Ryan L Buchanan
Ogden, Utah, USA


Machine Learning

"The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim."
Edsger W. Dijkstra

My Machine Learning Projects

Noteworthy Machine Learning Algorithms

  Machine Learning   ⇒   software able to detect patterns, make decisions, predict outcomes, learn from mistakes & optimize own performance without being explicitly programmed to do so

Supervised Learning

  ↳ "learning a function that maps to an output based on the example of input-output pairs"

Unsupervised Learning

  ↳ "looks for previously undetected patterns in a data set with no pre-existing labels and with a minimum of human supervision"

Reinforcement Learning

  ↳ "how software agents ought to take actions in an environment in order to maximize the notion of cumulative reward"

My Neural Networks Projects

Lovely Deep Learning

Artificial Neural Networks

  ↳ A computing system that consist of a number of simple but highly interconnected elements or nodes, called ‘neurons’, which are organized in layers which process information using dynamic state responses to external inputs, an extremely useful algorithm for finding patterns too complex to be manually extracted

Convolutional Neural Networks

  ↳ A class of deep neural networks, most commonly applied to analyzing visual imagery. CNNs are regularized versions of multilayer perceptrons. Multilayer perceptrons usually mean fully connected networks, that is, each neuron in one layer is connected to all neurons in the next layer.

Natural Language Processing

  ↳ Starts with raw text in whatever format available, processes it, extracts relevant features and builds models to accomplish various NLP tasks

About Ryan L Buchanan

I am re-skilling as a Data Analyst & Machine Learning Engineer.  I am currently enrolled in a Masters in Data Analytics.  I am also acquiring certifications as an ML Engineer & Algorithmic Trader from Udacity.   I have an MBA & an MS in Instructional Design.

I have a multi-displinary background including military intelligence, psychology, linguistics, economics, virtual reality & educational technology.  I have worked abroad for ten years with military, universities & vocational schools.   I have working knowledge of Arabic, Chinese & French.  I am very mobile, able to relocate quickly, adapt easily to diverse working conditions & have a current passport.

I have a passion for mathematics, statistics & artificial intelligence.  I am enthusiastic, highly self-motivated & enjoy presenting informative data to decision makers.  I am eager to work with dynamic teams to create high quality products & services.