Machine Learning School in Doha, Qatar: Launching the First Edition!

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BigML and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, are excited to announce the first edition of our Machine Learning School in Doha, Qatar! The MLSD18 will take place on November 4-5 at the Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, and it will be the first Machine Learning course that BigML and QCRI are organizing together in the Middle East. This event will be one of the first activities of the new center established by QCRI, the Qatar Center for Artificial Intelligence (QCAI).

No prior Machine Learning knowledge is required to attend the MLSD18 sessions. Attendees from all backgrounds will be welcome at this two-day event, from business leaders, industry practitioners, and developers, to graduate students, as well as advanced undergraduates, seeking a quick, practical, and hands-on introduction to Machine Learning to solve real-world problems. The MLSD18 is an ideal event to learn the basic as well as more advanced Machine Learning concepts and techniques that you will need to master to take your business or project to the next level.

The course will present an introduction to what Machine Learning is, where we are and where we are going. It will also cover the main techniques of classification, regression, time series, clusters, anomaly detection, association discovery, and topic models. You will also be able to put in practice all the concepts learned with interactive exercises and use cases. Additionally, more technical topics will be addressed in detail, such as data transformations, feature engineering, how to work programmatically using the API, bindings, how to automate Machine Learning workflows via WhizzML, and more!


Marriott Marquis City Center Doha HotelAl Areen Hall 4-6, 1st floor: Omar Al Mukhtar Street, Area 61, Al Dafna, Street #850, Doha, Qatar. See map here.


2-day event: on November 4-5, 2018 from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM AST.


Please complete this form to apply. After your application is processed, you will receive an invitation to purchase your ticket. We recommend that you register soon; space is limited and as per our previous editions in other locations, the event may sell out quickly.


You can check out the full agenda and other details of the event here.

Additional Activities

In order to feel the full Machine Learning experience, the BigML Team and QCRI have additional activities set for you:

  • The Genius Corner. We are looking forward to helping you solve your questions regarding your business, projects, or any ideas related to Machine Learning. Feel free to book your 30-minute private session by contacting us at
  • Get to know the lecturers and other attendees during the networking breaks. We expect hundreds of locals as well as Machine Learning practitioners and experts coming from other Middle East countries, Asia, and more!

The BigML Team is very happy to continue growing our Machine Learning Schools, and we are looking forward to celebrating many editions in Doha together with QCRI. Please read this blog post to know more about BigML’s previous Machine Learning schools.

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