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Tenth Madrid UPM Advanced Statistics and Data Mining Summer School - Early registration deadline

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ASDM Summerschool

May 29, 2015, 5:56:50 AM5/29/15
Dear colleagues,

We would like to remind you that the early registration period for the tenth Madrid UPM Advanced Statistics and Data Mining Summer School finishes on June 7th. The summer school will be held in Boadilla del Monte, near Madrid, from June 29th to July 10th. As in previous years, the school comprises 12 week-long courses, of 15 lecture hours each, which are given during two weeks (i.e., with six courses given each week). Students are free to choose the courses according to their interests, with the only restriction being that courses which are given in parallel are mutualy exclusive.

INOMICS has selected our summer school as one of the world's top ten summer schools in mathematics and statistics. You can read more at

Extended information on course programmes, price, venue, accommodation and transport is available at the school's website:

Please, send this information to your colleagues, students, and whoever you think may find it interesting.

Best regards,

Pedro Larranaga, Concha Bielza, Bojan Mihaljevic and Laura Anton-Sanchez.
-- School coordinators.

*** List of courses and brief description ***

* Week 1 (June 29th - July 3rd, 2015) *

1st session: 9:45-12:45
Course 1: Bayesian Networks (15 h)
Basics of Bayesian networks. Inference in Bayesian networks. Learning Bayesian networks from data. Real applications. Practical demonstration: GeNIe, Weka, Bayesia, R.

Course 2: Time Series(15 h)
Basic concepts in time series. Descriptive methods for time series. Linear models for time series. Extensions. Practical demonstration: R.

2nd session: 13:45-16:45
Course 3: Supervised Pattern Recognition (15 h)
Introduction. Assessing the performance of supervised classification algorithms. Preprocessing. Classification techniques. Combining multiple classifiers. Comparing supervised classification algorithms.

Course 4: Bayesian Inference (15 h)
Introduction: Bayesian basics. Conjugate models. MCMC and other simulation methods. Regression and Hierarchical models. Model selection. Practical demonstration: R and WinBugs.

3rd session: 17:00 - 20:00
Course 5: Neural Networks and Deep Learning (15 h)
Introduction. Training algorithms. Learning and Optimization. MLPs in practice. Deep Networks.

Course 6: Unsupervised Pattern Recognition (15 h)
Introduction to clustering. Data exploration and preparation. Prototype-based clustering. Density-based clustering. Graph-based clustering. Cluster evaluation. Miscellanea. Conclusions and final advise. Practical session: R.

* Week 2 (July 6th - July 10th, 2015) *

1st session: 9:45-12:45
Course 7: Statistical Inference(15 h)
Introduction. Some basic statistical test. Multiple testing. Introduction to bootstrap methods. Introduction to Robust Statistics. Practical demonstration: R.

Course 8: Bayesian Classifiers (15 h)
Discrete predictors. Gaussian Bayesian networks-based classifiers. Other Bayesian classifiers. Bayesian classifiers for: positive and unlabeled data, semi-supervised learning, data streams, temporal data. Practical session: R.

2nd session: 13:45-16:45
Course 9: Text Mining (15 h)
Introduction. Fundamentals. Language Modeling. String Processing. Text Classification. Information Extraction. Practical session: GATE (optionally, python).

Course 10: Feature Subset Selection (15 h)
Introduction. Filter approaches. Embedded methods. Wrapper methods. Advanced topics. Practical session: R and Weka.

3rd session: 17:00-20:00
Course 11: Support Vector Machines and Convex Optimization (15 h)
Introduction. SVM models. SVM learning algorithms. Convex non differentiable optimization.

Course 12: Hidden Markov Models (15 h)
Introduction. Discrete Hidden Markov Models. Basic algorithms for Hidden Markov Models. Semicontinuous Hidden Markov Models. Continuous Hidden Markov Models. Unit selection and clustering. Speaker and Environment Adaptation for HMMs. Other applications of HMMs. Practical session: HTK.

Jun 8, 2015, 6:11:33 PM6/8/15

Postal Lottery: Turn $6 into $60,000 in 90 days, GUARANTEED

I found this in a news group and decided to try it. A little while
back, I was browsing through newsgroups, just like you are now and
came across a message just like this that said you could make
thousands of dollars within weeks with only an initial investment of

So I thought yeah right, this must be a scam!!! But like most of us, I
was curious, so I kept reading. Anyway, it said that you send $1.00 to
each of the 6 names and addresses stated in the message. You then
place your own name and address at the bottom of the list at #6 and
post the message in at least 200 news groups. (There are thousands to
choose from). No catch, that was it.

