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Workshop: ‘PredPsych’, a R based toolbox for machine learning in psychology

Workshop: ‘PredPsych’, a R based toolbox for machine learning in psychology

Workshop: ‘PredPsych’, a R based toolbox for machine learning in experimental psychology

Turin – Thursday 24th May, 2018

Recent years have seen an increased interest in machine learning based predictive methods for analysing quantitative behavioural data in experimental psychology.

PredPsych is a user-friendly, R toolbox based on machine learning predictive algorithms (click here to download the toolbox). In this workshop, it will be presented the framework of PredPsych via the analysis of recently published multiple-subject data sets. In addition, examples of possible research questions that can be addressed with the machine learning algorithms implemented in PredPsych will be discussed.

We anticipate that PredPsych will be of use to researchers  not only in the field of psychology, but also in that of clinical neuroscience, enabling computational assessment of putative bio-behavioral markers useful for example, for prognosis and diagnosis.

Target audience

This workshop is meant for researchers interested in learning how to apply Machine learning alghoritms in practice, by means of a user-friendly R-based toolbox. The course material is appropriate for researchers with limited programming experience.

We advise you to bring your own laptop. At the beginning of the workshop, both R, R-studio and PredPsych toolbox will be installed.

Program

Theoretical and practical sessions will be held by:

Atesh Koul (Italian Institute of Technology) – developer of PredPsych and author of PredPsych: A toolbox for predictive machine learning-based approach in experimental psychology research”

Luca Romeo (Università politecnica delle Marche and Italian Institute of Technology) – Expert of machine learning, artificial intelligence, affective computing and motion analysis

Andrea Cavallo (Università degli Studi di Torino and Italian Institute of Technology) – Author of PredPsych: A toolbox for predictive machine learning-based approach in experimental psychology research”

9.30 – 10.00 – General introduction: why machine learning in Psychology?

10.00 – 12.00 – Research question I: Do my experimental conditions have discriminatory information? – Theory and Practice

12.00 – 13.00 – Research question II: Is the discriminatory information significant? – Theory and Practice

14.30 – 16.00 – Which features/variables can best discriminate between my conditions? – Theory and Practice

16.00 – 16.15 – Break

16.15 – 18.00 – Do my experimental conditions contain variability, and can I represent my data in lower dimensions? – Theory and Practice

Costs

The cost is € 80,00 for each participant. Registration closes on May 15th, 2018. Make sure to register here, selecting ‘Workshop: PredPsych’. Note that your registration is completed only after your registration form and payment are received.

Location

The workshop will be held at University of Turin (Italy). More details about the address and the building will be soon available

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