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I’m a Machine Learning Software Engineer and former indie 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.

Vietnam beach selfie.

  • My curriculum vitae (or my LinkedIn profile, if you prefer).
  • In March, 2016 I joined Tableau Software’s Vancouver office, where I will be working on bringing Machine Learning to Tableau’s data visualization tools.
  • Before that, I was lucky enough to work at Pocket Pixels on the popular iOS photography apps Color Splash and Juxtaposer. I also worked on the Machine Learning parts of the awesome news recommender app Zite, which was acquired by Flipboard in 2014.

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  • 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).
  • 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 2015, 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.
  • 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.
  • My blog. Pretty quiet now, but who knows?

Email: eric@haikufactory.com
Twitter: @drwindupbird

recently (may 2016)Aaaaaaahhhh!!!

New job! Traveling back and forth to Seattle. Time to finally learn Java.

  • Game: Don’t Starve (iOS)
  • Comic:
  • Fiction:
  • Non-Fiction: T-N Coates, Between the World and Me
  • Podcast: The Next Picture Show
  • TV: Girls
  • Restaurant: Phở Goodness, 3079 Main St
  • Coffee: Aperture Coffee Bar, 243 W Broadway
  • Last Great Movie: Green Room (dir J Saulnier, 2016)
  • Last Good Movie: The Lobster (dir Y Lanthimos, 2015)