“The Mythical Man Month” is still a good read

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Re-read Fred Brooks “The Mythical Man Month” over vacation. ¬†Book remains insightful about computer science and project management. Continue reading “The Mythical Man Month” is still a good read

Kernel Methods and Support Vector Machines de-Mystified

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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. Continue reading Kernel Methods and Support Vector Machines de-Mystified