I have worked as a math professor, programmer, consultant, manager, and statistician. I enjoy combining these skills and experiences to solve problems and see the solutions carried out.
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Seth Juarez quipped in an interview that when people say they’ve got something “down to a science,” they probably don’t mean what they’re saying. Science is making guesses and testing to see whether they’re right. Related post: Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy
At some point in the past, computer time was more valuable than human time. The balance changed long ago. While everyone agrees that human time is more costly than computer time, it’s hard to appreciate just how much more costly. You can rent time on a virtual machine for around $0.05 per CPU-hour. You could […]
I will be giving a talk “Bayesian statistics as a way to integrate intuition and data” at KeenCon, September 11, 2014 in San Francisco.
I’ve seen exhortations to think like Leonardo da Vinci or Albert Einstein, but these leave me cold. I can’t imagine thinking like either of these men. But here are a few famous people I could imagine emulating when trying to solve a problem What would Donald Knuth do? Do a depth-first search on all technologies […]
Last year I worked with Hitachi Data Systems to evaluate the trade-offs of replication and erasure coding as ways to increase data storage reliability while minimizing costs. This lead to a white paper that has just been published: Compare Cost and Performance of Replication and Erasure Coding Hitachi Review Vol. 63 (July 2014) John D. […]
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