Notes on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Neural Networks & Big Data

using information theory for black hole discovery

We recently published a paper in the journal Nature about an "An intermediate-mass black hole in the centre of the globular cluster 47 Tucanae". For the first time, we are effectively combining information obtained from N-body simulations, pulsar observations and use information theory to probe whether there is a black hole in centers of globular clusters.

Click below for our paper: 

Kiziltan Nature

applications to astrophysical problems

  • Come and listen to my talk at the upcoming "Detecting the Unexpected: Discovery in the Era of Astronomically Big Data" conference on "Pushing the Frontiers of Astronomical Discovery with Deep Learning" to be held in Baltimore, STScI, between 27 February-2 March 2017.

applied statistics

  • asymmetric error bars: the asymmetric nature of error bars are often ignored, and the errors are typically approximated with Gaussian models. Take a look at our paper on the "Neutron Star Mass Distribution". We developed a novel approach which is generically applicable for data with asymmetric error bars. For technical detail see the Appendix, subsection on Model Formulation. Don't ignore the value of information that may be 'hidden' in the errors!

data science

tools, articles, and tutorials I find useful

  • scikit-learn: a useful tool for machine learning in python. Particularly powerful for classification, regression, and model selection.
  • Top 8 Free Must-Read Books on Deep Learning
  • aetros: an artificial platform for everyone.
  • inFERENCe: posts on machine learning, statistics. Particularly recommended reading on Deep Learning and infoGANs.
  • an interesting post by the MIT Technology review on the relation of deep learning and the universe based on article by Henry Lin (Harvard) and Max Tegmark (MIT). This might not convince the AI community and some astronomers (!), but has a nice ring to it!
  • Deep Learning Adversarial Examples – Clarifying Misconceptions.
  • interactive tutorial on numerical optimization.
  • online 3D data- tensorflow playgroud.
  • online deep learning - tensorflow playgroud.
  • compare Deep Learning Frameworks, by Nvidia.
  • chainer: a Powerful, Flexible, and Intuitive Framework for Neural Network.
  • PyTorch: Check this out if you are interested in dynamic neural networks with GPU acceleration.
  • Andrej Karpathy's blog on "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Recurrent Neural Networks".
  • great blog on neural networks by cloah.
  • make neural networks intuitive with TensorBoard.
  • TFLearn: a wrapper optimized for Tensorflow that has the modularity of Keras.
  • master machine learning repo.
  • microsoft's machine learning cheat sheet.
  • github repo for deep learning+ cheat sheets.
  • a nice guide to deep learning.
  • another great online tutorial on neural networks
  • marching neural network: visualizing level surfaces of neural networks
  • comprehensive deep learning tutorial as a python notebook on using PyTorch
  • pyro: deep universal probabilistic programming
  • CapsNet and Capsule networks. What are they?
  • good advice on how to build your own Deep Learning box
  • GAN playground - explore generative adversarial nets in your browser
  • The hdbscan Clustering Library: w/ useful and nice comparative visualization
  • For probabilistic neural networks: Edward, TensorFlow Probability, and Pyro.


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