Archive for October, 2011

“The Mythical Man Month” is still a good read

October 23rd, 2011 1 comment

Re-read Fred Brooks “The Mythical Man Month” over vacation. ¬†Book remains insightful about computer science and project management. Read more…

Kernel Methods and Support Vector Machines de-Mystified

October 7th, 2011 2 comments

We give a simple explanation of the interrelated machine learning techniques called kernel methods and support vector machines. We hope to characterize and de-mystify some of the properties of these methods. To do this we work some examples and draw a few analogies. The familiar no matter how wonderful is not perceived as mystical. Read more…