Predicting Y from X

Machine Learning With Statistical And Causal Methods

In November 2014, Bernhard Scholkopf was awarded the Milner Award by the Royal Society for his contributions to machine learning. In accepting the award, he gave a layman’s presentation of his work on statistical and causal machine learning methods titled “Statistical and causal approaches to machine learning“. It’s an excellent one hour talk and I highly recommend that you watch […]

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ROC Curve Explaination

Assessing and Comparing Classifier Performance with ROC Curves

The most commonly reported measure of classifier performance is accuracy: the percent of correct classifications obtained. This metric has the advantage of being easy to understand and makes comparison of the performance of different classifiers trivial, but it ignores many of the factors which should be taken into account when honestly assessing the performance of […]

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