Abstract We show that the stochastic gradient descent algorithm provides an implicit regularization effect in the learning of over-parameterized matrix factorization models and one-hidden-layer neural networks with quadratic activations. The results solve the conjecture of Gunasekar et al. The technique can be applied to analyzing neural networks with quadratic activations with some technical modifications. Abstract Recently, research in unsupervised learning has gravitated towards exploring statistical-computational gaps induced by sparsity.
Afterwards a surprisingly large number of people wrote to me wanting to become faster writers, or questioning whether learning to write faster was possible. I was a bit taken aback by the questions as I assumed there was enough published advice out there already, including on this blog, but maybe I was wrong.
Writing faster is, to a large degree, a practice effect: Significant gains in writing productivity can be gained by a combination of the right kind of practice and the right kind of tools. Take Word processors as just one example.
You must move back and forth over the text to achieve flow and make sure everything is in the right place. If you can move around your documents more easily your writing speed will increase.
Unfortunately the industry default, MS Word, does not, out of the box, perform this task well. Anyone who has been reading this blog for a while will know this is the key reason I am a huge Scrivener fan. Although I prefer to use Scrivener, it is not always possible, or desirable, to use it end to end in a given writing project.
I often find myself collaborating with other MS Word users ie: Luckily translating my text from Scrivener to Word and back again is very easy. Since the productivity boost from Scrivener is in the drafting process, I stay there as long as I can before switching to MS Word.
I overcome some of the problems of MS Word by creating subheadings and assigning styles to them. Then I make a table of contents so these subheadings become clickable links at the start of my document.
Database yourself up Setting yourself up to write is a bit like setting yourself up to cook a stew. If the vegetables are all cut up in advance you can put the thing together much quicker. All writing will rely on some data, analysis and thinking to be done in advance and organised in a useful way.
Papers2 is the place where I store journal articles. I use Evernote for everything else: By having all my reference material in databases I can do searches using keywords. The computer does all the heavy lifting and displays the relevant material in a list, which I can review to see if it meets my needs.
To organise my notes for writing a literature review I often use a matrix, which can be thought of as an adhoc, home made database.
A literature review matrix is simply a fancy grid use Excel or a google spreadsheet where the columns contain notes from the papers you have been reading and the rows are assigned to various themes.
You can use the same basic principle to build a data analysis grid with variables in the rows and observations in the columns. Let go of perfectionist tendencies My top speed is about good, publishable words an hour.
I base this on the length of time it takes me to write a blog post which is clear in my head before I start.Study Hacks Blog Decoding Patterns of Success Lab Notes: My Closed-Loop Research System June 23rd, · 43 comments Lab notes is a regular feature in which I report on my efforts to make my life more remarkable..
The Zurich Initiative. Around this time last summer, I found myself at an espresso bar in Zurich Airport’s newly redesigned Terminal 2.
This is an article template for new submissions to Scientific Reports.. Online and open access, Scientific Reports is a primary research publication from the publishers of Nature, covering all areas of the natural and clinical sciences. This template has been designed in collaboration with Overleaf to make it easier for you and your co-authors to write and submit your papers online.
How to Write a PhD Thesis. How to write a thesis? This guide gives simple and practical advice on the problems of getting started, getting organised, dividing the huge task into less formidable pieces and working on those pieces.
Using R for psychological research A simple guide to an elegant language. This is one page of a series of tutorials for using R in psychological research. Study Hacks Blog Decoding Patterns of Success Experiments with the Textbook Method August 16th, · 21 comments Tailoring the Textbook Method.
I spent this past week experimenting with the textbook method.I began by creating a template — a blank LaTex document — for collecting research notes. When compiled into a pdf, it looks like this. LaTex is a software system for typesetting documents.
Because it is especially good for technical documents and is available for almost any computer system, LaTex has become a .