Posts Tagged ‘teaching’

Calendar adjustments and course demand

September 3, 2018

course stats
https://ivy.yale.edu/course-stats/
via
https://courses.yale.edu/

specifically, for 752:

https://ivy.yale.edu/course-stats/course/courseDetail?termCode=201801&courseNumbers=CB%26B+752%2FCPSC+752%2FMB%26B+452%2FMB%26B+752%2FMB%26B+753%2FMB%26B+754%2FMCDB+452%2FMCDB+752%2FS%26DS+352&subjectCode=CB%26B

UCI-CCBS: Big Data Image Processing & Analysis Workshop Course–UC Irvine (please share)

June 26, 2018

UC Irvine’s Center for Complex Biological Systems is pleased to announce the annual short course in Big Data Image Processing & Analysis (BigDIPA), September 17-21, 2018.

This 1-week workshop course is geared towards graduate students, postdocs, faculty and industry professionals with research interests in navigating, manipulating and extracting information from “Big Data” image sources. The course is designed to cover the complete “vertical integration” of the image data to knowledge pipeline.

The course will provide a mix of strategies for dealing with biological/biomedical big data image sources, using examples of image analyses drawn from advanced cell fluorescence microscopy techniques and neurobiology to highlight fundamental concepts and skills. Processing and analysis techniques will be generalizable and relevant to other model systems and biomedical input data sources.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://bigdipa.ccbs.uci.edu

Comparing Classifiers · Martin Thoma

June 6, 2018

Great talk today @Yale by @MooreJH. He describes flow of calculations in biomed. #DataScience, including feature construction, machine learning & downstream interpretation.

Great slide on ML derived from
https://martin-thoma.com/comparing-classifiers

Points of significance: Machine learning: supervised methods

March 3, 2018

Points of significance – #MachineLearning: supervised methods https://www.Nature.com/articles/nmeth.4551 Nice discussion of the k in k-NN & the slack parm. C, penalizing misclassified points in SVM — both which act somewhat analogously as regularizers. Good for #teaching

evo-devo

December 23, 2017

Great #movie introducing Evo-Devo by @AcapellaScience
https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=ydqReeTV_vk Lots of complex concepts (cis-reg elements to gradients & patterning) summarized in seconds via @hoondy

Naive Bayes Classification explained with Python code

May 15, 2017

Naive #Bayes Classification explained with Python code
http://www.DataScienceCentral.com/profiles/blogs/naive-bayes-classification-explained-with-python-code Nice worked example; good for #teaching HT @KirkDBorne

Learning and earning: Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative | The Economist

April 8, 2017

Lifelong Learning
http://www.Economist.com/news/special-report/21714169-technological-change-demands-stronger-and-more-continuous-connections-between-education Future for colleges? Microcredentails & Nanodegrees inspired by albums unbundled into iTunes songs

interesting view of where short “workshops” fit relative to the traditional course

QT:{{”
Scott DeRue, the dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, says the unbundling of educational content into smaller components reminds him of another industry: music. Songs used to be bundled into albums before being disaggregated by iTunes and streaming services such as Spotify. In Mr DeRue’s analogy, the degree is the album, the course content that is freely available on MOOCs is the free streaming radio service, and a “microcredential” like the nanodegree or the specialisation is paid-for iTunes.

How should universities respond to that kind of disruption? For his answer, Mr DeRue again draws on the lessons of the music industry. Faced with the disruption caused by the internet, it turned to live concerts, which provided a premium experience that cannot be replicated online. The on-campus degree also needs to mark itself out as a premium experience, he says.
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Harvard is putting its photography classes online for free

January 15, 2017

http://www.konbini.com/us/inspiration/harvard-photography-classes-online-for-free/

Sunday Puzzler: Rock the Boat http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2016/06/26/if_you_throw_a_rock_off_a_boat_does_the_water_go_up_or_down.html

August 4, 2016

Puzzler: Rock the Boat
http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2016/06/26/if_you_throw_a_rock_off_a_boat_does_the_water_go_up_or_down.html Good illustration of Archimedes’ principle & using extreme cases for intuition, ie dense rock

Visualization of Statistical Power Analysis

July 28, 2016

Visualization of Power Analysis http://amarder.GITHUB.io/power-analysis/ Useful sliders giving one a feel of the #statistics