Posts

August 25, 2014

+
12:31 PM | Feedback.
I need pretty constant feedback. And I need it to be good. What drives me most is people telling me I’m doing well. This charges me to continue to meet their expectations. If I get bad reviews, I feel angry and betrayed and insulted. Then I feel lost and bewildered. Then I get bogged down […]
+
10:53 AM | Scaling up Deep Learning - Yoshua Bengio
Following up on yesterday's summary of the panel discussion asking the question: Is Deep Learning the Final Frontier and the End of Signal Processing ? here is yesterday's tutorial on Scaling up Deep Learning by Yoshua BengioHere are some of the recent preprints by Yoshua Bengio and his team. Let us note that the generative adversarial work, at the very least serves; the purpose of answering a question that was asked repeatedly in the panel discussion on the actual […]
+
7:52 AM | SSRN Top Downloads For IRPN: Sociology of Science & Innovation (Topic)
Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Marjan Mohammadjafari, Azam Zavvari, Masoud Shakiba and Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of Malaya (UM) - Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research
+
7:49 AM | SSRN Top Downloads For Management Educator: Courses, Cases & Teaching eJournal
Equality of Google Scholar with Web of Science Citations: Case of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Marjan Mohammadjafari, Azam Zavvari, Masoud Shakiba and Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of Malaya (UM) - Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research
+
6:25 AM | See 3-D Animations from Any Angle
Spheree is the first display capable of projecting uniform, high-res pixels on a spherical surface.

August 24, 2014

+
11:45 PM | Is Deep Learning the Final Frontier and the End of Signal Processing ?
There was a panel discussion at the Technion in June asking the provocative question: "Is Deep Learning the Final Frontier and the End of Signal Processing"The panel was made up of the following smarts: Guillermo Sapiro (Moderator), Raphy Coifman, Nati Srebo, Stephane Mallat, Peyman Milanfar and Amnon Shashua,I have attempted to summarize some of what was said (please let me know if I stated something inaccurate). I have also added my understanding of some of these issues at the […]
+
8:34 PM | Out for a drive...
+
4:20 PM | German veterinary scientists deploy sauerkraut
No summary available for this post.
+
2:54 PM | Battle over a library’s use of an Ig Nobel Prize-winning teenager-repellant
People are displeased that a Welsh town’s library installed an Ig Nobel Prize-winning device designed to repel teenagers. BACKGROUND: The 2006 Ig Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Howard Stapleton of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, for inventing an electromechanical teenager repellant — a device that makes annoying high-pitched noise designed to be audible to teenagers but not to adults; and for later […]
+
2:02 PM | It’s a long story… (from the Archives of Sexual Behavior)
Behold the start (or perhaps the middle) of a twisted tale: “Be Careful that Your Snark Is Not a Boojum,” Kim Wallen, Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 36, no. 3, 2007, pp. 335-336. The author begins: “I write to correct a striking inaccuracy in Puts’(2006) response to my critique (Wallen, 2006) of his review of Lloyd’s […]
+
12:25 PM | Tasty Tech Eye Candy Of The Week (Aug 24)
We love the future and all it has to offer, but we nod to the past for leading us here. This week in Tasty Tech, we look forward and back.
+
5:00 AM | Sunday Morning Insight: Relax, no need to round: integrality of clustering formulations
Awesome ! As we all know clustering is at the heart of Machine Learning and especially in unsupervised learning setting. But given the diverse set of algorithms, it is generally difficult to figure out which one should be applied and when. The authors of the following paper look at different instances or relaxation of the k-means/k-median algorithm and eventually get a sense of their respective strength through a vizualisation of their respective phase transitions. The map makers story […]

August 23, 2014

+
3:41 PM | More wisdom from mcguire
Names have been changed to protect the identities of those who may not wish to admit they know the Great Sage. (06:53:46 PM) Mittens: Have you fixed everything yet?!?!(06:54:00 PM) mcguire: I have fixed some things.(06:54:20 PM) mcguire: Some things cannot be fixed and some things have not been fixed yet. Some things may never get fixed.(06:54:30 PM) mcguire: Other things may be fixed, then broken again.(06:54:35 PM) Mittens: Some things are idiots.(06:55:23 PM) Mittens: Some things are big […]
+
2:17 PM | A pilot study for coffee enema enthusiasts
No summary available for this post.
+
5:00 AM | Saturday Morning Video: Signal and Image Classification - Stephane Mallat
Yoann Fabre sent me the following:Hi, The following may interest you. (I don’t recall having seen it on Nuit Blanche, Google gives me nothing, sorry if I’ve missed it). There seems to be some big progress on understanding why deep learning work as can be seen in this lecture entitled Signal and Image Classification by Stephane Mallat.(Note: Yann Lecun seems to agree) Impossibly cool keynote talk by Stephane Mallat at CVPR about the theory behind convolutional […]

