First meeting: Introduction to Statistical Learning (ISL) study group

Event Type
Web Session

Start time: 6.00 pm

End time: 7.00 pm


The Society has formed a study group of interested individuals to work through the material in the Introduction to Statistical Learning textbook and lecture series. This provides an introduction to machine learning from a statistical background and will be of interest to those who are new to the area.

More information is available at, or by email to (who will pass it on) for those who don’t have access to the forum or would prefer not to use it. You are also welcome to ask questions during the zoom meetings.

In our first zoom meeting (this meeting), we will be discussing regression methods with some examples on:

  • Classification
  • Regularised regression (lasso).

You can get some background material in advance from:

Further meetings will be on:

  • May 26
  • June 23
  • July 21

Further details will be supplied closer to the time.

If you are not registered for this study group, but would like to join, please 'Make a reservation' below.

NB: As a security measure, there is a two-step registration process before you receive the link to join any webinar or meeting.  The first step is to register your interest in attending a webinar or meeting by making a reservation for an event via the Society’s website.  You will receive a link to then register via the Zoom platform.  It is after this second registration step that you will receive the link to join the webinar or meeting.