Jeff Heaton

Welcome to Heaton Research, the site that contains my projects, books, and blog. My name is Jeff Heaton, I am a data scientist, indy publisher, and adjunct instructor at Washington University. My interests include machine learning, feature engineering, and real world applications of these topics. I am known for AI books, Kickstarter projects, YouTube Videos and open source projects. I use the programming languages Python, R, Java, and C#. My blog can be found here.

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Artificial Intelligence for Humans

Jeff Heaton's books include:

I am the author of the popular Artificial Intelligence for Humans series of books. The series teaches artificial intelligence concepts in a mathematically gentle manner, which is why I named the series Artificial Intelligence for Humans. As a result, as a result these books always follow the theories with real-world programming examples and pseudocode instead of relying solely on mathematical formulas. You can see online (Javascript) examples of some of the topics covered in these books [here].

Encog Machine Learning Framework

Encog is a Java/C# machine learning framework that I've developed since 2008. Encog supports a variety of advanced algorithms, particularly neural networks and genetic programming. Most Encog training algoritms are multi-threaded and scale well to multicore hardware. A GUI based workbench is also provided to help model and train machine learning algorithms.