Jahnavi Mahanta
• Female
• Gurgaon
• India

# Jahnavi Mahanta's Page

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Hanamant Bongane liked Jahnavi Mahanta's profile
May 23
"I worked on neural networks (a.k.a. "Deep Learning"), pre "McClelland and Rumelhart" (https://www.cs.indiana.edu/~port/teach/641/McClellandRumelhart.IAC.model.1981.pdf), Never knew what was going to happen then & I have…"
May 4
"If I am walking down a mountain and I step into a little pool I stop!  This is called hitting a local minimum. For a small number of degrees of freedom (you have 2 above) then you can "effectively" fill the pool with concrete and…"
May 4
"Very nicely done.  Many years ago, I used the same approach to learn nonparametric statistics using Cohen's textbook. Thanks for presenting this!"
Apr 25
"Thanks John. Myself along with a few of my colleagues are starting this online data science training platform where our intent is to actually simplify most of the ML algorithms (like regression, decision trees, GBM, Neural networks and others)…"
Apr 25
Apr 25
"Great post. Thanks Jahnavi . I also have problems with math notation and  I would like to see the same approach applied to other ML concepts."
Apr 24
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Apr 21
"Hey nice article! And I always like seeing things done in Excel."
Apr 21
Apr 17
Jahnavi Mahanta posted a blog post

### Learn under the hood of Gradient Descent algorithm using excel

When I first started out learning about machine learning algorithms, it turned out to be quite a task to gain an intuition of what the algorithms are doing. Not just because it was difficult to understand all the mathematical theory and notations, but it was also plain boring. When I turned to online tutorials for answers, I could again only see equations or high level explanations without going through the detail in a majority of the cases.It was then that one of my data science colleagues…See More
Apr 17
Jahnavi Mahanta's blog post was featured

### Learn under the hood of Gradient Descent algorithm using excel

When I first started out learning about machine learning algorithms, it turned out to be quite a task to gain an intuition of what the algorithms are doing. Not just because it was difficult to understand all the mathematical theory and notations, but it was also plain boring. When I turned to online tutorials for answers, I could again only see equations or high level explanations without going through the detail in a majority of the cases.It was then that one of my data science colleagues…See More
Apr 17

## Profile Information

Short Bio
Jahnavi is a machine learning and deep learning enthusiast, having led multiple machine learning teams in American Express over the last 13 years. She is the co-founder of Deeplearningtrack, an online instructor led data science training platform — www.deeplearningtrack.com
My Web Site Or LinkedIn Profile
http://www.deeplearningtrack.com
Field of Expertise
Analytics, Data Science
Professional Status
Other
Years of Experience:
13+
Deeplearningtrack
Industry:
Data Science education
Co-founder
Interests:
New venture

## Jahnavi Mahanta's Blog

### Learn under the hood of Gradient Descent algorithm using excel

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 9:30am

When I first started out learning about machine learning algorithms, it turned out to be quite a task to gain an intuition of what the algorithms are doing. Not just because it was difficult to understand all the mathematical theory and notations, but it was also plain boring. When I turned to online tutorials for answers, I could again only see equations or high level explanations without going through the detail in a majority of the cases.…

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