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Empowering Students and Universities in AI and Machine Learning


Bringing the leading machine learning solution to technical, business and social science degree programs

Join us in Democratizing AI across any kind of degree program and shaping the future of higher education by becoming a member of the Academic Program. Program members have access to a wealth of resources including free non-commercial use of software licenses for education and research purposes; data sets and training materials; and collaboration with other members, makers at as well as partners and customers around the world. You can also collaborate with us at any of the H2O AI World conferences; co-host one of our popular meetups; or invite our highly skilled data science experts and Kaggle Grandmasters as a guest lecturer to one of your classes. The possibilities are endless, and the choice is yours!

quotation mark provides impressively scalable implementations of many of the important machine learning tools in a user-friendly environment. Allowing for free academic use sets a generous example for commercial software developers — it is also the way forward in the era of open-source software.”

Trevor J. Hastie John A. Overdeck Professor of Mathematical Sciences Professor of Statistics Professor of Biomedical Data Science Department of Statistics Stanford University USA
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Using in our AI curriculum gives students a better understanding of machine learning techniques in a shorter period of time. Especially the ability to visualize and explain data inputs and explainable model outputs opens up machine learning to non-technical students in business degrees.”

Michael Bliemel Ph.D M.M.S B.Sc Dean Professor of Management Information Systems Faculty of Business and Information Technology University of Ontario Institute of Technology Canada
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I've been using H2O and autoML in my research on advertising effectiveness. Now with the Academic Program, we can use Driverless AI as an introduction to AI, and an illustration of modern enterprise use of AI for analyzing cross-sectional data, time-series data and NLP problems for teaching students: A dream come true!”

Dr John Williams BCom, PGDipCom, MCom, DipGrad (Statistics), PhD Senior Lecturer Otaga Business School, Department of Marketing New Zealand
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For Professors

Enrich your curriculum with hands-on data science labs

Whether you are teaching R and Python to scientists and engineers or want to enrich your non-technical degree programs with a machine learning hands-on lab, we have the right solutions for you: choose between our opensource H2O offering for the more technically included students, or level the playing field with our ground-breaking H2O Driverless AI for automatic machine learning.

Driverless AI enables a fully automatic machine learning workflow from data analysis, to automated predictions, and automatic model explanations. An ideal solution to teach AI/ML without the need for programming!

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For Students

Jump start your data science or business career

Machine learning is becoming the integral fabric in all of science and business. Hence, being well versed in this exciting and growing field is becoming the key requirement in many jobs and a key ingredient for a successful start into your career.

Don’t wait and apply for your personal membership in the Academic Program, the fastest and easiest way to gain this valuable, future proof skill. Even better, with the rapidly growing footprint of solutions across industries, you will open exciting internship opportunities with one of our customers or at Don’t wait and get started now!


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H2O broadly used in Academia today

UCLA: Tools in Data Science (STATS 418)
Masters of Applied Statistics Program.

GWU: Data Mining (Decision Sciences 6279)
Masters of Science in Business Analytics.

University of Cape Town: Analytics Module
Postgraduate Honors Program in Statistical Sciences.

IJCNN/WCCI 2018: Extending MLP ANN hyper-parameters Optimization by using Genetic Algorithm
Fernando Itano, Miguel Angelo de Abreu de Sousa, Emilio Del-Moral-Hernandez (2018)

Cognitive Systems Research 2019: Human actions recognition in video scenes from multiple camera viewpoints
Fernando Itano, Ricardo Pires, Miguel Angelo de Abreu de Sousa, Emilio Del-Moral-Hernandez (2019)

Algorithmic trading using deep neural networks on high frequency data
Andrés Arévalo, Jaime Niño, German Hernandez, Javier Sandoval, Diego León, Arbey Aragón. (2017)

Generic online animal activity recognition on collar tags
Jacob W. Kamminga, Helena C. Bisby, Duc V. Le, Nirvana Meratnia, Paul J. M. Havinga. (2017)

Robust and flexible estimation of data-dependent stochastic mediation effects: a proposed method and example in a randomized trial setting
Kara E. Rudolph, Oleg Sofrygin, Wenjing Zheng, and Mark J. van der Laan. (2017)

Automated versus do-it-yourself methods for causal inference: Lessons learned from a data analysis competition
Vincent Dorie, Jennifer Hill, Uri Shalit, Marc Scott, Dan Cervone. (2017)

Using deep learning to predict the mortality of leukemia patients
Reena Shaw Muthalaly. (2017)

Use of a machine learning framework to predict substance use disorder treatment success
Laura Acion, Diana Kelmansky, Mark van der Laan, Ethan Sahker, DeShauna Jones, Stephan Arnd. (2017)

Ultra-wideband antenna-induced error prediction using deep learning on channel response data
Janis Tiemann, Johannes Pillmann, Christian Wietfeld. (2017)

Inferring passenger types from commuter eigentravel matrices
Erika Fille T. Legara, Christopher P. Monterola. (2017)

Deep neural networks, gradient-boosted trees, random forests: Statistical arbitrage on the S&P 500
Christopher Krauss, Xuan Anh Doa, Nicolas Huckb. (2016)

Identifying IT purchases anomalies in the Brazilian government procurement system using deep learning
Silvio L. Domingos, Rommel N. Carvalho, Ricardo S. Carvalho, Guilherme N. Ramos. (2016)

Coursera: How to Win a Data Science Competition: Learn from Top Kagglers
Advanced Machine Learning Specialization.

Predicting recovery of credit operations on a Brazilian bank
Rogério G. Lopes, Rommel N. Carvalho, Marcelo Ladeira, Ricardo S. Carvalho. (2016)

Deep learning anomaly detection as support fraud investigation in Brazilian exports and anti-money laundering
Ebberth L. Paula, Marcelo Ladeira, Rommel N. Carvalho, Thiago Marzagão. (2016)

Deep learning and association rule mining for predicting drug response in cancer
Konstantinos N. Vougas, Thomas Jackson, Alexander Polyzos, Michael Liontos, Elizabeth O. Johnson, Vassilis Georgoulias, Paul Townsend, Jiri Bartek, Vassilis G. Gorgoulis. (2016)

Adaptive modelling of spatial diversification of soil classification units. Journal of Water and Land Development
Krzysztof Urbański, Stanisław Gruszczyńsk. (2016)

Superchords: decoding EEG signals in the millisecond range
Rogerio Normand, Hugo Alexandre Ferreira. (2015)

Understanding random forests: from theory to practice
Gilles Louppe. (2014)

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We are revamping the Academic Program to provide the full proud suite of the H2O AI Cloud to the program. Once the updated program is in place, we will notify the folks who have reached out to get additional information about the next steps. You will be shown an H2O AI Cloud demo by an H2O team member.