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New book: The Elements of Statistical Learning 2nd Edition

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This is an email message sent to all KEBI members. It might be also of interest to the readers here, so I decide to post it as well.


Hi all,

the 2nd edition of the classic machine learning text book “The Elements of Statistical Learning” by Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, and Jerome Friedmanis is on the market. There are four brand new chapters and quite a number of changes have been made in the existing chapters. See the list below.

On top of that, the 2nd edition of this book is officially FREE (I hope this email will not be classified as spam due to this word)! It can be downloaded at:  http://www-stat.stanford.edu/~hastie/Papers/ESLII.pdf

Best
Weiwei

Chapter What’s new
1. Introduction
2. Overview of Supervised Learning
3. Linear Methods for Regression LAR algorithm and generalizations of the lasso
4. Linear Methods for Classification Lasso path for logistic regression
5. Basis Expansions and Regularization Additional illustrations of RKHS
6. Kernel Smoothing Methods
7. Model Assessment and Selection Strengths and pitfalls of cross-validation
8. Model Inference and Averaging
9. Additive Models, Trees, and Related Methods
10. Boosting and Additive Trees New example from ecology; some material split off to Chapter 16.
11. Neural Networks Bayesian neural nets and the NIPS 2003 challenge
12. Support Vector Machines and Flexible Discriminants Path algorithm for SVM classifier
13. Prototype Methods and Nearest-Neighbors
14. Unsupervised Learning Spectral clustering, kernel PCA, sparse PCA, non-negative matrix factorization archetypal analysis, nonlinear dimension reduction, Google page rank algorithm, a direct approach to ICA
15. Random Forests New
16. Ensemble Learning New
17. Undirected Graphical Models New
18. High-Dimensional Problems New
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29/10/2009 at 18:28

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The online video streams of my talks

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23/10/2009 at 13:04

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又到苏黎世

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  收到4th Annual Google Test Automation Conference (GTAC2009)的邀请又一次前来苏黎世。我应该不是Deutsche Bank的最佳员工,隔三差五的就为和银行无关的事情往外头跑。不过回头我大约会把此行的见闻总结出来做一个报告,算是补偿吧。银行的主管也对我将在Google Zurich的经历很感兴趣,貌似很乐见我今天的早退。

  我发现自从我在银行兼职之后,由于天天都要赶早班车(好吧,我承认,一周赶三次),于是练就了一身上车就睡,一睡就着的技术。所以一路上,穿德国先睡ICE,跨瑞士再睡TGV,下午五点到了苏黎世一点也不累。就在我从火车站步行前往宾馆的路上,发生了一件积攒人品的事情。当时我迷了路,不过其实快要到宾馆了,一个衣衫还算整洁的大叔上来跟我搭话,叽里呱啦说了一大通。他是布拉格人,跑到意大利掉了行李,现在想要回国,困在半路没了盘缠,想要找我帮忙。我自然问他怎么不去找警察,他说警察叫他找使馆,使馆在伯尔尼,警察又不肯给他钱,他在苏黎世这边求人求了一整天根本没人理。他说他饿了一天了,实在是走投无路。我自然对他的话有些怀疑,信不过直接给钱给他。不过他说得诚挚;我又想,要是我在这里掉了行李,情形大约也不会好过他的。于是便带他跑去超市买了些食品。他选面包的时候似乎比我还要挑三拣四,不像是穷苦人家的。时候不早了,我实在不能继续奉陪——要是磨到天黑,我肯定是找不到宾馆了。

  在宾馆安顿下来之后,晚上继续发生暴寒事件。房间的无线不好,很多人都是跑到宾馆的大厅上网。一个年纪不小的女士在大厅的公用PC上不停的查阅网站,时而动笔记录着什么。原来,她跑到苏黎世没找到宾馆,无处落脚。我所在的宾馆早已客满,周围的宾馆不是客满就是没人接听电话。她大约实在找不到地方,就开始在大厅里找人问可不可以有偿让她留宿一晚。还真是什么事情都有。我今天人品大约已经积攒够了,再加上我只住个小小的单人间,于是乎做了把沉默君子。

  好不容易来趟苏黎世,却老是碰上雷人事件。记得上次来苏黎世,都是好几年前的事情了。我很喜欢瑞士的田园风光;城市里面却和德国大同小异。苏黎世和法兰很相像,只是什么东西都要贵些。


过去游瑞士的一些照片

PS:今天晚上收到Google Wave的邀请。大约是GTAC的前奏吧。无比期待。如果你也在Wave上,我的帐号是roywwcheng·googlewave.com

Written by Weiwei

20/10/2009 at 22:36

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几千年了,中国人的样子还是没有怎么变…

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唐代美女都那个样子么?

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17/10/2009 at 14:35

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果然还是中国的游戏玩家比较投入些

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Millward Brown、Neo@Ogilvy做的一项调查:亚洲及大洋洲电玩玩家的游戏时间比较。结果可以说是不出所料吧。
只是我有些好奇为什么没有电子游戏大国日本和职业电玩大国韩国的数据。

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17/10/2009 at 14:11

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What am I talking about… on Twitter?

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13/10/2009 at 23:14

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Cfp: IPMU-2010

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C A L L  F O R  P A P E R S

I P M U – 2 0 1 0

13th International Conference on Information Processing and
Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems

http://www.ipmu2010.org

Conference Center Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany
June 28 – July 2, 2010

The IPMU conference is organized every two years with the focus of bringing together scientists working on methods for the management of uncertainty and aggregation of information in intelligent systems. It provides a medium for the exchange of ideas between theoreticians and practitioners in these and related areas.


TOPICS AND SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE

Theory, Methods and Tools: Uncertainty, Bayesian and Probabilistic Methods, Information Theory, Measures of Information and Uncertainty, Evidence and Possibility Theory, Utility Theory, Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic, Rough Sets, Aggregation Methods, Knowledge Representation, Approximate Reasoning, Non-classical Logics, Default Reasoning, Belief Revision, Argumentation, Ontologies, Uncertainty in Cognition, Graphical Models, Knowledge Acquisition, Machine Learning, Evolutionary Computation, Neural Networks, Data Analysis.
Application fields: Intelligent Systems and Information Processing, Decision Support, Database and Information Systems, Information Retrieval and Fusion, Image Processing, Multi-Media, Agents, Pattern Recognition, Medicine and Bioinformatics, Finance, Software Engineering, Industrial Engineering.


ORGANZATION

General Chair:
Eyke Hüllermeier (Marburg University, Germany)

Vice Chairs:
Rudolf Kruse (Magdeburg University, Germany),
Frank Hoffmann (Dortmund Technical University, Germany),
Frank Klawonn (University of Applied Sciences, Braunschweig/Wolfenbuettel),
Thomas Runkler (Siemens AG, Munich)

Executive Directors:
Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier (CNRS, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris)
Ronald R. Yager (Iona College, New Rochelle, USA)


PAPER SUBMISSION

The deadline for paper submission is January 17, 2010. Formatting instructions and files are available through the conference website. All submissions will be peer-reviewed on the basis of originality and scientific quality, and authors will be notified about acceptance or rejection by March 7, 2010. The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag (LNAI/CCIS series).

Written by Weiwei

07/10/2009 at 20:38

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