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I'm running a free course on bandit algorithms, starting next week. Outline and signup form are in the included link.
The Free Bandit Course — Draft Outline. Published on 16 August 2013. As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm running a free course on bandit algorithms. It is starting next week, and I've been busy working on the course material. I now have a clearer idea of the course outline and how the ...
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I'm gauging interest in a course on streaming algorithms. If you'd like to know more, full details are on my blog, including a link to pre-register. If I get enough people signed up, the course will go ahead. 

 http://noelwelsh.com/streaming-algorithms/2013/03/04/pre-register-for-the-streaming-algorithms-course/ 
I have given a number of talks on streaming algorithms and had requests for more depth on the material. I would like to expand my talks into a course, but in a true data-driven way I first want to gau...
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I'm gauging interest in a course on streaming algorithms. If you'd like to know more, full details are on my blog, including a link to pre-register. If I get enough people signed up, the course will go ahead. 

 http://noelwelsh.com/streaming-algorithms/2013/03/04/pre-register-for-the-streaming-algorithms-course/ 
I have given a number of talks on streaming algorithms and had requests for more depth on the material. I would like to expand my talks into a course, but in a true data-driven way I first want to gau...
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Video of my talk on the application of bandit algorithms to internet marketing -- why you should replace A/B testing, and how bandit algorithms work in theory and practice.

Growth Hacking and the Bandit Problem by Noel Welsh
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My students have spent a year writing a book on programming video games in Racket. It's nearly done and we have a publisher. Follow us on twitter for more info.
Sign up for Twitter to follow RealmOfRacket (@RealmOfRacket).
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I'm running a free course on bandit algorithms, starting next week. Outline and signup form are in the included link.
The Free Bandit Course — Draft Outline. Published on 16 August 2013. As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm running a free course on bandit algorithms. It is starting next week, and I've been busy working on the course material. I now have a clearer idea of the course outline and how the ...
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I'm gauging interest in a course on streaming algorithms. If you'd like to know more, full details are on my blog, including a link to pre-register. If I get enough people signed up, the course will go ahead. 

 http://noelwelsh.com/streaming-algorithms/2013/03/04/pre-register-for-the-streaming-algorithms-course/ 
I have given a number of talks on streaming algorithms and had requests for more depth on the material. I would like to expand my talks into a course, but in a true data-driven way I first want to gau...
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I'm gauging interest in a course on streaming algorithms. If you'd like to know more, full details are on my blog, including a link to pre-register. If I get enough people signed up, the course will go ahead. 

 http://noelwelsh.com/streaming-algorithms/2013/03/04/pre-register-for-the-streaming-algorithms-course/ 
I have given a number of talks on streaming algorithms and had requests for more depth on the material. I would like to expand my talks into a course, but in a true data-driven way I first want to gau...
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A talk I gave recently on bandit algorithms, and why you should care about them if you're doing marketing online (aka "growth hacking"). Aimed at a fairly non-technical audience. No equations!
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Thompson Sampling is a very simple Bayesian algorithm for solving the bandit problem. It is also surprisingly good and very robust. If you're going to read one paper this one on Thompson Sampling is a good choice: 

http://books.nips.cc/papers/files/nips24/NIPS2011_1232.pdf

Performing acronym expansion on ROPE (region of practical equivalence) led to some interesting work I haven't seen before. Thanks!
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New math library is awesome!
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Stanford University Courses, Online and Free: Spring 2012

Computer science courses:
* Computer Science 101 http://www.cs101-class.org/
* Machine Learning (one of the offerings this past fall) http://jan2012.ml-class.org/
* Software as a Service http://www.saas-class.org/
* Human-Computer Interaction http://www.hci-class.org/
* Natural Language Processing http://www.nlp-class.org/
* Game Theory http://www.game-theory-class.org/
* Probabilistic Graphical Models http://www.pgm-class.org/
* Cryptography http://www.crypto-class.org/

Entrepreneurship courses:
* The Lean Launchpad http://www.launchpad-class.org/
* Technology Entrepreneurship http://www.venture-class.org/
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