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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.

Just me and my bánh mì in Vietnam.

  • I’m an independent mobile 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.
  • My curriculum vitae.
  • My PhD thesis and other publications. The subject of my PhD work is Bayesian optimization, with an emphasis on using Bayesian optimization for 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
  • As a bit of a pop culture geek (especially movies), I’ve made a list of personal top 100 movies of all time and also my favourite TV series, albums, books, and films of 2000-2009.

Twitter: @drwindupbird

Not so smug now.


JANUARY 2015. Hanging out with my awesome wife & Baby M and working on a new app for 2015. Plotting resolutions, possibly pun-based, involving my new-found penchant for dad jokes.

  • TV: Adventure Time
  • Game: 80 Days
  • Comic: B L O’Malley, Seconds
  • Fiction: H Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage
  • Non-Fiction: M McLeod, Anatomy of a Beast: Obsession and Myth on the Trail of Bigfoot
  • Album: Andy Stott, Faith in Strangers
  • Podcast: The Flop House