By Akshay Shah, Harry Chalfin, and Connor Uzzo

Cassava is an important crop in many African households due to its resilience against harsh climates. It is susceptible to several viral diseases however, and diagnosing these diseases requires assistance from government trained agriculture experts. If a deep learning model could be deployed capable of recognizing these diseases based on digital images, farmers could decide on treatment for their cassava plants without waiting and paying for one of these experts. Using the Kaggle Cassava Leaf Disease Classification dataset and Python’s Tensorflow package, we are building such a pipeline. So far the highest…

In 1973, financial mathematicians Fischer Black and Myron Scholes published an academic paper titled “The Pricing of Options and Corporate Liabilities”, which contained what would end up becoming one of the most pivotal equations in all of mathematical finance, the Black-Scholes model[1]. The model is a stochastic-partial differential equation used to assign a value to a European style option, a type of asset that allows the holder to buy or sell a stock at its current price regardless of its future behavior. …

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