Machine Learning

Decoding Gibberish using Neural Networks
Training a neural network to predict word embeddings from spelling, and using nearest neighbor search to decode meaning.
Deep Learning for Calcium Imaging
A tutorial on applying supervised and unsupervised deep learning methods to calcium imaging. These methods are applicable to other time-series modeling problems.
Looking at Residual Networks
Some thoughts on residual networks (and skip connections in general), including how to build a wrapper for Keras layers.
Using TF-IDF to Annotate to a Trump Speech
Explaining how to use TF-IDF scores for document similarity and applying those to choose documents to cite for particular sentences.
Using Gensim Word2Vec Embeddings in Keras
A short post and script regarding using Gensim Word2Vec embeddings in Keras, with example code.
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Restricted Boltzmann Machines
Building on the Recurrent RBM for sequence modeling. This post relates to what I am doing for my Master's thesis.
Deep Language Modeling for Question Answering using Keras
An in-depth introduction to using Keras for language modeling; word embedding, recurrent and convolutional neural networks, attentional RNNs, and similarity metrics for vector embeddings.
A Neural Network in 28 Lines of Theano
A quick introduction to using Theano for deep learning, from the bare-bones to a full neural network.


Roaming through Japan
Exploring the Land of the Rising Sun for 19 days by train, through Tokyo, Nikko, Sendai, Sapporo, Kyoto, Osaka and Nagoya.
How I Spent Spring Break in Cuba
A field guide to traveling to Cuba, written by naive college students for naive college students, mostly as exposition.
What It's Like to Intern at Amazon and Google
An overview of my internship experiences at Amazon and Google (I will probably update this after I finish at Facebook).
Touring the United States and Canada
Narration from my trip with my girlfriend through Nashville, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, and Washington DC.
Evolving List of Opinions about Atlanta Craft Beers
Some facts and very sarcastic opinions regarding craft beers that can be bought at the Krogers near my apartment.