Python 201 - Machine Learning for Finance: Classification
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Python 201 - Machine Learning for Finance: Classification

When: Friday, June 15th
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: CFASF Classroom
235 Montgomery St. Suite 643
San Francisco, California  94104
United States
Contact: Tracy Canning

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Python 201 - Advanced Machine Learning for Finance

1-Day Course @ CFA Society San Francisco

Friday, June 15, 2018

This hands-on data science course is a sequel to Cognitir’s Introduction to Data Science for Finance workshop and caters to a business and finance professionals audience. Advanced Classification will provide an overview of modern machine learning algorithms that analysts, portfolio managers, traders and chief investment officers should understand and in a context that goes beyond a broader level introductory class in data science. Classification methods are touched upon in the introduction course but the Advanced Classification workshop focuses exclusively on this highly demanded and rapidly adopted segment of data science and machine learning.

This course will explore advanced classification methods including neural networks and decision trees which are among the most effective data science techniques. This workshop also provides an introduction to deep learning, a technique which has significantly increased the performance of machine learning algorithms over the last years and is heavily used in the financial services industry. Deep learning utilizes algorithms and methods that perform in a similar manner to the human brain. According to Gartner, 80% of data scientists will be competent in deep learning and deep learning will be utilized in a much larger role in different forms of predictive analytics across all functional areas of business including finance and capital markets.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be comfortable applying the Python programming language to build common classification algorithms and evaluate & interpret their accuracy in the context of the financial world.

More information on this course is available HERE


Who is This For?

This course is relevant for individuals working with or needing to understand machine-learning algorithms, specifically classification methods.

Cognitir’s Introduction to Data Science for Finance course or the equivalent is required. If you have not been able to take this course with us yet, please contact Cognitir at:

(908) 505-5991



$499.00 Member

$599.00 Non-Member

$100 off registration if you register by June 1st.

This event qualifies for 8 hours of continuing education credit for CFA Charterholders.

Cancellation Policy: Please contact with at least 5 days notice to receive a full refund.