So after thinking it over, and talking to a few people first. I
thought about trying it. I figured, what have I got to lose except 6
stamps and $6.00, right? So I invested the measly $6.00!!! Guess what?
Within 7 days I started getting money in the mail!!! I was shocked!!!
I figured it would end soon, but the money just kept coming in!!! In
my first week, I had made about $25.00. By the end of the second week,
I had made a total of over $1,000.00!!! In the third week, I had over
$10,000.00 and it is still growing!!! This is now my fourth week and I
have made a total of just over $42,000.00 and it is still coming in
rapidly!!! It's certainly worth $6.00 and 6 stamps!!! I have spent
more than that on the lottery!!!

Let me tell you how this works and most importantly, why it works!!!

Also, make sure you print a copy of this message now. So you can get
the information off of it as you need it. I promise you that if you
follow the directions exactly, that you will start making more money
than you thought possible by doing something so easy!!!

Suggestion: Read this entire message carefully!!! (Print it out or
download it.) Follow the simple directions and watch the money come
in!!! It's easy!!! It's legal!!! Your investment is only $6.00 (plus

IMPORTANT: This is not a rip-off!!! It is not illegal!!! ? It is
almost entirely risk free and it really works!!! If all of the
following instructions are adhered to, you will receive extraordinary

Please note: Follow these directions EXACTLY, and $60,000.00 or more
can be yours in 20 to 90 days!!! This program remains successful
because of the honesty and the integrity of the participants!!! Please
continue its success by carefully adhering to the instructions.

You will now become part of the mail order business. In this business
your product is not solid or tangible, it is a service. You are in the
business of developing mailing lists. Many large corporations are
happy to pay big bucks for quality lists. However, the money made from
a mailing list is secondary to the income which is made from people
like you and me asking to be included on your mailing list!!!

Here are the 4 easy steps to success:-

Step 1:- Get 6 separate pieces of paper and write the following on
each piece of paper.


Now get 6 U.S. dollar bills and place ONE inside each of the 6 pieces
of paper so the bills will not be seen through the envelopes (to
prevent mail theft). Next, place one paper in each of the 6 envelopes
and seal them, you should now have 6 sealed envelopes. Each with a
piece of paper stating the above phrase, your name and address, and a
$1.00 bill.


Like most of us, I was a little skeptical and a little worried about
the legal aspect of it all. So I checked it out with the U.S. Postal
Service and they confirmed that it is indeed legal!!!

Mail the 6 envelopes to the following addresses:-
D. Kumar
Room 2.36 Burkhardt House
Oxford Place, Victoria Park
M14 5RR Manchester

T. Perce
11505 Headley Avenue
Cleveland, Oh 44111

T. Beckers
Rijksweg 46
6267AH Cadier en Keer
The Netherlands

J. Eddolls
144 Pursey Drive
Bradley Stoke
BS32 8DP
United Kingdom

Louis Joseph
1933 Highway 35, #104
Wall, NJ 07719

Jesse Quiroz
2845 Franklin #1001
Mesquite, Texas 75150

Step 2:- Now take the #1 name off the list that you see above, move
the other names up (6 becomes 5, 5 becomes 4, etc.) and add your name
as number 6 on the list.

Step 3:- Change anything you need to, but try to keep this message as
close to what you see as possible. Now, post your amended message to
at least 200 news groups. I think there are close to 24,000 groups!!!
All you need is 200, but remember, the more you post, the more money
you make!!! This is perfectly legal!! If you have any doubts, refer to
Title18 Sec. 1302 & 1341 of the postal lottery laws. Keep a copy of
these steps for yourself and whenever you need money, you can use it

Please remember that this program remains successful because of the
honesty and the integrity of the participants and by their carefully
adhering to the directions!!!

Look at it this way. If you are of integrity, the program will
continue and the money that so many others have received will come
your way!!!

Note: - You may want to retain every name and address sent to you,
either on your computer or hard copy and keep the notes people send
you. This verifies that you are truly providing a service. Also, it
might be a good Idea to wrap the $1 bills in dark paper to reduce the
risk of mail theft.

