Coursera is Expanding – New Courses Starting Today

Since recently announcing $16M in funding, Coursera has been making quite a bit of noise. Last fall, Stanford University decided to freely offer a couple computer science classes online. The response was huge, and that led to the creation of Coursera. The courses are no longer limited to computer science, and Stanford is no longer … Continue reading Coursera is Expanding – New Courses Starting Today

Colleges with Data Science Degrees

Colleges and Universities are slowly starting to notice the demand for employees with data science skills. Most of the programs are not named data science, but they all focus on producing data people. Below are a couple of the programs I have noticed so far. As of September 2014, a new list with sorting and … Continue reading Colleges with Data Science Degrees

Stanford Machine Learning Class – What is covered

A few days ago, I mentioned that the Stanford Machine Learning class will be starting soon.  I thought I should quickly mention some of the topics covered.  The list also serves as a great outline for machine learning. Supervised Learning In supervised learning, one has a set of data with features and labels. Linear Regression … Continue reading Stanford Machine Learning Class – What is covered

Don’t Miss – Stanford Machine Learning

In a matter of days, Stanford will begin the second round of the free online machine learning course. I enrolled in the course last fall, and it exceded all expectations. Professor Andrew Ng is great. The prerequisites are minimal, so don't worry if your math is a little rusty. Also, the videos are short (around … Continue reading Don’t Miss – Stanford Machine Learning