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. Most recently, we took a month-long trip to Vietnam. She was six months pregnant at the time. It was fine.
JULY 2015. Working on my next app. Looking for interesting new projects. Chasing around an increasingly mobile Baby M in the summer heat.
- Game: You Must Build a Boat (iOS)
- Comic: G Morrison & T Daniel, Batman: R.I.P.
- Fiction: J Darnielle, Wolf in White Van
- Non-Fiction: J Ronson, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
- Album: Ellen Allien & Apparat, Orchestra of Bubbles
- Podcast: You Must Remember This
- Restaurant: Pho Xe Lua 24, 3346 Cambie St
- Coffee: Prado Cafe, 100 W Hastings St
- Last Great Movie: Mad Max: Fury Road (dir G Miller, 2015)
- Last Good Movie: Safety Last! (dir F C Newmeyer & S Taylor, 1923)