April Lunch & Learn – Intro to Machine Learning

April 19, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
North Forge Exchange Office
1st floor
321 McDermot Ave
Alison Lea

Join Haider Al-Saidi as he discusses the topic of Machine Learning, a field of computer science that gives computer systems the ability to “learn” with data, without being explicitly programmed. In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome. This is a great introduction, accessible to all. If you enjoy math, machines, and binary code, this lunch & learn is one you won’t want to miss!



Speaker: Haider Al-Saidi is the Chair of Applied Computer Education at Red River College. Haider is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and serves as Chair of the Business Technology Management Accreditation Counsel.

From 1993 until 2000, Haider led the development team of ICUCOM Corporation in Troy, New York, which was then acquired by Applied Wave Research in El Segundo, California, where he worked until 2002. Haider then joined Assiniboine Community College in 2002, working with a team to develop their Wireless Communication Engineering Technology program.

The same year, he started Tiacomm, an IT startup company. Haider’s current interests are in areas of adaptive systems and machine learning. He started working in this field while at ICUCOM Corporation when he developed algorithms to solve the multipath phenomenon using decision feedback equalization. He also used algorithms that he developed for antenna arrays.


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Light lunch will be served.