Blog posts tagged with: Python

My Journey to Data Science, Big Data and AI

by Patrick Lee on 11 Mar 2020 in categories actuarial with tags Azure PowerBI Python AI edX lifelong learning T-SQL USQL

I gave a presentation to the Channel Islands Actuarial Association earlier today, and a similar one earlier this year to the Staple Inn Actuarial Society. I provided copies of the materials I used to those two Societies, but I have had a few requests for a copy from other people: ...

I just completed Microsoft's Reinforcement Learning Explained course

by Patrick Lee on 01 Jul 2019 in categories tech BigData with tags Python AI lifelong learning Jupyter notebooks CNTK

Yesterday I completed what I have found to be the most demanding course so far on the Microsoft Professional Program for Artificial Intelligence , Reinforcement Learning Explained . It took me 66.5 hours (more than twice as long as previous edX courses have taken me) and my final mark was ...

I just completed Microsoft's Computer Vision and Image Analysis course

by Patrick Lee on 08 Jun 2019 in categories tech BigData with tags Python AI lifelong learning Jupyter notebooks CNTK

I recently completed the above Microsoft/edX course (full details of the course are here ) with a final mark of 92%. This was my 8th course on the Microsoft Professional Program for Artificial Intelligence, I plan to do my 9th course ( Reinforcement Learning Explained ) during the rest of ...

Microsoft Professional Program for Big Data: my journey (Oct 2017 - Apr 2019)

by Patrick Lee on 22 May 2019 in categories BigData actuarial with tags PowerBI SQLAzure Microsoft R Server Azure Data Lake Azure Data Factory Python lifelong learning T-SQL USQL NoSQL dashboard

I was very pleased to complete this program (a series of 10 courses) in April 2019, working in my spare time. Overview The 10 courses were: Microsoft Professional Orientation: Big Data (completed Oct 2017) Analyse and Visualize Data (completed on the Data Science program in July 2017) Work with NoSQL ...

A few tips to help maximise your marks on online courses (e.g. edX)

by Patrick Lee on 13 May 2019 in categories tech BigData actuarial with tags Azure PowerBI Python AI edX lifelong learning T-SQL USQL OneNote

I have now taken 24 online edX courses, mainly on #DataScience, #BigData and #AI. The pass mark on these has been 70%, but being a bit of a perfectionist, I have always tried for 100%. (After all, would you really want an airline pilot who got things right 70% of ...

Microsoft Professional Program for Data Science: my journey (May 2017 – April 2018)

by Patrick Lee on 30 Apr 2019 in categories BigData actuarial with tags PowerBI SQLAzure Microsoft R Server AzureMLStudio Python

I wrote this exactly a year ago - since then I have completed the Microsoft Professional Program for Big Data, again working in my spare time. I am delighted to have now completed the Microsoft Professional Program for Data Science. It has been 10 online courses (taking a total of ...