent matrices and vectors
- Reading in location recordings from a CSV file
- Determining geodesic distances between locations that are specified by a latitude and a longitude
- Implement a simple algorithm that computes a summary statistic of networked data
- Use NetworkX to jointly represent network structured data and models
- Learn the weights of a linear classifier using gradient descent
- Implement a federated learning algorithm by combining gradient descent with a simple averaging scheme

- Self-paced
- You choose the schedule and decide how much time to invest as you build your project.
- Project roadmap
- Each project is divided into several achievable steps.
- Get Help
- While within the liveProject platform, get help from other participants and our expert mentors.
- Compare with others
- For each step, compare your deliverable to the solutions by the author and other participants.
- book resources
- Get full access to select books for 90 days. Permanent access to excerpts from Manning products are also included, as well as references to other resources.

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