i am a senior research scientist at microsoft research in new york city, where my work in the area of computational social science involves applications of statistics and machine learning to large-scale social data. i was previously a member of the social dynamics group at yahoo! research. i received my ph.d. from columbia university's physics department where i am an adjunct professor in the applied math department. please see my resume for more project and background information.
this site serves several purposes, from presenting and organizing my current research and teaching efforts to publishing code and tips that i hope others will find useful.
i bookmark lots of references on delicious, occasionally tweet things, post random tidbits on tumblr, and share photos on flickr.
my latest geek tips, also available on twitter, tumblr, or as plain text:
184.108.40.206. windows: use vsdiffmerge to compare files in visual studio http://bit.ly/1TalO6j
20.11.02.15. rstats: dev version of dplyr allows for variable column names http://bit.ly/1Oj2oNC (h/t @romain_francois via @dggoldst)
20.11.02.15. rstats: use stat_ecdf for easy cumulative density plots http://bit.ly/1P1ETJ1 (h/t @dodger487)
20.09.11.15. macosx: change the path screenshots are saved to with defaults write com.apple.screencapture location
20.09.10.15. rstats: use update.packages(checkBuilt=T, ask=F) after upgrading to a new version of R http://bit.ly/1KasQBj