ESA had organized Statistical Machine learning software training for members. The 2nd Virtual Lecture organized by the Ethiopian Statistical Association during March 06 – 08, 2024 by Prof. George, Oslo University, Department of Biostatistics, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Norway. The training was three hours per day total 9 hours. This short course focuses on prediction with high-dimensional input data. What we predict may for example whether or not a therapy given to a patient is successful (binary or categorical outcomes), bone mineral density (continuous outcomes) or survival after cancer surgery (time-to-event outcomes). The prediction is based on high-dimensional input data, for example, thousands of genes in addition to other demographic and clinical variables. There are many methods which can be used to predict outcomes from data in a p>n setting. The method focus was on penalized methods (lasso, ridge and elastic net), boosting, random forests and other ensemble methods. 

About 79 members and other stakeholders were invited for free (ESS – 6) were participated and successfully accomplished. The registration fee for ESA members was ETB 300.