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ELEC301x – Discrete Time Signals and Systems – Live on edX!

ELEC301x – Discrete Time Signals and Systems (Part 1 – Time Domain) ELEC301x – Discrete Time Signals and Systems (Part 2 – Frequency Domain) Enter the world of signal processing: analyze and extract meaning from the signals around us! About … Continue reading

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If You Like FISTA, You’re Going to Love FASTA!

T. Goldstein, C. Studer, and R. G. Baraniuk, “A Field Guide to Forward-Backward Splitting with a FASTA Implementation,” arXiv preprint, arxiv.org/abs/1411.3406, December 2014 Non-differentiable and constrained optimization play a key role in machine learning, signal and image processing, communications, and … Continue reading

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Mathematical Language Processing

A. Lan, D. Vats, A. Waters, and R. G. Baraniuk, “Mathematical Language Processing: Automatic Grading and Feedback for Open Response Mathematical Questions,” ACM Conference on Learning at Scale, Vancouver, March 2015. Abstract:  While computer and communication technologies have provided effective … Continue reading

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All Your Rankings Are Belong to Us

A. Waters, D. Tinapple, and R. G. Baraniuk, “BayesRank: A Bayesian Approach to Ranked Peer Grading,” ACM Conference on Learning at Scale, Vancouver, March 2015. Abstract: Advances in online and computer supported education afford exciting opportunities to revolutionize the classroom, … Continue reading

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IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award

Richard Baraniuk, the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, has been named recipient of the 2014 IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award for “contributions to the theory and applications of sparsity and compressive … Continue reading

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IEEE James H. Mulligan Jr. Education Medal

Richard Baraniuk, the founder and director of OpenStax College and Rice’s Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named recipient of the 2015 IEEE James H. Mulligan Jr. Education Medal. The medal, presented annually since 1956 … Continue reading

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Who’s Working with Whom?

A. Waters, C. Studer, and R. G. Baraniuk, “Collaboration-Type Identification in Educational Datasets,” Journal of Educational Data Mining, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2014. Abstract:  Identifying collaboration between learners in a course is an important challenge in education for two reasons: … Continue reading

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Gates Foundation Backs Adaptive Textbook Project

Rice University-based nonprofit OpenStax, which has already provided free textbooks to hundreds of thousands of college students, has been chosen by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop personalized courseware for college students as part of the foundation’s $20 … Continue reading

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NIPS Workshop on "Human Propelled Machine Learning"

In typical applications of machine learning (ML), humans typically enter the process at an early stage, in determining an initial representation of the problem and in preparing the data, and at a late stage, in interpreting and making decisions based … Continue reading

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10 More OpenStax College Titles On Their Way

Rice University-based publisher OpenStax College today announced $9.5 million in philanthropic grants from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), Rice alumni John and Ann Doerr, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to add 10 titles to its catalog … Continue reading

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