Ok folks, I’m back again after a long hiatus. Just when I thought I got the hang of Alexnet & Inception, working with good old 32-bit floating point numbers, the DNN world (of which we all are a part of if we like it or not) decided that 16-bits or even 8-bits were more than… Read More Understanding Binary Neural Networks
I decided to jot down some notes made from some algorithms that I previously worked on. These are mostly high level descriptions providing some intuition on how things work. Exposure Fusion: Is a method of producing a high quality LDR (low dynamic range) image from a series of LDR images taken at different exposures (bracketed exposure)… Read More Random Notes on Different Image Processing Algorithms
This is an attempt to pen down my understanding of Alexnet. If you’re reading this, the hope is that you already know a bit about Convolutional Neural Networks(CNN). Alexnet is a Deep Convolutional Neural Network for image classification that won the ILSVRC-2012 competition and achieved a winning top-5 test error rate of 15.3%, compared to… Read More Understanding Alexnet
When you’re not in a production team shipping software, you’re mostly doing pure R&D or building internal tools or building prototypes. These teams usually don’t have a strict code review process or any specific coding guidelines to adhere to. While this lack of process may sometimes be essential for the team to quickly churn out new… Read More High Level Coding Guidelines
My dear colleague & friend, Sthiti, & I had been wanting to submit an abstract for GHC for a few years now but in vain. Late 2013 we attended a Codechix meetup on Presenting at Conferences, at Stanford University. This was a great meetup, where several accomplished women who were regular conference speakers shared their… Read More Presenting at Grace Hopper 2014
I recently encountered a problem at work that required me to understand Principal Component Analysis (PCA). This required a lot of research on Linear Algebra & Machine Learning. When I finally made sense out of the whole thing, I realized it’s such a beautiful mathematical problem and felt like writing about it. I decided to break… Read More Principal Component Analysis I
I’d been on the lookout for an opportunity to organize a technical workshop for Codechix for quite some time. The timing couldn’t have been better. Rupa (founder of Codechix – codechix.org) was planning events for the quarter and my dear friend Smitha, who is always tinkering with hardware and electronics, was looking to blossom from… Read More Organizing my first Workshop for Codechix
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