I wrote a memories of Ife piece after completing my bachelors and it would be just as well to write another post about my time at Masdar. Masdar is a great school, has an international student community, extremely nice people, an awesome nearly unbeatable welfare package and a great beautiful environment. I arrived at MASDAR in … Continue reading Memories of Masdar: 2011 – 2013
So I completed the Machine learning course on Coursera recently; it's my umpteenth MOOC Course and I actually do not know how many I have taken or want to take. Despite this, I have only gotten three certificates so far; all my attempts at integrating Coursera courses into my schedule have not been successful. I have … Continue reading MOOC Review : Machine Learning
Yes, I am still continuing with my posts on Grad School, research and all-of-that. The big question for most of us towards the end of school is 'Whats next?', a lot of us want to get jobs immediately afterwards but realize too late that it's much more difficult than we thought. Here are a couple of … Continue reading Job Hunting 101 for Students
Alhamdulilah I completed my thesis about three weeks ago; if you're interested, you can check out my thesis and presentation. Looking back at the two years I spent at MASDAR, I have a couple of thoughts: Alhamdulilah I learnt a lot, met a couple of wonderful people and matured significantly. There were a couple of not-so-pleasant experiences too but I believe … Continue reading Thesis Stories Ep 3: Research is Hard!
So I finally completed the Social Network Analysis course by Lada Adamic today and I learnt quite a few things Alhamdulilah. Some of the MOOCs are really good but there are so many options that I sometimes get overwhelmed. One of the cool things about the course is that students can get exports of their entire … Continue reading Exploring my Facebook Network
So you decide to apply to grad school - maybe you think research is the best thing to do, need more time to make up your mind or see it as the way to reach greener pastures. Oh, maybe your dream is to invent cars that run on water... This post is for you then! There … Continue reading Applying to Grad School
What could be worse than trying to understand ginormous data? Not finding what you're looking for in it! The original plan was to use stackoverflow data as a proxy for my data mining experiments and after battling the databeast into submission (with the aid of 'weapons of mass data analysis' like Python, SQLServer and sqlite3); … Continue reading Thesis Stories Episode 2 : Adventures in Ginormous Data
My thesis takes all my time: I have to review papers, write out my thoughts, build a platform, attend classes as well as poke into Big Data; and my blog has been at the receiving end. This story about big data came to my mind while I was thinking about my planned work on the stackoverflow (SO) … Continue reading Thesis Stories : Wrangling with HUGE data
At last! I finally get to write on my blog. I have been struggling to cope with the never-ending stream of course work, projects and exams. Alhamdulilah I think I have some time for a pretty quick post. I finally turned in the artificial intelligence project, probably the most challenging projects of the semester. First, it had … Continue reading The student life… of projects, assignments, exams and more work!!!