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EDWARD HU, Robotics and Machine Learning PhD Student

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College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I just graduated from USC with a BS/MS in Computer Science. I conduct research on machine learning and robotics. I will be attending UPenn as a PhD student in Fall 2020.

Past Classes

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M435: Building a Neural Network in Excel in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
Neural networks have seen an explosion of interest and usage in the past 5 years. They touch everything, from Netflix recommendations, self driving cars, to TikTok video effects. Courses teaching NNs typically assume the student knows linear algebra, multivariate calculus, and probability. This course aims to distill the intuition and core machinery of NNs by requiring the student to build a NN in a spreadsheet. Access to Google Sheets is needed. No coding knowledge required. Calculus knowledge (taking derivatives) will be helpful for some exercises, but not mandatory.