University of Maryland, Computer Science
Fellowship Sponsor: American Statistical Association
Fellowship Site: Slate
I’m a 3rd year Computer Science PhD student at the University of Maryland. My work centers around developing theory and algorithms for the analysis of epigenetic data. I also develop new visualization techniques to, hopefully, make my work more interpretable to myself and others. In the past, I've taught computers to gain semantic knowledge from text data at Comcast Labs, discovered new stars at NASA, and studied tuberculosis at RPI. When I’m not squirreled away running code, I enjoy reading and writing weird fiction, picking up and putting down heavy objects in the interest of getting stronger, and playing video games even though I’m probably too old for them. I’m wildly excited to bring my eclectic background to Slate Magazine as I write for them over the summer of 2017.
Fellowship publications at Slate Magazine
6/16/2017 Climate Change Would Be the Perfect Target of Jeff Bezos' Philanthropic Plans
6/20/2017 Reminder: Poor People Don't Eat More Fast Food
6/21/2017 Malicious Tree Planting is a Slow, Expensive Way to Exact Revenge
6/23/2017 Pruitt is Paving the Way for an Industry-Led EPA
7/03/2017 How to Celebrate the Fourth of July While Minimizing Bird Carnage
7/03/2017 Spend Your Money On Whatever You Want
7/11/2017 The Gruesome Truth About Lab-Grown Meat
7/12/2017 You Can Now Buy Chocolate Powder To Snort
7/12/2017 A Ukranian Cyberattack Shows How Dangerous Software Backdoors Can Be
7/14/2017 Man Charged For Killing Eagle That Was Eating Too Many Fish
7/19/2017 What To Do If Your Bedroom Is Invaded by Tens of Thousands of Bees
7/20/2017 Miguided Attempt to Free Thousands of Minks Goes Horribly Wrong
7/21/2017 The Fake-Image Arms Race
7/21/2017 A Tennesse Jail Is Offering Vasectomies for Reduced Prison Time
7/27/2017 Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk Are Both Wrong About A.I.
7/28/2017 Yes, U.S. Scientists Edited an Embryo’s Genes, but Super-Babies Are a Ways Away
8/01/2017 What’s the Point of a Robot Soccer Tournament if the Robots Are Terrible at Soccer?
8/02/2017 Will Lowering P-Value Thresholds Help Fix Science?
8/03/2017 Anti-Vaxxers Are Apparently Refusing to Vaccinate Their Dogs
8/04/2017 Bitcoin Has Split Into Two Cryptocurrencies. What, Exactly, Does That Mean?
8/18/2017 A Brief History of Eclipse Glasses and the People Who Forgot to Wear Them