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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)

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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

 


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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Building a Garden of Biological Knowledge

March 13, 2013 I wrote up an idea in my notebook that I called ‘Pubmed Daily’.  The concept was to build a system that would leverage large-scale crowdsourcing/citizen science and machine learning to produce a high-quality, structured representation of the knowledge in every abstract in PubMed on the same day that the abstract appeared online.  Nearly two years later, based...
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Hackathon recap: Network of Biothings in San Diego

This past weekend, Nov. 7-9, the Neuroscience Information Framework, the Su Lab, NDex, The International Society for Biocuration and the San Diego Center for Systems Biology hosted the second Network of Biothings Hackathon.  The event took place at Atkinson Hall (Calit2) on the UC San Diego campus.  For the record, and to enhance what can already be seen in the Twitter story of this event, here...
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What is a hackathon?

As an organizer of the upcoming Network of Biothings Hackathon at UC San Diego, I’ve been asked by a number of people what a hackathon is exactly.  I’m repurposing one of those responses here (original posted on the San Diego iOS developers meetup group). The main idea is that a variety of different people come together to meet each other and make something together –...
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