Research Highlights: Pen and Paper Exercises in Machine Learning

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Title: Pen and Paper Exercises in Machine Learning

This paper consists of a collection of (mostly) pen-and-paper exercises in machine learning. The exercises are on the following topics: linear algebra, optimization, directed graphical models, undirected graphical models, expressive power of graphical models, factor graphs and message passing, inference for hidden Markov models, model-based learning (including ICA and unnormalized models), sampling and Monte-Carlo integration, and variational inference. Highly recommended for data scientists wishing to evolve their understanding of the mathematical foundations of the field.

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