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Bayesian model evaluation and comparison

Suppose you have a Bayesian statistical model. How do you know it’s a good one? How do you know it isn’t fundamentally misspecified? …

Intro to clustering

Cluster analysis is a type (perhaps the most common type) of unsupervised machine learning. In cluster analysis, the goal is to assign …

Support vector machines and kernels

In my effort to blog my way through the rest of my PhD and study for comps, I present to you more on support vector machines. …

Support Vector Machines in Hastie et al.

In my effort to blog my way through the rest of my PhD and study for comps, I present to you support vector machines. This is the first …

Blogging my way through the rest of my PhD

I’ve reached a turning point in my PhD studies. Classes are behind me and what lies ahead is largely unstructured. Success or failure …

Comprehensive exam study guide

This post is going to make a boring read. As I explained in my last post, my program’s comprehensive exams are bespoke for the student. …