Machine Learning with Words

One of my current projects is to create a machine learning (ML) process to extract relevant information from emails. Essentially a bit of Named Entity Recognition (NER) leading to more interesting stuff. As part of the testing and development for the NER system I have been using a neural network to tag the words in … [Read more…]

PhD Success

After 3 and a half years the PhD was finally submitted, defended, corrected and resubmitted (the life cycle of any PhD thesis). The best advice I ever heard was ‘do a little bit very day, no matter how small’ and that is exactly what I did.

Learn Data Science in 5 Steps

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Data science is one of the coolest sounding jobs around and probably one of the most sought-after skills in the world of computer science. But not many people know what it is and even some of those people who do know what it is cannot do it. What is even more problematic is that there … [Read more…]

Crashy Planes – Released (iOS/Android)

I love making things that come alive and there is no better example than making a game. You spend time designing, you code, you fix problems that you didn’t expect to face and then when you test you see it – it moves, it fly and excites.

2nd #CodepenHull

I had another chance to get up and talk at the recent Codepen, mainly as we had a cancellation from one of the other speakers. Luckily enough I had been working in a little pet project, so I was able to quickly put something together. I had been working on a little project implementing an … [Read more…]

Statistical Programming in R

Recently I have just finished helping deliver another post-graduate Statistical Programming in R course at the University of Hull. The course is delivered over 3 solid days as part of the Post Graduate Training Programme. I took the Statistical Programming in R course myself back in January 2015, and I loved it. Since then I … [Read more…]

Codepen Meetup Presentation

I was lucky enough to talk at the first #Codepen meetup at C4Di. I did a little talk which gave a little background on data science and presented a website I put together so everyone could estimate the likelihood they would survive the Titanic (or not). You can find it here at http://titanic.nextai.io. Most data … [Read more…]

The game so far

I’ve been working on my game for a long time now, its my semi serious project. As in, when I have time I’m serious about it and when I don’t have time for it, I make time for it. The game has been a great way to continue to develop my programming skills along with … [Read more…]

Independent Research – Convolutional Neural Networks

My project during my MSc in Intelligent Systems and Robotics was based around deep machine learning. Specifically using Deep Reinforcement Learning to develop an AI system which could play Atari 2600 games. Essentially exploring what Google Deepmind had done and published. As part of this I started using frameworks such as Theano to implement these … [Read more…]

3k views on my other blog

My other blog is doing well, last month I hit the 3,000 visitor mark. The blog is mainly¬† way of just writing about code for mahcine learning projects. It covers all sorts of stuff really, including data handling, data transformation and the odd minor projects like the Titanic Project ad some computer vision stuff using … [Read more…]