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Monash University - University of Queensland training partnership in Data science and AI

We describe the peer network exchange for training that has been recently created via an ARDC funded partnership between Monash University and Universities of Queensland under the umbrella of the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF). As part of a training program in machine learning,...

Keywords: data skills, training partnerships, data science, AI, training material

Monash University - University of Queensland training partnership in Data science and AI https://dresa.org.au/materials/monash-university-university-of-queensland-training-partnership-in-data-science-and-ai We describe the peer network exchange for training that has been recently created via an ARDC funded partnership between Monash University and Universities of Queensland under the umbrella of the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF). As part of a training program in machine learning, visualisation, and computing tools, we have established a series of over 20 workshops over the year where either Monash or QCIF hosts the event for some 20-40 of their researchers and students, while some 5 places are offered to participants from the other institution. In the longer term we aim to share material developed at one institution and have trainers present it at the other. In this talk we will describe the many benefits we have found to this approach including access to a wider range of expertise in several rapidly developing fields, upskilling of trainers, faster identification of emerging training needs, and peer learning for trainers. Kathryn Unsworth (kathryn.unsworth@ardc.edu.au) data skills, training partnerships, data science, AI, training material
Accelerating skills development in Data science and AI at scale

At the Monash Data Science and AI  platform, we believe that upskilling our research community and building a workforce with data science skills are key to accelerating the application of data science in research. To achieve this, we create and leverage new and existing training capabilities...

Keywords: AI, machine learning, eresearch skills, training, train the trainer, volunteer instructors, training partnerships, training material

Accelerating skills development in Data science and AI at scale https://dresa.org.au/materials/accelerating-skills-development-in-data-science-and-ai-at-scale At the Monash Data Science and AI  platform, we believe that upskilling our research community and building a workforce with data science skills are key to accelerating the application of data science in research. To achieve this, we create and leverage new and existing training capabilities within and outside Monash University. In this talk, we will discuss the principles and purpose of establishing collaborative models to accelerate skills development at scale. We will talk about our approach to identifying gaps in the existing skills and training available in data science, key areas of interest as identified by the research community and various sources of training available in the marketplace. We will provide insights into the collaborations we currently have and intend to develop in the future within the university and also nationally. The talk will also cover our approach as outlined below •        Combined survey of gaps in skills and trainings for Data science and AI •        Provide seats to partners •        Share associate instructors/helpers/volunteers •        Develop combined training materials •        Publish a repository of open source trainings •        Train the trainer activities •        Establish a network of volunteers to deliver trainings at their local regions Industry plays a significant role in making some invaluable training available to the research community either through self learning platforms like AWS Machine Learning University or Instructor led courses like NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute. We will discuss how we leverage our partnerships with Industry to bring these trainings to our research community. Finally, we will discuss how we map our training to the ARDC skills roadmap and how the ARDC platforms project “Environments to accelerate Machine Learning based Discovery” has enabled collaboration between Monash University and University of Queensland to develop and deliver training together. Kathryn Unsworth (kathryn.unsworth@ardc.edu.au) AI, machine learning, eresearch skills, training, train the trainer, volunteer instructors, training partnerships, training material