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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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From Denoising to Compressed Sensing

C. A. Metzler, A. Maleki, and R. G. Baraniuk, “From Denoising to Compressed Sensing,” July 2014.  arXiv version Abstract:  A denoising algorithm seeks to remove perturbations or errors from a signal. The last three decades have seen extensive research devoted … Continue reading

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Adaptive Textbook Project Launched

Rice University-based nonprofit OpenStax, which has already provided free textbooks to hundreds of thousands of college students, today announced a $9 million effort supported by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to develop free, digital textbooks capable of delivering personalized … Continue reading

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Thomson Reuters’ Highly Cited Researcher for 2014

Richard Baraniuk was one of 3,215 researchers in the sciences and social sciences who authored papers that ranked among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication in Thomson Reuters’ academic citation indexing and search … Continue reading

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Free Texbooks at Lower Prices

Rice University-based publisher OpenStax College today announced a distribution partnership with NACSCORP, a subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores (NACS), that will allow the nonprofit publisher to drop prices on all its print textbooks and distribute them to … Continue reading

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Removing ‘Barriers’ to Education through Free College Textbooks

Removing ‘barriers’ to education through free college textbooks By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN April 18, 2014 Link to article

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When in Doubt, SWAP!

D. Vats and R. G. Baraniuk, “Swapping Variables for High-Dimensional Sparse Regression with Correlated Measurements,” NIPS 2013, journal preprint 2014. Abstract: We consider the high-dimensional sparse linear regression problem of accurately estimating a sparse vector using a small number of … Continue reading

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On the PaTh to Greatness

D. Vats and R. G. Baraniuk, “Path Thresholding: Asymptotically Tuning-Free High-Dimensional Sparse Regression,” in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), 2014 Abstract: In this paper, we address the challenging problem of selecting tuning parameters … Continue reading

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Improved STEM Learning with Cognitive Science

A. C. Butler, E. J. Marsh, J. P. Slavinsky, and R. G. Baraniuk, “Integrating Cognitive Science and Technology Improves Learning in a STEM Classroom,” Educational Psychology Review, March 2014. Preprint version of the paper Press release Abstract:  The most effective … Continue reading

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