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.
MARCH 2015. Looking for interesting new projects. “Just in time” baby-proofing as Baby M learns to crawl.
- TV: Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Game: Dark Echo (iOS)
- Comic: M Fraction & A Wu, Hawkeye: L. A. Woman
- Fiction: J Darnielle, Wolf in White Van
- Non-Fiction: E Brynjolfsson & A McAfee, The Second Machine Age
- Album: Run the Jewels, Run the Jewels 2
- Podcast: The Adventure Zone
- Restaurant: Taishoken Ramen 大勝軒, 515 Abbott St
- Coffee: Timbertrain, 311 W Cordova St
- Last Great Movie: The Babadook (dir J Kent, 2014)
- Last Good Movie: Whiplash (dir D Chazelle, 2014)