Hi! 👋 I'm Ben.

This is my blog. I also have some interactive posts here.

🧐 Recap from MIT Covid-19 Challenge April 5, 2020

Recap and potential future directions from the MID Covid-19 Challenge.

📘 Notes on a Decadent Society March 22, 2020

Summary and thoughts about The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success by Ross Douthat.

🔨 Coding the Viterbi Algorithm in Numpy March 15, 2020

A demo of how to code the Viterbi algorithm in Numpy.

🧐 How Not to Productively Work From Home March 1, 2020

Some of my thoughts about effectively controlling the elephant mind.

😜 Roaming through Japan May 8, 2017

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 March 4, 2017

A field guide to traveling to Cuba, written by naive college students for naive college students, mostly as exposition.

🔨 Using Gensim Word2Vec Embeddings in Keras August 2, 2016

A short post and script regarding using Gensim Word2Vec embeddings in Keras, with example code.

🔬 The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Restricted Boltzmann Machines July 18, 2016

Building on the Recurrent RBM for sequence modeling. This post relates to what I am doing for my Master's thesis.

😜 Touring the United States and Canada May 11, 2016

Narration from my trip through Nashville, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, and Washington DC.

🔬 Deep Language Modeling for Question Answering using Keras April 27, 2016

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.

🧐 Evolving List of Opinions about Atlanta Craft Beers March 30, 2016

Some facts and very sarcastic opinions regarding craft beers that can be bought at the Krogers near my apartment.

🔨 A Neural Network in 28 Lines of Theano February 23, 2016

A quick introduction to using Theano for deep learning, from the bare-bones to a full neural network.

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