Classes without Quizzes

Grab a front-row seat as esteemed NPU faculty explore today's most pressing issues, unveil cutting-edge research and remind us how good it feels to learn something new. Shake off the cobwebs and grab a number 2 pencil: class is in session

Cost: FREE

When: Saturday, September 28, 2019
9:30am to 1:00pm PDT

Where: Northwestern Polytechnic University
East Building
105 Fourier Ave, Fremont, CA 94539

Registration: Register HERE today!

 

Featured Sessions

We have great programs throughout the day - You won't want to miss a single minute.

Henry Chang NPU Northwestern Polytechnic University Fremont California CA

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NPU Faculty

Course Description

The course addresses the security risks to Computer Networks and Computer Systems and the fundamental techniques used to reduce these risks. It also provides an introduction to the role of security as an enabling technology for electronic commerce.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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Alex Yang

Alex Yang

NPU Faculty

Course Description

Deep learning networks are developed from shallow neural nets with more hidden layers, so called more depth. These kinds of nets are capable of image insight/analysis, audio AI, and sequence-to-sequence models of text, which constitute the vast majority of data in the world. Deep learning algorithms are very closely associated with industrial IoT, autonomous cars, and AI robots. TensorFlow is an end-to-end open source library to implement deep learning, which is already provided in Google colab TPU as a free cloud service. In this course, you will be able to learn fundamentals and contemporary usage of the Tensorflow library for deep learning. And the different types of deep architectures, such as Convolutional Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Networks, Autoencoders and Unsupervised Learning are explored by applying Tensorflow functions to tune the weights and biases through forward propagation and backpropagation. Finally, you will build and structure different complexity networks best suited for the capstone projects.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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Henry Chang NPU Northwestern Polytechnic University Fremont California CA

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NPU Faculty

Course Description

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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NPU Faculty

Dr. Swapna Sinha

NPU Faculty

Course Description

Does your team or organization have projects that are over budget or past the deadline? Agile management strategies and techniques are field-proven to work successfully on both large and small projects. In this talk and follow-up question & answer session, you will be introduced to common causes of project failure and ways to prevent it, as well as ways to effectively work with teams, middle management, and senior leadership. We will also introduce the basic principles and core values of Agile's approach to creating successful change and reliably delivering results faster and on budget.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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Dr. Sam is an Agile Coach, CEO of strategisminc.com, Professor, writer, investor, coach mentor, and guide to several C level professionals in the Silicon Valley. He Does a Radio Show every Thursday on AM 1170 from 3-330 PM - "Tech Chai with Dr. Sam". He has written several books, articles, blogs, and is on the Board of several Bay Area companies. He can be contacted at sam@strategisminc.com.

Ahmed Banafa

Ahmed Banafa

NPU Faculty

Course Description

Prof. Banafa will discuss each technology its applications and challenges with real life cases. The interaction among all the four technology will be explored with focus on future trends in each of technology. As all technologies can be summarized in one word IBAC (IoT, Blockchain, AI, Cybersecurity) they can be explained with the following words: IoT: senses, Blockchain: remembers, AI: thinks, and Cybersecurity: protects.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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Vidhyacharan Bhaskar

Dr. Vidhyacharan Bhaskar

NPU Faculty

Course Description

Data science is the hottest field of the century. In this introductory lecture, we will learn about basic concepts in data science, such as data collection, data cleaning, data preparation, data analysis, and basic machine learning models. Some examples will also be discussed.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Nels Vander Zanden

Dr. Nels Vander Zanden

NPU Faculty

Course Description

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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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Michael Leinhos

Michael Leinhos

NPU Faculty

Course Description

Does the thought of public speaking sometimes frighten you? If so, this talk is for you. In 50 minutes, I will cover my favorite 5 essential ways to reduce the fear and help you master the skill of public speaking to improve your life and career. You will get tips on communicating with small and large groups, verbal and non-verbal body language, how to read the audience, ... Stop by and I will show you how it is done.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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Michael Leinhos, Michael has been an educator since 1992, teaching at the College, High School and Middle School levels. Michael holds a Master of Arts in Education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Some of his favorite subjects to teach include; Public Speaking, Writing, Critical Thinking, Business Communications, Sociology and American History.

Mariam Ghazvini

Dr. Mariam Ghazvini

NPU Faculty

Course Description

TBD description

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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Vidhyacharan Bhaskar

Dr. Vidhyacharan Bhaskar

NPU Faculty

Course Description

Python is a widely used general-purpose, high-level programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability, and its syntax allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than would be possible in languages such as C++ or Java.

This lecture will cover an overview of Python programming, discussing about:

  • data types
  • input/output statements
  • arithmetic expression evaluation
  • selection statements
  • iteration statements
  • object oriented programming
  • writing and accessing modules in Python

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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Bhaskar's BIO

Jennie O'Connor

Jennie O'Connor

NPU Faculty

Course Description

English spelling is notoriously inconsistent in that certain written letters and letter combinations can represent a variety of sounds. In turn, the same sound can be represented by different letter combinations. Why is that? History gives us the answer.

For some languages, spelling has been standardized to match pronunciation after the language changed over time. Why hasn’t English done that? Is there any hope for standardization in the future? This presentation will answer these burning questions.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Speaker

Jennie O'Connor, MA English, MEd TESOL, is NPU's ESL Administrator

 

Cost: 

FREE

When: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm PDT
Where: 

East Building
105 Fourier Ave, Fremont, CA 94539