Statisticians come in from the cold

Two weeks ago my paper, Descriptive Statistics of the Genome, was accepted to the Journal of Computational Biology.  I think it was the best part of my thesis, so I'm excited to see it finally being published. Lectures Last week I gave my first talk/lecture at the monthly luncheon of the Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association.  That… Continue reading Statisticians come in from the cold

I’m Suing Civis Analytics

Updates below My PhD is in machine learning. Politics is my hobby. Civis Analytics is a politically-connected machine learning tech-startup.  I was very excited to work there. After an awkward conversation with a friend and colleague, I came to find out I was being paid 20% less than the PhD physicist that I had to train… Continue reading I’m Suing Civis Analytics

Optimizing Fanduel in R

I want to give a little background on my experience with fantasy football first.  If you're just looking for the algorithm just skip down to the section titled The Algorithm. Fantasy Football I like Chicago Bears football.  Even during rough seasons like this one.  I don't really care that much about other football teams.  So when my friends first invited me… Continue reading Optimizing Fanduel in R

Creating interactive 3D graphs for the web

In one of my previous posts I created a 3D visualization of California pollution data.  I promised to explain how I made it, so here goes. You can download the data from the bottom of this page at California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment website.  From there you'd save the first sheet as a… Continue reading Creating interactive 3D graphs for the web