GSoC 2011 student

Anybody reading my blog should have expected me to blog about the end of my GSoC. Sorry to disappoint, but I simply did not experience anything similar to an ending. On the contrary, I feel like things have barely started. Also, I apologize for one of the few posts here without pretty pictures! ðŸ™‚ For […]

*July 10, 2011*

One of the simplest, and yet most heavily constrained form of matrix factorization, is vector quantization (VQ). Heavily used in image/video compression, the VQ problem is a factorization where (our dictionary) is called the codebook and is designed to cover the cloud of data points effectively, and each line of is a unit vector. This […]

*June 24, 2011*

Closing in on the goal of integrating J. Mairal’s dictionary learning in the scikit, I stitched together a couple of examples. The code is not yet integrated according to our standards, but here is the kind of results you can expect. Here is how a dictionary obtained from 8×8 patches of Lena looks like. Pretty […]

*June 12, 2011*

After a little busy while, I have graduated and entered the summer vacation, which means time for serious GSoC work. So we had a little conference in order to discuss what will be done and when. We gathered quite a few code snippets since the official start of the project, but it’s now time to […]

*May 30, 2011*

I am working on implementing the Orthogonal Matching Pursuit (OMP) algorithm for the scikit. It is an elegant algorithm (that almost writes itself in Numpy!) to compute a greedy approximation to the solution of a sparse coding problem: subject to or (in a different parametrization) subject to The second formulation is interesting in that it […]

*April 15, 2011*

My GSoC proposal is titled “Dictionary learning in scikits.learn” and in the project, I plan to implement methods used in state of the art research and industry applications in signal and image processing. In this post, I want to clarify the terminology used. Usually the terms dictionary learning and sparse coding are used interchangably. Also […]

*March 30, 2011*

This is the blog where I will post updates regarding my work on scikits-learn. I am applying as a GSoC 2011 student with the PSF for work on this machine learning library. I will also post related work that I do in the machine learning field. I hope to prove an enjoyable read for everybody […]

September 5, 20112