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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide you the latest detailed content on news relating to Machine Learning. Our news content is organized into three areas of importance: industry, research, and careers.


March 10th | Issue 7

  1. Microsoft AI Challenge

UTMIST is collaborating with Microsoft to conduct the Microsoft Discover AI challenges in April 2021. Participants can work in teams of 2 or individually on the mini-challenges provided. The aim of the event will be to equip students with the field of Artificial Intelligence.

  1. Use Neural Networks in Behavioral Science

Machine learning addresses a key tension in the literature of behavioral science: “We make decisions based on our unique circumstances and context, and yet we also desire solutions that can help people make better decisions on a massive scale.”


February 2nd | Issue 6

Latest article published by Cindy Zhang (Technical Writer): CNN based on SMILES Representation of Compounds for Detecting Chemical Motif

What this newsletter covers:

  1. Industry: Tesla Autopilot and Full Self Driving (FSD).
  2. Research: Preview of Cindy’s article, “CNN Based On SMILES Representation of Compounds for Detecting Chemical Motif”
  3. Careers: Technical Interview Resources.

January 11th | Issue 5

Latest article published by Komal Saini (Technical Writer): Implications of AI in combating COVID-19

What this newsletter covers:

  1. Industry: Demand Forecasting in the Ride-Sharing Industry, Didi.
  2. Research: Preview of Komal’s article, Implications of AI in combating COVID-19
  3. Careers: Upcoming important dates and informational sessions.

November 17th | Issue 4

Latest article published by Justin Tran (Technical Writer): AlphaZero: The AI from Google which mastered chess in 4 hours

What this newsletter covers:

  1. Industry: How businesses can de-risk using Predictive Business Process Monitoring.
  2. Research: Teaching with commentaries; Explainability of Neural Net Classifications; Content Rephrasing in Dialog Systems
  3. Careers: Upcoming important dates and informational sessions.

October 8th | Issue 3

What this newsletter covers:

  1. Industry: Machine Learning in Finance - Traditional v. ML models in Risk Forecasting
  2. Research: Gender Prediction Using Twitter Data, Spot The Bot: A Robust and Efficient Framework for the Evaluation of Conversational Dialogue Systems
  3. Careers: Current job openings and informational sessions.

September 23rd | Issue 2

At our AGM, the keynote speaker Sheldon Huang shared his inspirations and insights on the path of research in Machine Learning, and we’re happy to provide you with a recording! You can also learn more about our events and projects, and how to get involved.

What this newsletter covers:

  1. Industry: The Impact of AI in Heavy Industries (e.g. Oil and Gas).
  2. Research: Cooperative Reinforcement Learning, Probing Aspect Robustness in Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis, and a Clustering Perspective.
  3. Careers: Technical interview practice and other resources.

September 7th | Issue 1

As we transition to the upcoming academic year we are looking forward to involving you with our numerous events lined up ranging from biweekly MIST101 workshops on AI for beginners to lectures by distinguished professors and graduate students.

What this newsletter covers:

  1. Industry Focus: Brief introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM) and news on AI applications to SCM.
  2. Research Focus: Summaries on research in Semi-Supervised Learning (SSL), and drug discovery using “explainable protocols”.
  3. Career Focus: Career tips on finding mentors and networking opportunities.

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