02 Jul 2013
Lately, I have been working with finite mixture models for my postdoctoral work
on data-driven automated gating.
Given that I had barely scratched the surface with mixture models in the
classroom, I am becoming increasingly comfortable with them. With this in mind,
I wanted to explore their application to classification because there are times
when a single class is clearly made up of multiple subclasses that are not
29 Dec 2012
Much of my research in machine learning is aimed at small-sample, high-dimensional bioinformatics data sets. For instance, here is a paper of mine on the topic.
23 Nov 2012
Recently I started playing with Kaggle. I quickly became frustrated that in order to download their data I had to use their website. I prefer instead the option to download the data programmatically. After some Googling, the best recommendation I found was to use lynx. My friend Anthony recommended that alternatively I should write a Python script.
28 Aug 2012
My coworkers at Fred Hutchinson regularly use
the development version of R (i.e.,
R-devel) and have urged me to do the same.
This post details how I have set up the development version of R on our Linux server,
which I use remotely because it is much faster than my Mac.
04 Dec 2011
Given that there are almost 13 million views of Steve Jobs’ commencement address, I am certain that I missed this video when it went viral. I am glad that I did not see it until now because I may not have appreciated his words of wisdom. And although there are numerous quotes that I could list, I think my favorites are closely related to a few words of wisdom that my grandmother told me when I was younger.