# Machine Learning Meetup Notes: 2010-04-14

From Noisebridge

-Met up with Mike, David, Tom, Lex

-Tom: would be interested in giving class on interesting topics in stats

-David: interested in stats, R, can give info on R

-Looking to come up with interesting group projects

-Talked about setting up a projects page (will do soon)

-Talked about using Doodle for event scheduling

-Tom mentioned MTG project to figure out what a good pick would be to make on each trial

-Came up with a list of topics to potentially discuss:

- Linear Regression
- Linear Discriminants
- Decision Theory (Bayesian)
- Maximum Likelihood
- Neural Nets/Radial Basis Functions
- Bias/Variance Tradeoff, VC Dimension
- Clustering/PCA
- Graphical Modeling
- Support Vector Machines
- k-Means Clustering
- Reinforcement Learning
- Bagging (Bootstrapping), Jacknifing
- Generative Models: gaussian distribution, multinomial distributions, HMMs, Naive Bayes