Scope for this meetup - Ch2 Section[masked] of the book "MACHINE
LEARNING: A Probabilistic Perspective" by Kevin Murphy
[http://amzn.com/dp/0262018020/])Sample Problems we'd like to work on,
please put your name next to the problem if you have a solution or if
you're in working on them, whether individually or in a group -
Thanks for everyone who turned up for the last meetup!
We're now planning to make this a bi-weekly event. For the next
meetup, we will discuss Ch2 Section[masked]
We welcome you to join us, even if you're interested in specific
sections of the book. The more people, the more discussions!
If you're interested but can't make it to this event, please get in
touch with US on the BOSTON Data Science Slack
Info about the book
This book was recommended to me by my professor at grad school, and it
attempts to provide a detailed explanation of the different types of
Machine Learning models and algorithms, with a prime focus on Bayesian
approach to learning. It doesn’t assume a prior background in
statistics, though knowledge of calculus and linear algebra is
This book (and the book club) is mainly intended for people who’ve
been in the field for a while, they’ve been using the various
Machine Learning models and would love to understand how stuff works
under the hood. This knowledge may allow enable to better use or tweak
these models to increase performance.
For instance, it can provide answers to questions like -
a) Why is the logistic regression loss called “cross-entropy”
function ? Why does it have that equation ?
b) Why is correlation so important ?
Does a 0 correlation mean the variables are independent ? (The answer
RSVP now and come join US! Also, sign up to the BOSTON Data Science
Slack platform to stay up to date with the book club's schedule and