ML MATH READING SESSIONS

If you haven’t signed up yet, follow this link. It helps us keep track of time zones that need to be covered. First info email has been sent out. If you didn’t receive the email, please check your spam folder. Here’s its content:

Thank you for signing up for the MLT Math Reading Sessions – almost 700 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’ll hold 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) The sessions will be announced on Meetup and sent to you via email.

Initially we will cover two time zones (Mondays/Sundays – see image), kicking it off on December 2/8. The first 3 sessions (both time zones) will be held by me.

Session 1
  • Monday, December 2
  • Sunday, December 8
Session 2
  • Monday, December 16
  • Sunday, December 22
  • (Christmas/New Year)
Session 3
  • Monday, January 6
  • Sunday, January 12

However, since it’s difficult for me to navigate from Tokyo I was wondering if there are folks out there who might be interested in leading the sessions for different time zones? The most important to cover would be

  • India
  • Americas (most sign ups from US east + west coast)
  • EMEA (GMT/CET)

Please reach out if you’re interested, we can work out the best time frame. I know this might not work out for everyone, but we tried to make it as accessible as possible. Also, I will try to summarize each section/create notes that I will share on Facebook and Slack #ml_math, feel free to join. (FB is not ideal, I know) These will be our communication channels for sharing notes, asking and answering questions, announcing sessions, etc.

Lastly, please don’t be too strict if things don’t go super smoothly. We’re a bunch of nerds in Tokyo and never tried to do remote sessions, so it will be a lot of trial and error. 🙂

If you have any questions feel free to reach out anytime. Will be sending out zoom links soon, see you next week!

Thanks,
Suzana @suzatweet
MLT MATH READING SESSIONS もくもく会 (1)

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