When I first read Dr. Atul Gawande's Being Mortal and wrote a blog article about it, I have never had any experience of death outside actuarial mortality modeling. I didn’t truly understand the meaning of this word “limit,” especially when it comes to the time we have on this earth. In the past half a year, for the first time in my life, I had to deal with the passing of family members and friends. I gained some new perspectives on life I never had before.
In July 2018, I had the great pleasure of joining a 3-month-old data science team at Cigna on a mission to use machine learning to transform underwriting (The Road Less Traveled: My Decision to Explore Data Science). For two and half years, working alongside data scientists and engineers, I built some cool predictive models using billions of data points. It was a rewarding experience! While in the data scientist role, I wrote down 4 aspects of data science that I greatly appreciated.
In surfing and in life in general, it's not about "getting somewhere," it's all about the journey. Fall is almost inevitable, but as long as you are willing to stand back up, the more you fall, the better you become.
Why should we care about data structures in data science? In this short article, I discussed the building blocks of data in Python and summarized the most important things about Python's native data structures, NumPy, and Pandas.
This learning journal aims to summarize the essence of the Stanford Machine Learning coursework in a way that (hopefully) most people new to AI would understand & appreciate. Additionally, I inserted lots of fun comments & graphs to clarify concepts and/or make them more relatable.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." There is a lot to learn on this data science journey, but AI frontrunner, Stanford professor, Andrew Ng's T-shaped learning framework can serve as a guiding light for all who are new to AI.
In 2018 summer, I decided to disrupt my career by leaving my actuarial science comfort zone and take a new role in data science. In the next two years, I will document my data science journey and write learning journals to gather pearls of wisdom in #dataScience, #machineLearning, #AI, and other cool things I learned along the way. I hope my journals will serve as an effective learning & motivation tool for myself and others who are also interested in this career path.
When I first read Dr. Atul Gawande's Being Mortal and wrote a blog article about it, I have never had any experience of death outside actuarial mortality modeling. I didn’t truly understand the meaning of this word “limit,” especially when it comes to the time we have on this earth.
In the past half a year, for the first time in my life, I had to deal with the passing of family members and friends. I gained some new perspectives on life I never had before.
H(appiness) = S(etpoint) + C(onditions) + V(oluntary activities). happiness comes from between. Happiness is not something that you can find, acquire, or achieve directly. You have to get the conditions right and then wait. Some of those conditions are within you, such as coherence among the parts and levels of your personality. Other conditions require relationships to things beyond you: Just as plants need sun, water, and good soil to thrive, people need love, work, and a connection to something larger. It is worth striving to get the right relationships between yourself and others, between yourself and your work, and between yourself and something larger than yourself. If you get these relationships right, a sense of purpose and meaning will emerge
Want to better understand why democracy is good and effective? Learn about autocracy.
Despite a fear-provoking title, this book did a great job shedding some light on the power of rulers in both systems.