So, as each post is downloaded and the directions carefully followed,
six members will be reimbursed for their participation as a list
developer with one dollar each. Your name will move up the list
geometrically so that when your name reaches the #1 position, you will
be receiving thousands of dollars in cash!!! What an opportunity for
only $6.00!!! ($1.00 for each of the first six people listed above).

Send it now, add your own name to the list and your in business!!!


Step 1:- You do not need to re-type this entire message to do your own
posting. Simply put your cursor at the beginning of this message and
drag your cursor to the bottom of this message and select copy from
the edit menu. This will copy the entire message into the computer

Step 2:- Open a blank note pad file and place your cursor at the top
of the blank page. From the edit menu select paste. This will paste a
copy of the message into notepad so that you can add your name to the

Step 3:- Save your new notepad file as a txt file. If you want to do
your posting in a different setting, you'll always have this file to
go back to.

Step 4:- Use Netscape or Internet Explorer and try searching for
various news groups (on-line forums, message boards, chat sites,
discussions, etc.)

Step 5:- Visit these message boards and post this message as a new
message by highlighting the text of this message from your notepad and
selecting paste from the edit menu. Fill in the subject, this will be
the header that everybody sees as they scroll through the list of
postings in a particular group. Click the post message button. You've
done your first one! Congratulations!!! All you have to do is jump to
different news groups and post away, after you get the hang of it, it
will take about 30 seconds for each news group!

MAKE!!! (But you have to post a minimum of 200).

That's it!!! You will begin receiving money from around the world
within days!!! You may eventually want to rent a P.O. Box due to the
large amount of mail you will receive. If you wish to stay anonymous,
you can invent a name to use, as long as the postman will deliver it.


Now the why part. Out of 200 postings, say you receive only 5 replies
(a very low example). So then you made $5.00 with your name at #6 on
the letter. Now, each of the 5 persons who sent you $1.00 make the
minimum 200 postings, each with your name at #5 and only 5 persons
respond to each of the original 5, that is another $25.00 for you. Now
those 25 each make 200 MINIMUM posts with your name at #4 and only 5
replies each, you will bring in an additional $125.00!!! Now, those
125 persons turn around and post the minimum 200 with your name at #3
and only receive 5 replies each, you will make an additional
$625.00!!! OK, now here is the fun part, each of those 625 persons
post a minimum 200 messages with your name at #2 and they each only
receive 5 replies, that
just made you $3,125.00!!! Those 3,125 persons will all deliver this
message to 200 news groups. If just 5 more reply you will receive
$15,625.00!!! All with an original investment of only $6.00!!! Amazing
isn't it!!!! When your name is no longer on the list, you just take
the latest posting in the news groups and send out another $6.00 to
the names on the list, putting your name at number 6 again.

You must realize that thousands of people all over the world are
joining the internet and reading these messages every day!!! Just like
you are now!!! So, can you afford $6.00 and see if it really works?
I'm glad I did!!! People have said, "what if the plan is played out
and no one sends you the money?" So what!!! What are the chances of
that happening, when there are tons of new honest users and new honest
people who are joining the internet and news groups everyday and are
willing to give it a try? Estimates are at 20,000 to 50,000 new users,
every day!!!


-- Comments/Feedback (please post your feedback/experiences here) --

Not bad for 1 hr's work....made me around $5320 in roughly 35 days
Anthony M - TX

Hello, I rcvd 269 bucks in the post in 2 weeks.
Dan Miami - FL

I had to wait around 10 days before I had any results - $13,450 as of
3rd Jan 2003 to date (14th Feb 2003).Am gonna re-post it again for
more money!!
Del from Alberta - Canada

Only received around 588 in the post the last 2 months since I
started the program but I'd posted to approx. 100 newsgroups.
James P - Manchester, UK

Cool....didn't expect much out of this "scam" initially but I have pay
my credit card bill
Mustafa - Jordan

For $6,I made $246 in 2 weeks
ROMEO2326 - Little Rock, AR -US of A

Hey, just droppin a line to say that after posting to well over 820
newsgroups on google and my ISP newsgroup server over a period of 4
1/2 months ,Ive raked in $54280 . Mucho dinero baby!!!! Peace
Drew Dallas - TX
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