[sib-courses] New SIB course: "Introduction to classification", 18 November 2014

Diana Marek Diana.Marek at isb-sib.ch
Mon Nov 3 15:21:27 CET 2014

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce a new SIB course entitled: *"Introduction to 

This one-day course, which will be held in Lausanne on the 18 November 
2014, will introduce the basics concepts in classifier construction and 
evaluation. We will discuss some of the most common types of 
classifiers, such as classification trees, random forests, support 
vector machines, discriminant analysis and K-nearest neighbor 
classifiers. We will also discuss measures and strategies for evaluating 
the performance of a classifier appropriately using cross-validation.

Participants should bring their own computers with the R statistical 
software installed and prior attending the course get familiar with the 
basics of R.

The course is organized by the Bioinformatics Core Facility (BCF) of the 
SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.

Further information and application are available from 
Please note that the number of seats is limited.

Hope to see you there!

For the organizer,
Diana Marek

*Diana Marek, PhD
*Vital-IT - Training & Outreach *
**SIB | Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics*
Quartier Sorge - Bâtiment Génopode - CH 1015 Lausanne - Switzerland
t +41 21 692 40 77 - f +41 21 692 40 65
Diana.Marek at isb-sib.ch - www.vital-it.ch - www.isb-sib.ch

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