Data Piques

Nov 02, 2015

Intro to Recommender Systems: Collaborative Filtering

I've written before about how much I enjoyed Andrew Ng's Coursera Machine Learning course. However, I also mentioned that I thought the course to be lacking a bit in the area of recommender systems. After learning basic models for regression and classification, recommmender systems likely complete the triumvirate of machine learning pillars for data science.

Oct 06, 2015

Yet Another PhD to Data Science Post (Part III)

This is the final part in my series on going from PhD to Data Science (parts I and II). As previously mentioned, while I was demoing my Insight project at companies, I also spent a good bit of time studying for interviews. The technical areas of study for interviews can …

Sep 29, 2015

Sep 23, 2015

Yet Another PhD to Data Science Post (Part I)

The internet is awash with posts by former PhD students who have succesfully transitioned into data scientist roles in industry (see here, here, here, and tangentially here). I loved reading these posts while studying for job interviews because I felt like the more I saw examples of sucessful transitions, the …

Nov 25, 2014

Oct 06, 2014

Sep 09, 2014

Aug 31, 2014

Aug 22, 2014

Setting up a website and separate blog repository hosted on GitHub

As the title of the blog suggests, I would like to use this space to write about anything "data"-related that piques my interest. Likely, this will consist of personal and academic projects.

As the title of this post suggests, I would like to explain how I created this blog …

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