Hi! 👋 I'm Ben.
This is my blog. I also have some interactive posts
🧐 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.