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About my work

I am interested in understanding and building processes for creating and distributing knowledge. In particular I am driven to enable the accumulation of useful knowledge about the human genome such that that knowledge can be applied to improve the human condition. This drive has lead me on a path from cognitive science, through machine learning, to bioinformatics and most recently to ‘community intelligence’ or ‘crowdsourcing’. At Scripps I participate in the development of the following related projects:

 

Publications (pre 2013)

Google Scholar has taken over responsibility for updating this list for me. See my profile there.

 

Education

Ph.D., Bioinformatics, University of British Columbia
MS, Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems, University of Sussex, Brighton, England
BS, Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego

About me at play

I’m an avid, though not very talented, surfer and bodyboarder, cyclist, volleyball player, and child wrangler…

 


 

Recent Posts

 


Introducing Knowledge.Bio

I just prepared the following poster abstract for the upcoming Big Data 2 Knowledge all-hands meeting at NIH.  Please play with the tool it describes and let us know what you think (it is a work in progress!).  Also, if you have a chance, please stop by the poster and say hello! Knowledge.Bio: an Interactive Tool for Literature-based Discovery  Personal knowledge graph...
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Poof it works – using wikidata to build Wikipedia articles about genes

The Gene Wiki team has been hard at work filling wikidata with useful content about genes, diseases, and drugs using the new and improved ProteinBoxBot.  Now, we are starting to see the fruits of this labor in the context of Wikipedia. Infobox for ARF6, rendered entirely from content WikidataThe Gene Wiki project has programmatically created and maintained the infoboxes to the right of all...
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Recruiting NLP-crowdsourcing-semantic-web postdoc or staff scientist

Our laboratory at the The Scripps Research Institute in beautiful San Diego, California is recruiting a talented individual to help us use crowdsourcing to push the boundaries of biomedical information extraction and its applications.   We are looking for someone with experience in natural language processing (statistical or linguistic), machine learning, and knowledge representation....
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crowdsourcing machine learning NLP challenge

There is a TopCoder contest running right now that involves machine learning, crowdsourced data, and natural language processing.  There is $41,000 up for grabs!  It will be distributed in many smaller prizes so there are plenty of opportunities to win something. You need to register by tomorrow (March 4, 2015) to participate!  More details...
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crowdsourcing machine learning NLP challenge

There is a TopCoder contest running right now that involves machine learning, crowdsourced data, and natural language processing.  There is $41,000 up for grabs!  It will be distributed in many smaller prizes so there are plenty of opportunities to win something. You need to register by tomorrow (March 4, 2015) to participate!  More details...
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