# archive: 2015

## Simple Movie Recommender Using SVD

Given a movie title, we’ll use Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) to recommend other movies based on user ratings. Filtering and recommending based on information given by other users is known as coll

## Site Deployment With Gzipped Assets to AWS S3 Using CircleCI

I’ve been using Heroku and Google App Engine to host most of my web applications. This time, I decided to use Amazon S3 to serve a static website. Amazon S3 setupAfter creating your S3 bucket, click o

## Face Morpher Talk at FOSS Asia

I just presented at FOSS Asia (free open source software) conference.I talked about face morphing and averaging using Python. Slides: http://alyssaq.github.io/face_morpher_slidesCode: http://github.co

## Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) Visualisation

“The SVD is absolutely a high point of linear algebra” (Gilbert Strang, Kai Borre) This mathematical technique has been used across various industries and example applications include recommender syst

## Computing the Axes or Orientation of a Blob

How do we find the major and minor axes of a blob?We look at using 2 popular methods to obtain the same result: Covariance matrix and eigenvectors, eigenvalues (partial PCA). Raw image moments 1. Co

## Understanding Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues Visually

Eigenvectors and eigenvalues are used in many engineering problems and have applications in object recognition, edge detection in diffusion MRI images, moments of inertia in motor calculations, bridge

## Visualising Matrices and Affine Transformations With Python

Here, we visualise matrix linear and affine transformations to set the foundation in understanding more awesome computer vision techniques (still a learning process for me). There is an assumed knowl

## 2015

2014 ReviewTravelled to 10 different countries in Europe with Seb as the rider and myself as the pillion on his motorbike. Fell in love with the Alps. Did 4 trips from Singapore to Malaysia to hunt wa