On 24 Mar 2018, at 17:20, Charles Blake <cb...@st-andrews.ac.uk> wrote:Thanks for the response Michal,Yes, this did cross my mind - and I wouldn't be expecting to outperform those frameworks in the timeframe available! I assumed that the reason that this project was suggested was perhaps:a) there is some intrinsic value in implementing these algorithms natively in haskell (hence why the 'ad' library was developed in the first place), so that those who want to use parallel automatic differentiation / the machine learning algorithms built on top of it can do so without leaving the haskell ecosystem,and b) because the challenges involved in implementing parallel ad in a purely functional language are a little different to those involved in doing so in OO/imperative languages - so it might be interesting from that angle as well?So perhaps my aim would no be to do something unique, but rather to do something that has already done well in other languages, but has not yet been provided as a haskell library. Does this sound like a reasonable approach or do I need to find a slightly more unique angle?Thanks,Charlie
Mentor: Fritz Henglein, Gabriele Keller, Trevor McDonell, Edward Kmett, Sacha Sokoloski
Thanks so much for the feedback - I really appreciate the attention you guys have given me. My draft proposal can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bJqoqVsW5pvXJmdkfn3EXY1QKEiTXxQkl2BmREAtBsQ/edit?usp=sharing
If you have the chance to look at it and are interested, any feedback would be valuable!
In terms of mentors for the project, I'm not entirely familiar with the process involved. I've contacted the mentors originally listed for the project with a copy of my draft proposal, but of course I appreciate your input as well and if there is the option of others joining to mentor the project then that sounds fantastic.
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