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🔬  Hidden Markov Models and Conditional Random Fields April 7, 2020

A comparison of Hidden Markov Models and Conditional Random Fields, two kinds of probabilistic graphical models.

🧐  Recap from MIT Covid-19 Challenge April 5, 2020

Recap and potential future directions from the MIT Covid-19 Challenge.

📘  Notes on a Decadent Society March 22, 2020

Summary and thoughts about The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success by Ross Douthat.

🔨  Coding the Viterbi Algorithm in Numpy March 15, 2020

A demo of how to code the Viterbi algorithm in Numpy.

🧐  How Not to Productively Work From Home March 1, 2020

Some of my thoughts about effectively controlling the elephant mind.

😜  Roaming through Japan May 8, 2017

Exploring the Land of the Rising Sun for 19 days by train, through Tokyo, Nikko, Sendai, Sapporo, Kyoto, Osaka and Nagoya.

😜  How I Spent Spring Break in Cuba March 4, 2017

A field guide to traveling to Cuba, written by naive college students for naive college students, mostly as exposition.

🔨  Using Gensim Word2Vec Embeddings in Keras August 2, 2016

A short post and script regarding using Gensim Word2Vec embeddings in Keras, with example code.

🔬  The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Restricted Boltzmann Machines July 18, 2016

Building on the Recurrent RBM for sequence modeling. This post relates to what I am doing for my Master's thesis.

😜  Touring the United States and Canada May 11, 2016

Narration from my trip through Nashville, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, and Washington DC.

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