After more than two weeks following the shelter in place guidelines, I have developed some sort of a routine. That is the only way I can get myself to do any work. As a graduate student, I feel the pressure to be productive even in the middle of a pandemic. My most productive hours usually occur...Read more about The Pressure to be Productive Amidst Reigning Chaos
How many thousands of machine learning applications have been developed and gone to market in recent years? Feeding vast amounts of data into software to make decisions for us is a social paradigm the 21st century is embracing to the fullest.
I’m a graduate student of public health, but...Read more about What to do about Fairness in Machine Learning?
Many of us were already using our phones for the majority of our waking hours, but during the current shelter-in-place-measures, digital technology has become more important than ever.
Now that we are unable to engage in face-to-...Read more about The Surprising Role of Digital Technology During the Covid-19 Pandemic
When I was in college I took an introductory programming class and promptly forgot 95% of what I learned. Most of the topics of the homework or coding challenges involved in the class were on topics unrelated to my primary area of interest (language data) and the skills did not seem...Read more about Learning to Code
A project that uses many tools that are taught at the D-Lab, and on which I’m excited to be working with students, focuses on exploring the city of Oakland, CA through spatial data.WHY DO I FIND THIS INTERESTING?
One project that I’ve been working on with a...Read more about Exploring The Oakland Area Through Data
About three years ago—and six months after I became a PhD candidate—I learned that I was going to become a father. The baby shock was not part of my well-crafted plan for writing my dissertation, and I needed to deal with it. As soon as I heard the news, I emailed my funding agency and...Read more about How I Accidentally became Interested in Data Science