DIT hosts summer school in computing for French university studentsPosted: 31 May, 2017
The School of Computing at DIT hosted the ENSSAT Lannion Summer School, a week-long course in Data Analytics and Machine Learning for students of ENSSAT Lannion, a renowned engineering school affiliated with the University of Rennes in Brittany.
Twenty four students from ENSSAT (École Nationale Supérieure des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie) Lannion came to DIT Kevin Street to take the course, which was presented by Professor John Kelleher, a Lecturer in the School of Computing, and the Academic Leader for the Information, Communications and Entertainment Institute at DIT. The students took part in an intensive schedule, which featured topics related to Data Analytics and Machine Learning, including predictive modelling, the tasks associated with assessing data quality, a range of machine learning algorithms used to build predictive models, and the methodologies and metrics used to evaluate predictive models.
Throughout the course the students worked in teams with each team assigned a different data analytics problem which they were tasked with solving together. The course finished with each team presenting their work, including the models they built throughout the week.
Based on the success of the summer school over the last three years, the partnership between DIT and ENSSAT has strengthened and a number of new initiatives have developed. This September, five students from ENSSAT will come to DIT as part of their ERASMUS activities and take part in the MSc in Computing (Data Analytics). Professor Kelleher will also travel to Lannion in October 2017 to represent DIT at an international festival celebrating the 30th anniversary of Erasmus.