Five College DataFest

The Five College Consortium is hosting the DataFest contest in two weeks,  starting Friday 03/28 and finishing Sunday 03/30. Here’s the text from the official website. DataFest is a nationally-coordinated undergraduate competition in which teams of up to 5 students work over a weekend to extract insight from a rich and complex data set. Last year’s data (this year’s will not be revealed until the event begins) … Continue reading Five College DataFest

Finding the minimum : Step 1, apply heat. Step 2, wait for the function to cool off. Step 3, enjoy.

Hi everyone! Today I will show you a cool method to find the minimum (or maximum) of a function , where A could be a subset of the reals or of the complex numbers. So, let’s say that you want to find the minimum of This function has a complex landscape. and of course it’s easy to see the where the global minimum is and … Continue reading Finding the minimum : Step 1, apply heat. Step 2, wait for the function to cool off. Step 3, enjoy.

Developing ideas in Matlab : You are doing it right!

Hi all! I have collected a bunch of things that I want to write about. The graduate courses I am taking are full of interesting stuff, some of which I haven’t seen before and I will start commenting on them the following days. Today I want to say “thank you” to Mathworks for providing us with a tool on which we can develop ideas in … Continue reading Developing ideas in Matlab : You are doing it right!