Foundations of

Machine Learning

Summer 2019 Bootcamps

For Students - 14 Jul to 25 Jul

For Professionals - 28 Jul to 8 Aug

An exciting opportunity offered by

RAK Academy and Al Qasimi Foundation

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Sponsored by RAKEZ

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Are You Ready To Reboot Your Life?

Are you ready to start on your path to become a Data Scientist? This summer you have an excellent opportunity to learn Machine Learning, a key area in Artificial Intelligence. We are offering two bootcamps that teach state-of-the-art Machine Learning methods.  The actual price of each course is AED 6,200. To support Computer Science, Machine Learning,  Artificial Intelligence and other modern technologies in Ras al Khaimah, RAKEZ is sponsoring this initiative for all eligible participants. You pay only AED 2,425! Group discounts are available for 5 or more participants from the same organization.

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data are evolving domains in the world, causing major changes in the way we interact, work, and live.  These skills are the most sought-out in the international and local job markets, with an average annual salary of over $120,000 in the US. If you are interested in enriching your career or in learning an exciting new domain, these camps will develop a strong basis for you to pursue your goals. 

Here are a just a few of the topics you will be learning:

 

  • Working with large data sets (Big Data)

  • K-Nearest Neighbor, Linear Regression, Logistic Regression Machine Learning

  • NumPy and Pandas

  • Machine Learning libraries to solve real-world problems

  • Analytics and data visualization

Prerequisites and Application Process:

 

These bootcamps assume you know Python and have some programming experience.  You can still apply if Python is not the language you have experience programming in and are willing to learn and prepare yourself before the course starts. You also need to be comfortable with secondary school mathematics and preferably know basic calculus. The main characteristic, however, is a zeal to learn and excel.

 

Selection will be based upon submission of an application, a personal statement, and an interview.  Applications are due by 4th July 2019.  Finalists will be notified and interviews scheduled by July 9 2019.  Details of the test and online resources for applicants to practice will be provided beforehand.

Location and Logistics:

The camps will be held in RAK Academy in Khuzam Area in Ras al Khaimah. Participants will be required to bring their own laptop. All software used is open-source. Bootcamp resources will be provided as soft copies.  Lunch and snacks will be provided. Once selected you will need to pay the fees (AED 2,425). 

Only 15 seats available in each camp. This is an intensive course requiring your focus and attention in the sessions and will also include assignments after hours. These camps are run as interactive sessions involving active participation in small teams. A certificate of completion will be provided to those that attend all sessions, complete the assignments and a project, and pass ongoing assessment of the program.

Machine Learning Bootcamp for Students

14th July to 25th July - weekdays 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

 

This bootcamp is for you if:

  • you are a student of a secondary school or of an accredited higher education institute in the UAE

  • you are fascinated how Artificial Intelligence and related technologies have been making inroads in our lives

  • you have a keen interest in technology and have programmed in Python or another programming language.

 

Machine Learning Bootcamp for Professionals

28th July to 8th August - weekdays 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

 

This bootcamp is for you if:

  • you are a citizen or a resident of UAE and are looking to move your career forward in the modern technologies

  • you are fascinated how Artificial Intelligence and related technologies have been making inroads in our lives.

  • you have a keen interest in technology and have programmed in Python or another programming language.

 

The Instructor

These bootcamps will be taught by Dr. Rashed Iqbal, who works as Chief Technology Officer at the Investment and Development Office, an investment fund of Ras al Khaimah Government.  Earlier, he worked for Teledyne Technologies, Inc., Western Digital Corporation, Synopsys, Inc., and others in the U.S. in technology and management roles for 20 years mostly in California.  He also started and completed multiple entrepreneurial ventures.  His latest venture was  Narrative Economics in the domain of Text and Emotion Analytics.

Dr. Iqbal also taught graduate courses in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science at UCLA.  He also taught at UC Irvine, and at UCLA Extension.  His areas of interest include Text Analytics, Natural Language Understanding, and Lean and Agile Development.  He holds a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Sheffield, UK.  

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Contact Us

If you have a question about any aspect of our bootcamps, send us a message and we will get back to you soon.