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2013 in review December 31, 2013

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 570 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 10 trips to carry that many people.

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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) June 7, 2013

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MOOC, according to this page:

Academia is buzzing about MOOCs. What sounds like genteel name-calling is actually a powerful new medium with potential to transform the education system. Indeed, MOOCs and mooks are simply unfortunate homophones but the former is certainly ruffling feathers because their aim is to make higher education more affordable (free, in fact). These Massive Open Online Courses picked up speed and weight like a freight train, with more than five million learners in locations spanning the whole globe. Academic heavyweights like Harvard, Stanford and MIT back the courses, giving the world of online learning a much-needed boost of credibility.

In fact, two main players in online platforms, Coursera and Udacity, were founded by Stanford professors. As tuition rates continue to skyrocket, outpacing inflation like a Greyhound racing a Chihuahua, professors have banded together in hopes of making a world where anyone can access the elusive realm of an Ivy League education. The hurdles remain: Passing rates hover in the single-digits and completing a course has yet to be recognized for college credit. However, the appeal of MOOCs for both professors and students is so powerful it just might change higher education for good.

Thanks “Allison Morris” for introducing the topic to me πŸ™‚

Coursera July 25, 2012

Posted by Narges Habibi in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning.
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It is great! ThroughΒ Coursera, you can choose among a vast variety of high quality courses in different fields, you can learn and evaluate yourself and you can repeat easily what you have missed.

I just finished the “Machine Learning” . It was excellent. Although I had the course in master, and that was very good as well, but I refreshed greatly, learned concepts in more depth and learned very useful design and implementation notes.

Thanks to everybody who contributed to the preparation of the course, specially to the Prof. Ng for his outstanding teaching!

Now just waiting for the certificate πŸ™‚

 

2011 in review January 1, 2012

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 28 trips to carry that many people.

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Academia.edu March 10, 2011

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It is a web site to follow others’ academic works. Try it!

PS: This is mine. Look at the followers! πŸ˜›

Starting Again! February 28, 2011

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After a long time, about 1.5 year, I returned to my blog. The motivation is starting the PhD in Jan. 2011 in UTM (University Technology Malaysia). I am by research and I am thinking of Bioinformatics again. Living and studying here for me has some advantages and disadvantages, but in average it is OK.

I hope to write here more regularly.

My M.Sc. Thesis April 29, 2009

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Finally I defended my master thesis on 29 April 2009 successfully. The viva session was great and the referees appreciated the amount of time and effort spending on the thesis. The title is “Contact Map Prediction Using Committee Machine Approach”, with score “19.75” πŸ˜›

The moments after defense are great and unbelievable. I can’t describe the feel of freedom now! I want to rest forever!

Thanks to God, my family, my friends and my professors. Thanks πŸ™‚

How Web 2 Are You? January 13, 2009

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Take this quiz, interesting. My score was awful!

Social Web Usage Ladder November 6, 2008

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web usage ladder

web usage ladder


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PS: Well, I’m almost on the top step! πŸ˜€

Flower Web 2.0 October 18, 2008

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