Some colleagues and I take the course Matrix Theory this semester. I will learn a lot, but it will take some hard work. Though I’m still not sure I can trust the book yet, it calls me a liar….
Few books that I read give me the feeling that they are written for me, but the book Mathematics for Machine Learning does. The book’s authors start from the basics and present advanced mathematical concepts in an understandable way. If you ever want to get “under the hood” of machine learning, I suggest you start here.
During the spring, I took a course in Cloud computing. The idea is to use cloud computing with BCI systems to make them faster and mobile. The overall concept of a cloud is that the service should more or less always be available. Availability means, among other things, that the service needs to scale accordingContinue reading “Cloud Course”
During the last two weeks, I have taken an introductory course in Teaching in Higher Education, and it has been so inspiring! The course has taught me a new way of viewing teaching and, most importantly, given me tools to reflect upon and analyze my teaching strategies. I have already put my new knowledge into practiceContinue reading “Teaching in Higher Education”
This week has, without a doubt, been one of my most productive weeks in a long time! I started the week with a lot of research, and the days just flew by. I plan to submit my work to a poster session in the BCI society later this year. I’m currently studying a setup for calibratingContinue reading “What a Week!”
Lately, I have been working intensively on a project in the course WASP – Autonomous systems 2. The project’s purpose was to learn about conversational systems and create one using the Furhat system. Our group decided to create a movie recommender system called Mr. Rotten. I got the role of dialogue designer. Others were responsible for creatingContinue reading “Enough is Enough!”
Last week I summarized chapter 14 (Deep Computer Vision Using Convolutional Neural Networks) of the book “Hands-on Machine learning” by Aurélien Géron for a course I’m taking. The course is based on the book, and during the course, I have evolved from knowing very little about Machine learning to feeling quite confident about it. I recommend this book ifContinue reading “Chapter Summary”
Being a Ph.D. student is sometimes like riding a rollercoaster of emotions. Some days I love it, but some days I only feel anxiety. Today I have felt both. Performance anxiety The most common negative emotion that I have as a Ph.D. student is performance anxiety. I feel that I don’t know enough, I don’tContinue reading “So many feelings”
This week has been one of those where time is not enough. The week would need to be longer, or a day should be more than 24 hours. I have spent quite a lot of time on the two courses I take, which have deadlines on the same day. The deadlines are still far away,Continue reading “Time”
During the last week, I have talked a lot about ethics in connection to Brain-Computer Interfaces. I can’t deny that it sometimes feels a bit like science fiction when we consider a future where everyone uses BCI systems in their everyday life as seamlessly as we use cellphones today. But it is nevertheless a relevantContinue reading “Ethics”