Ben McCann

Co-founder at Connectifier.
ex-Googler. CMU alum.

Ben McCann on LinkedIn Ben McCann on AngelList Ben McCann on Twitter

Machine Learning

Installing CUDA 5.0 and Theano on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise


Theano is a very interesting Python library developed mainly for deep learning, which can run calculations on some NVIDIA GPUs by using the CUDA library.  Setting up Theano to use the GPU can be a little tricky and take a bit of work. Install the pre-reqs sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev build-essential libx11-dev libxmu-dev libxi-dev libgl1-mesa-glx Read More

Latent Dirichlet Allocation with Mallet


We recently had a PhD candidate from UCI come in and speak to the AI club at Google Irvine to speak about her research on Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA). LDA is a topic model and groups words into topics where each article is comprised of a mixture of topics. I was interested to play around Read More