August 22, 2014

+
11:01 PM | Six Degrees of the Alpha Male: breeding networks to understand population structure
This post is part of a continuing series on ways to think more deeply about human biological diversity. In last month's post (One Evolutionary Trajectory, Many Processes), I discussed how dual-process models (such as the DIT model) might be used to include a new dimension to more traditional studies of population genetics. This example did not spend too much time on the specifics of what such a model would look like. Nevertheless, a dual-process model provides a broader view of the evolutionary […]
+
7:24 PM | Floating Sails Generate Clean Energy Beautifully
The Land Art Generator Initiative challenges artists and engineers to create clean energy with style. Continue reading →
+
4:16 PM | This Bike Can't Be Stolen
If someone wants to steal this ride, he or she will have to break the lock, thereby breaking the bike. Continue reading →
+
3:50 PM | iPhone 6 Screen Snafu May Limit Availability
If you’re thinking of picking up a shiny new iPhone 6 on launch day, you may have to reset your expectations.
+
2:55 PM | DNA Sequencing, Information Theory, Advanced Matrix Factorization and all that...
In Improving Pacific Biosciences' Single Molecule Real Time Sequencing Technology through Advanced Matrix Factorization ?, I gave the following description of the matrix factorization:[1] The factorization has the following shape: Y = P X with Y a matrix representing the timed sequence coming out of all the cells, a rank-1 matrix X that is unknown with columns representing the full aligned DNA being sequenced and P represents an unknown (group) sparse matrix (with +1 elements) representing […]
+
1:38 PM | The smell of macaroni [part 3]
No summary available for this post.
+
1:13 PM | Did Congestion Charging Just Go Viral?
What is congestion charging? Congestion charging or pricing is the practice of setting up cordon tolls around the city on a large-scale to charge entrants for entering during peak hours. Ideally,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
+
10:37 AM | DNews: How Do Microwaves Cook Our Food?
Trace breaks down how a microwave keeps our popcorn 'a-poppin' and also delivers the skinny on whether or not standing near one will give us cancer.
+
5:00 AM | Robust width: A characterization of uniformly stable and robust compressed sensing
Dustin just sent me the following:Igor, Jameson Cahill and I just wrote a paper that you might like:http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.4409Keep up the great blog! Cheers,DustinThanks Dustin. Uh, a cheat sheet to follow when you want to figure out if your sensing matrix will do well for compressive sensing, I like that indeed. Here is the paper: Robust width: A characterization of uniformly stable and robust compressed sensing by Jameson Cahill, Dustin G. MixonCompressed […]
+
1:46 AM | Hollywood Science is Getting Better
There was a time when scientists in the movies were consistently made into villains, odd-balls or crazy-haired geeks. Think Frankenstein, Back to the Future, or even Nightmare Before Christmas. I’ve long been fascinated by science fiction and science in Hollywood. If anyone can remember back far enough, I began this very blog with a pitch to Nature Network (now SciLogs.com) to cover science in film. One of my first ever blog posts explored genetic sequencing and genetic profiling […]

August 21, 2014

+
8:35 PM | 'Swarmie' Space Robots Forage Like Ants
NASA is testing robots that will work together to find minerals, metals and more in space.
+
5:59 PM | Google Aims to Archive All Human Knowledge
The fully automated Knowledge Vault project is designed to crunch the world's raw data into a single database. Continue reading →
+
5:35 PM | Foley’s ISIS Killer To Be Tracked by Digital Clues
Technology could play a key role in identifying the executioner.
+
5:08 PM | Teaser for the 24th first annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony
No summary available for this post.
+
5:00 PM | Jihadists Use Social Media to Recruit and Terrorize
In recent years platforms like Twitter have given Islamic militants an unprecedented, unfiltered ability to intimidate their opponents.
5678910
278 Results