Geostatistics in the fast lane using R-TensorFlow and GPUs

On 28th May 2019 at 6pm I will be giving a talk at the Annual Joint SSA Canberra and R-Ladies Event in Canberra on the use of GPUs for solving simple problems in geostatistics. I’m going to do it ‘workshop-style’ and hopefully give the attendees some (brief) hands-on experience with TensorFlow. Here are the details:

Date: Tuesday 28 May 

5.20pm Refreshments in Foyer, Ground level, Building 145 (Where is the Hanna Neumann (MSI) building?).

6.00pm Presentation in Room 1.33, Building 145  

In my talk I will briefly discuss spatial modelling and Gaussian process regression, and then describe TensorFlow and RStudio’s API to it. At the end of the talk I will show how one can implement maximum likelihood estimation in a geostatistical context using TensorFlow, and illustrate the speed improvement when using a GPU. The vignette I will be going through can be found here. Attendees are invited to bring their own laptop to run some simple commands I mention in the talk and the code in the vignette.