CSMC Presents "Python Night"

November 26th, 2013

Python logo Peter F. and Dan B. will be hosting Python Night on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7pm. Come an learn new tricks for programming in Python including:
  • list comprehensions
  • higher-order functions (+ map, filter, reduce)
  • sets and other useful data structures
  • with statements/context managers
  • decorators
  • the power of the python syntax
Now with Pizza!  RSVP via the form sent out by CSMC.  See you there!

Automated Identification of Text Message Author

November 12th, 2013

Matt Kretchmar, Denison University

Matt Kretchmar

On Thursday, November 14 there will be a talk by Dr. Matt Kretchmar of Denison University entitled Automated Identification of Text Message Authors: Was that really you who sent that text message? Reception with light refreshments at 4:00pm in King 225, talk to follow at 4:30pm in King 239 Abstract: This talk is about the application of machine learning techniques to the problem of classifying authors of text messages. We use kernel-based support vector machines to build an automated classifier that uses statistical idiosyncrasies to distinguish one sender from others. The talk is aimed at general undergraduate students in both mathematics and computer science.