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Machine learning using R (MLUR02)

20 May 2019 - 24 May 2019

£300.00 - £600.00

Course Overview:

This workshop will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn how to use machine learning to analyze data coming from diverse data domains and scientific disciplines and without necessarily prior knowledge of the scientific discipline where the data are coming from. Attendees will learn how to use R and several R packages including classification and regression trees, ensembles and bagging, random forests, neural networks, and boosting (learning from mistakes). These techniques will be used for data classification, determining goodness-of-fit, predictive modelling (using explanatory variables to predict a variable of interest), and ultimately quantify results, errors, and uncertainty. Attendees will also learn how to produce high quality graphs and figures using R.

Intended Audience

This workshop is ideal for any scientists seeking an introduction to quantitative data analysis using machine learning coming from diverse scientific disciplines such as biology, ecology, medicine, psychology, economics, or education. No prior knowledge of machine learning ir required. However basic prior R knowledge is required (loading data, loading R packages, basic R environment and basic R commands).

Venue – Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation, Wangi Road, Myuna Bay, New South Wales 2264 Australia,Google MapThe nearest train station is Dora Creek railway station, Address: Dora Creek NSW 2264, Australia, it is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the City of Lake Macquarie town of Dora Creek. It is a 5 minute drive from the centre so a short affordable taxi ride.

Availability – 20 places
Duration – 5 days
Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s
Language – English


• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 19th May PM and departure Friday24th PM. Single occupancy rooms may be available, email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com for availability.

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ with the option to add the additional ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com

Cancellation policy: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prstatistics.com Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that PRstatistics must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund for the course will be credited. However PRstatistics cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.

Dr Aristides (Aris) Moustakas

Teaching Format
Course Programme


20 May 2019
24 May 2019
£300.00 - £600.00


Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation
Wangi Road,
Myuna Bay,, New South Wales 2264 Australia
+ Google Map


20 available
MLUR02 'COURSE ONLY'£600.00'COURSE ONLY'’ £600.00 (approx. $1100 AUD) Places 1-20
20 available
MLUR02 ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE'£300.00'ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE'’ £300.00 (approx. $540 AUD) Places 1-20