I’m a Machine Learning researcher turned app developer in Vancouver, Canada. This site is the place to find me if you’re looking, and occasionally a place for me to sound off on work, my life and travels, and my obsession with weird old movies.
- I’m currently an independent iOS app developer. I’ve previously worked on great iOS photography apps like Color Splash and Juxtaposer. I also worked on the Machine Learning parts of the awesome news aggregator app Zite, which was acquired by Flipboard in 2014.
- My curriculum vitae.
- My PhD thesis and other publications. The subject of my PhD work is Bayesian optimization, with an emphasis on practical AI applications (computer vision, machine-aided animation tools, robotics, etc).
- My blog. Pretty quiet now, but who knows?
- For the past few years I’ve been making something or other to sum up each year of my life and putting it online. Here’s what I did for 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011
- I <3 movies. Because people sometimes ask, I maintain a list of my favourite movies that you maybe not have seen. I also made lists of my favourite TV series, albums, books, and films of 2000-2009, despite nobody actually asking for that.
- My wife and I love to travel, mostly in Asia. In January 2014 we took a month-long trip to Vietnam. She was six months pregnant at the time. It was fine. In October 2014 we went to Australia with an infant. That one was a bit rough.
Currently (nov 2015)
Makin’ apps, learning all the words with Baby M.
- Game: Legend of Grimrock (iOS)
- Comic: M Fraction, D Aja, et al, Hawkeye: Rio Bravo
- Fiction: —
- Non-Fiction: P Druckerman, Bringing up Bébé
- Podcast: You Must Remember This
- TV: Mr. Robot
- Restaurant: Kyzock House of Sushi Bowls, 559 W Pender St
- Coffee: Prado Cafe, 100 W Hastings St
- Last Great Movie: The Conversation (rewatch, dir F F Coppola, 1974)
- Last Good Movie: The Martian (dir R Scott, 2015)