How I completed Udacity’s Machine Learning ND in just over one month

Jessica YungCareers, Education, Machine LearningLeave a Comment

How can we learn more effectively in a short amount of time? In this post, I describe how I went about finishing Udacity’s Machine Learning Nanodegree in about a month when it usually takes 6-12 months. I hope this will give you some insight and ideas as to how you might work more effectively to accomplish your own learning goals. Sections in … Read More

Why companies prefer hiring PhDs

Jessica YungCareers, EducationLeave a Comment

Many companies have ‘PhD in e.g. computer science, machine learning, maths or [insert quantitative discipline]’ in their minimum qualifications for data scientists, machine learning scientists or quantitative researchers. Why is this so? Here are a few of their responses: PhDs bring real expertise in their areas. We need expertise in cutting-edge methods and technologies and it’s unlikely that people who haven’t … Read More