First project as a Data Science Consultant: tasks, tools, meetings

Consulting can be a frustrating business to enter into as a newcomer. Because every time you ask a consultant a question about their typical work, they tend to answer with “It depends.” Because a lot of our day-to-day depends on the specific data science consulting project but also on the client. So after recently completing…… Continue reading First project as a Data Science Consultant: tasks, tools, meetings

What is validation data used for? – Machine Learning Basics

You have probably heard of the train-test-split in the context of machine learning, which is fairly intuitive. Show some examples to your model, let it learn and then test it on other examples. But there is one more data split that is used and that is the train-validation-test split or sometimes achieved by using cross-validation.…… Continue reading What is validation data used for? – Machine Learning Basics

“An average new channel that did not blow up” – My first month on Youtube (August 2021)

After thinking about doing it for years, I published my first Youtube video on August 1st. Since I’m the queen of overthinking, I researched a ton about what to expect in my first month and how long it would take me to get 1,000 subscribers and everything else you could research instead of actually jumping…… Continue reading “An average new channel that did not blow up” – My first month on Youtube (August 2021)

Epochs, Iterations and Batch Size – Deep Learning Basics Explained

At the start of every Deep Learning problem, we have a data set and a largely untrained model. Now there are multiple open questions about how and how often we present this data to the model and I will address some of them in this post. You can also watch a video version of this…… Continue reading Epochs, Iterations and Batch Size – Deep Learning Basics Explained

5 excellent free Resources for Deep Learning Beginners

A bit over a year ago I got the offer to write a Master’s thesis about Deep Learning, but the problem was that I had almost no prior knowledge about it. So it was not that long ago that I myself was scrambling for resources to learn more about Neural Networks and how to actually…… Continue reading 5 excellent free Resources for Deep Learning Beginners

50 Fun Facts about me that might surprise you

1 – When I’m sick or worried, I learn vocabulary from a language I know nothing about. It’s exciting because it’s all new and it allows me to distract myself from whatever is going on. 2 – I love hammocks and bought one to use in my garden in the first year after I moved…… Continue reading 50 Fun Facts about me that might surprise you

Reading brand new Computer Science research papers for free

Have you ever wondered what researchers are currently working on in computer science or AI? It’s actually very easy to find out and best of all: most of the research papers are available for free! arXiv.org First of all I want to talk about https://arxiv.org/. arXiv is the platform where most computer science and math…… Continue reading Reading brand new Computer Science research papers for free