The old grad school mailing lists are abuzz with Yahoo! Labs Key Scientific Challenges Program. The site, besides being a call to arms for researchers, describes some major areas of research that Yahoo! is focusing on. Good brain-food.
In this post I cover a few tricks to diagnose problems with a statistical learning algorithm. We discuss tricks for uncovering high bias and high variance. Then we discuss a method that can tell if there are problems with your objective function or the optimization algorithm employed. These are lecture notes from Andrew Ng’s on […]