How to install Theano on Amazon EC2 GPU instances for deep learning

[update] If you would like to skip the instructions and just install from an AMI, search the community for ami-b141a2f5 (Theano - CUDA 7) in the N. California region. Theano is an amazing Python package for deep learning that can utilize NVIDIA's CUDA toolkit to run on the gpu. The…

Deep Learning 101

Deep learning has become something of a buzzword in recent years with the explosion of 'big data', 'data science', and their derivatives mentioned in the media. Justifiably, deep learning approaches have recently blown other state-of-the-art machine learning methods out of the water for standardized problems such as the MNIST handwritten…

Startup School 2013

This year I was lucky enough to go to Startup School hosted by Y Combinator! Apart from getting to see many of my good friends while staying at Stanford, I met a ton of interesting people, learned some valuable lessons, and finally experienced the startup culture of the Bay Area.…

Hello world.

I’m Markus, a student in the Jerome Fisher program in Management & Technology at Penn studying computer science, entrepreneurship, marketing, and decision processes. I’m currently in my 5th year also finishing a master’s in computer science. I will probably end up writing about many things here – startups,…