**Great talks**

'You've got to find what you love'
– Steve Jobs

You and your research – Richard
Hamming

**Multimedia research**

TREC Video Retrieval Evaluation

**Machine learning & Statistics**

MatlabArsenal -- a machine learning wrapper by my colleague Rong

MILL – a multi-instance learning package I implemented

Libsvm – SVM package

Fastfit Matlab toolbox – many functions needed for statistics, by Tom Minka

Lighspeed Matlab toolbox – fast re-implementation of basic Matlab functions, also by Tom Minka

Matrix algebra for statistics – useful for folks working on equations, by Tom Minka again

ANN: A Library for Approximate Nearest
Neighbor Searching

Auton Lab Software – a lot of efficient ML algorithms, including K-means, KNN, etc

Bayesian Logistic Regression Software

**Coding **

Peter Norvig’s site – a lot of technical articles from Google Research’s director

Algorithm tutorials at Topcoder

Introduction to STL – I learned STL from this

Practical Guide to STL – another good introduction to STL

SGI reference for STL – clearer reference than MSDN

Blueshoes – great sites on PHP and Jscript components

**Text & NLP tools**

CMU-Cambridge Statistical Language Modeling toolkit

Lemur Project – IR and LM tool

MXPOST – a POS tagger

**Computer Vision &
Math Package**

Introduction
to programming with OpenCV – a fast introduction

**Misc**

StatCounter – tool for website pageload and visitors statistics