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Lecture: Using Machine Learning to play Trivia Games

Description: Presentation slides from CU Boulder lecture on AI for trivia games

On October 25, 2016 I gave a guest lecture to the machine learning course at CU Boulder. The lecture was an adapted version of my STEMinar talk earlier this year, and aimed at an audience of students just getting into machine learning.The lecture highlights our research's group work on …

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Plotting AWS Spot Prices in Slack

Description: How to make a python package to plot AWS Spot Price History and send it to Slack using Airflow

For the past year or so I have been using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and have consistently desired to have an easy way to find recent spot price trends.

For those unaware, AWS has a service called Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) which allows you to rent compute resources at an …

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Talk: Creating an A.I. to Play Quiz Bowl

Description: Presentation slides from CU Boulder STEMinar talk on question answering AI

On March 3, 2016 I gave a talk as part of the CU Boulder STEMinar talk series. The talk was aimed at a general STEM audience, and discussed our research's group work on creating an artificial intelligence for playing Quiz Bowl. The talk covers basic machine learning algorithms like Logistic …

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Creating a Github Pages Website with Pelican

Description: Guide for creating website with Github Pages and Pelican

The (PhD) intern application season fast approaching which means its about time to refresh all those websites, resumes, and cvs out there, including mine. In the process of working on my website, I decided to switch my hosting and workflow.

Before my recent changes, I had two websites: a Ghost …

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Functional Programming with Collections in Python

Description: Using ScalaFunctional to do functional programming in Python

In January I started working as a data scientist at Trulia (which recently merged with Zillow). Most of my data science work at Trulia involves writing Python with a smattering of SQL/Java for good measure. Prior to that and graduating from UC Berkeley, I worked in the UCB AMPLab …

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