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 made a list of personal top 100 movies of all time and also my favourite TV series, albums, books, and films of 2000-2009.
- My wife and I love to travel, mostly in Asia. Most recently, we took a month-long trip to Vietnam. J was six months pregnant at the time. It was fine.
MAY 2015. Working on my next app. Looking for interesting new projects. Chasing around a newly mobile Baby M.
- TV: The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst
- Game: Alto’s Adventure (iOS)
- Comic: G Morrison & T Daniel, Batman: R.I.P.
- Fiction: J Darnielle, Wolf in White Van
- Non-Fiction: R Perlstein, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
- Album: —
- Podcast: The H P Lovecraft Literary Podcast
- Restaurant: Taishoken Ramen 大勝軒, 515 Abbott St
- Coffee: Timbertrain, 311 W Cordova St
- Last Great Movie: Casablanca (dir M Curtiz, 1942)
- Last Good Movie: It Follows (dir D R Mitchell, 2015)