Monthly Archives: June 2013

Coincidence

Everyone loves the story of a good coincidence – whether it’s discovering your own long-lost copy of a favourite childhood book in a vintage flea market in Paris, or of travelling halfway round the world to find yourself bumping into … Continue reading

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The law of small numbers

Another interesting discussion from Daniel Kahneman’s “Thinking, Fast and Slow” book concerns the so-called ‘law of small numbers’.  I like this real life example, as it’s a great demonstration of why confidence intervals are so important in statistics. Kahneman cites … Continue reading

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Industry vs. Academia

The question of industry vs. academia is on the mind of most PhD students and postdocs, especially at the point your current contract is about to end.  So I was interested to read the Guardian’s live chat yesterday about the pros … Continue reading

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Deep Learning

Technical machine learning terms don’t normally make it out of research papers or academic courses, but the phrases ‘deep learning’ and ‘neural networks’ are starting to crop up more and more in popular press articles. Deep learning appears on MIT … Continue reading

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Loss aversion and risk-taking

I would describe myself as fairly risk-averse, and I’m not really keen on making gambles where I have a good chance of losing.  Recently though I read Daniel Kahneman’s book “Thinking, Fast and Slow“, about the way we think and … Continue reading

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Why am I a woman in technology?

As a child I was always good at maths and physics, and my enduring memory of Barbie dolls is taking them apart to find out how the joints worked.  So, looking back, my choice to study Engineering seems like it … Continue reading

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