summer-school-2021

Summer school on modelling & complex systems

Summer school on modelling and complex systems 2021

Application

Acknowledgement: This Summer school is partially funded by Science and research Fund at Sofia University (contract 80-10-14-19.03.2021).

Location: Online in Zoom sessions (Aproved participants would receive hyperlink)

Time: July 04-11, 2021

Target audience: PhD students in their first 18 months and advanced graduates (master students).

Official language: For written materials - Bulgarian or English, for lectures - Bulgarian.

Application: Deadline for application is June 30, 2021 by filling-in this application form: https://forms.gle/r1RAMQjYJqWaWDib9. Only some applications would be approved. The approved will be notified by e-mail and will recieve hyperlink.

Main objectives

Concept: Intensive training in methods (not so much applications) through lectures, workshops and team work on projects.

Certification

Cases: As part of the Summer school the participants would have to solve and present a case, out of several options, which will be given on the first day.

Certification: Certificates issued by Faculty of Economics and Business Administration will be issued to those who successfully pass the Summer school. The requirements are at least 70% active participation in the classes and participation in a team with a presented solution at the end. Participants who cannot take part fulltime can also join classes, but will not receive a certificate.

Technical requirements

Apart from concentrating during the online classes, the aproved participants should make sure to be equipped with a personal computer (not mobile device), webcamera, broadband internet connection, and installed with:

Contacts

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/223483361788013/

Organizer: Faculty of Economics, Sofia University. In partnership with University for National and World Economy and Technical University Sofia. For questions: angel.marchev@yahoo.com

Lecturers:

Archives: Summer School on Research Methods 2020

Cases

The cases for this year’s Summer school are revieled here…

Programme

(subject to change)

2021-07-04 Fundamentals
09:30 - 10:00 Organizational issues
10:00 - 13:00 Opening session: Angel Marchev, Sr. - The scientific method & General Systems Theory: a systematic approach to research video
14:00 - 17:00 Workshop: Boyan Markov - Introduction to Python & Jupyter notebook video, materials
17:00 - 19:30 Workshop: Explaining the cases

2021-07-05 Fundamentals
09:30 - 13:00 Angel Marchev, Sr. - Cybernetics studying complex systems with feedback video
14:00 - 16:00 Workshop: Sergey Vichev - SQL Fundamentals video, materials
16:30 - 17:30 Workshop: Angel Marchev, Jr. - Introduction to R & R Studio video, materials
17:30 - 19:30 Workshop: Teamwork on case assignments

2021-07-06 Fundamentals
09:30 - 13:00 Alexander Efremov, Kaloyan Haralampiev - Data mining: methods & main tasks video, materials
14:00 - 17:00 Workshop: Kaloyan Haralampiev - Introduction to Orange video, materials
17:00 - 19:30 Workshop: Teamwork on case assignments

2021-07-07 Mathematical concepts
09:30 - 10:30 Demir Tonchev - Introduction to probability video, materials
11:00 - 13:00 Kaloyan Haralampiev - Bayesian paradigm video, materials
14:00 - 15:30 Alexander Efremov - Introduction to Numerical Optimization video, materials
16:00 - 17:30 Atanas Atanassov - How to prepare comparative time series video, materials
17:30 - 19:30 Workshop: Teamwork on case assignments

2021-07-08 Artificial intelligence
09:30 - 13:00 Angel Marchev, Sr., Angel Marchev, Jr. - Multi-stage selection procedure and Self-organization video, materials
14:00 - 16:00 Mihail Motzev - Statistical Learning Networks video, materials
16:30 - 17:30 Pavel Nikolov - Evolutionary alghorithm for hyperparameter optimization video, materials
17:30 - 19:30 Workshop: Teamwork on case assignments

2021-07-09 Applications
09:30 - 11:00 Stanimir Kabaivanov - Anomaly detection in time series data video
11:30 - 13:00 Emil Margaritov, Peter Nikolov - Smart Beta Strategies for various asset clаsses part 1 video, materials
14:00 - 15:30 Peter Nikolov - Smart Beta Strategies for various asset clаsses part 2 video
16:00 - 17:30 Todor Bilarev - Optimization applications in portfolio and asset management video
17:30 - 19:30 Workshop: Teamwork on case assignments

2021-07-10 Applications
09:30 - 11:30 Workshop: Alexander Efremov - Determination of model structure video, materials
12:00 - 13:00 Yassen Kiprov - Google cloud user friendly ML resources video, materials
14:00 - 16:00 Workshop: Demir Tonchev - Object oriented data pre-processing with sklearn video, materials
16:30 - 17:30 Metodi Nikolov - Speeding up Python with Rust video, materials
17:30 - 19:30 Workshop: Teamwork on case assignments

2021-07-11 Perspectives
09:30 - 10:30 Boryana Bogdanova - Human role in AI video
10:30 - 11:30 Martin Boyanov - Implicit Data: Video Game Recommendations video, materials
12:00 - 13:00 Milen Chechev - ML Lifecycle and productionization video, materials
13:00 - 13:30 Milena Petkova - Entrepreneurs in Science programme by Karoll Knowledge Fundation video
13:30 - 16:00 Conference - presentation of the solutions to the case assignments video
16:00 - 16:30 Closing ceremony