PinnedAlireza ModirshanechiinTowards Data ScienceThe Counter-Intuitive Nature of Probabilistic RelationshipsIf y can be estimated as a linear function of x does not imply that x can also be estimated as a linear function of y10 min read·Jul 21, 2023--1--1

Alireza ModirshanechiinTowards Data ScienceWhat can we learn from posterior distributions?A frequentist interpretation of Bayesian posterior10 min read·Oct 10, 2022----

Alireza ModirshanechiinTowards Data ScienceWhat does the h-index tell us that we could not know without it?A theoretical and empirical investigation of the additional information the h-index contains and cannot be found in the total number of…8 min read·Mar 20, 2021--1--1

Alireza ModirshanechiinThe StartupWhat If Everything Was About Reward Prediction Error?A note on how our lives would look like if we could perceive joy only by our errors in predicting rewards.7 min read·Dec 29, 2020----

Alireza ModirshanechiinTowards Data ScienceWhy does the optimal policy exist?A proof of the existence of the optimal policy for finite MDPs8 min read·Jul 18, 2020--4--4

Alireza ModirshanechiinTowards Data ScienceLady tasting tea: A Bayesian approachAn introduction to and a comparison between Bayesian and frequentist methods for hypothesis testing8 min read·Jun 3, 2020--1--1

Alireza ModirshanechiinThe StartupIs correlation distance a metric?In the absence of a distance, “close” and “far” are meaningless. To define these notions over a set of abstract mathematical objects, we…4 min read·May 10, 2020--1--1

Alireza ModirshanechiinTowards Data ScienceA misinterpretation of correlations“X2 and X3 both increase by an increase in X1”; if there is a deterministic relation between these variables, then such a statement…4 min read·May 2, 2020--1--1