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Predicting the future with Machine Learning

The future is uncertain. Luckily by using some machine learning ‘black magic’ we will look into ways to predict the future. Hopefully in the blog post I can demystify some of the magic. Predicting the future, or to be more specific, Forecasting the future has been one of man’s fascinations for centuries. From ancient Babylon’s forecasters, weathermen [...]

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Fairness in e-commerce, sport and food

The theme of fairness has come up in very different contexts since my reading recently shifted away from being strictly thesis-centered. Of course, life isn’t fair and what is perceived as fair differs from person to person. That said, I have often wondered whether greater fairness is a hallmark of a more sophisticated or merit-driven [...]

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The Science of Penalties

One of my favourite pastimes is watching football (also called soccer in some parts of the world), there are few things more beautiful than seeing a ball kicked 40-50 yards and laying completely still at the feet of the intended recipient after a single deft touch.  The 2011/2012 season came to a close at the [...]

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The more we learn, the less we know

The thirst for knowledge has always been a fundamental driving force for me. Throughout the course of my life I have learned numerous things from numerous fields. However, as my knowledge grew, so did an unshakeable feeling that I in fact know nothing. A large part of my studies has therefore been dedicated to a [...]

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