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Thank you for signing up for the MLT Math Reading Sessions – more than 1,000 people from all over the world will be part of this. The reason why I’m organizing these sessions is to be disciplined about reading and completing this book, “Mathematics For Machine Learning” by Marc Peter Deisenroth, A Aldo Faisal, and Cheng Soon Ong. To be published by Cambridge University Press. The book covers

  • Mathematical foundations
  • Example machine learning algorithms that use the mathematical foundations

in two parts. We’re holding bi-weekly 2-hour online sessions (zoom), 1.5 hours reading, 30 min discussion and wrap up. (please note that there is no lecture, presentation or instructor – it’s もくもく会, a very Japanese thing that translates to sth like a silent study group). So far we found that you can jump back and forth between the chapters for a deeper understanding, but you can also read the book chapter wise. That means that you can join us for sessions at any point (there’s no pressure to have to catch up). Also, we welcome people with diverse backgrounds and experience levels.

The 2 most important things: All sessions are announced on Meetup and discussions happen in the MLT Slack channel #ml_math – so please make sure to join us there.

Here is the schedule for the remaining sessions:

Monday, February 17: Session #6 (APAC)
Sunday, February 23: Session #6 (PST, EST, CET, IST)

Monday, March 2: Session #7 (APAC)
Sunday, March 8: Session #7 (PST, EST, CET, IST)

Monday, March 16: 
Session #8 (APAC)
Sunday, March 22: Session #8 (PST, EST, CET, IST)

Monday, March 30: Session #9 (APAC)
Sunday, April 5: Session #9 (PST, EST, CET, IST)

Monday, April 13: Session #10 (APAC)
Sunday, April 19: Session #10 (PST, EST, CET, IST)

Monday, April 27: Session #11 (APAC)
Sunday, May 3: Final Session #11 (PST, EST, CET, IST)


The time slots are as follows:

  • 7:00 PM – APAC
  • 10:00 AM – PST
  • 1:00 PM – EST
  • 7:00 PM – CET
  • 7:00 PM – IST


Our Sunday sessions in India are largely compatible with other Asian cities, e.g. 10:30 pm (Tokyo), 9:30 pm (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur), 8:30 pm (Hanoi, Bangkok).

If you have any questions feel free to drop a message on Slack. 


Suzana @suzatweet


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