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
necessarily adjacent.

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.

14 Aug 2012
As I have mentioned previously, I have begun reading Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics by Ewens and Grant and working selected problems for each chapter. In this post, I will give my solution to two problems. The first problem is pretty straightforward.