White Noise is Pretty Weird

I recently went off on a tangent trying to figure out how white noise works, and I found that there is a lot of strangeness to it that may not be apparent at a first glance. The content in this post is primarily from: This stackexchange answer This stackexchange answer... [Read More]
Tags: White Noise, Probability, Random Variables, Stochastic Process

What are you modeling?

In this post, we will explore how Discriminative/Generative and Frequentist/Bayesian algorithms make different decisions about what variables to model probabilistically. There are a preponderance of ways to characterize Machine Learning algorithms. This is a direct consequence of the rich history, broad applicability and interdisciplinary nature of the field. One of... [Read More]
Tags: Machine Learning, Probability, Discriminative, Generative, Frequentist, Bayesian

Compositional Structures in Machine Learning

As researchers apply Machine Learning to increasingly complex tasks, there is mounting interest in strategies for combining multiple simple models into more powerful algorithms. In this post we will explore some of these techniques. We will use a little bit of language from Category Theory, but not much. In the... [Read More]
Tags: Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Category Theory, Composition

Some Thoughts on ICLR 2019

I recently attended ICLR 2019 in New Orleans, and I was lucky to have the opportunity to show off our paper on a novel attention module and image understanding dataset. I really enjoyed the entire conference, and I thought I’d share brief overviews of two of my favorite presentations from... [Read More]
Tags: ICLR, Machine Learning, ML, Neural Network, Conference

My solutions to Bartosz Milewski's "Category Theory for Programmers"

I recently worked through Bartosz Milewski’s excellent free book “Category Theory for Programmers.” The book is available online here and here. I had an awesome time reading the book and learning about Category Theory so I figured I’d post my solutions to the book problems online to make it easier... [Read More]
Tags: Category Theory, Functional Programming, Mathematics, Solutions