Sometime last year in October, I decided to learn more about big data, machine learning and predictive analytics. I gave Coursera a try and enrolled in the 10 weeks Machine Learning class by Prof Andrew Ng. from Stanford University [1-4]. Prof Ng. is one of the world renowned experts in the field of machine learning, the director of the Stanford AI Lab, a truly amazing teacher and one of the co-founder of Coursera.
For those who do not know Coursera: Coursera is an educational technology company which is offering free massive open online courses. It has cooperations with universities all around the globe and offers courses in computer science, engineering, physics, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics and business.