Brian Zhang's blog

Statistics and other topics

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Nov 9, 2017 · 8 min read
Polynomial Regression Introduction: side courses As a PhD student in the UK system, I was expecting a lot less coursework, with my first year diving straight into research. However, there are still a lot of gaps in my knowledge, so I hope to always be on the lookout for learning opportunities, including side classes. At the moment, I’m hoping to follow along with these three courses and do some assignments from time to time:
Nov 4, 2017 · 2 min read
Blogging Aims Hi there, and thanks for stopping by! In this post, I briefly introduce my current ideas for this blog and say a bit about myself. As of September, I’ve been a first-year PhD student at Oxford’s Statistics department. I received my bachelor’s in Physics from Harvard in 2015, and after working for two years am excited to be back in an academic setting. Part of this transition means more freedom and a lot more self-structured learning time.