Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Back to school!
Couldn't let September end without learning something new, so I enrolled in a Coursera course that I had postponed for a while -- Probabilistic Graphical Models, with Daphne Koller.
Even though this was already running, albeit in a previous incarnation, by the time I was attending Andrew Ng's Machine Learning course, I had put it off because of the limited spare time I have for such courses. This was not a bad decision, since I was able to focus more on the ML course, and now my background is more solid for PGM.
I've only seen a couple of the videos, but I like Prof. Koller's way of explaining things. The "Distributions" introductory video in particular struck me as an extremely clear way of describing joint distributions and operations on them.