There are always more practical and efficient ways of tackling problems, and I thoroughly enjoy discovering them. I am planning on pursuing a Masters in Data Science, and am currently studying the following areas:
- Mathematics, where I have been diligently refreshing calculus skills and improving my understanding of statistics.
- Databases, including tabular and document-based solutions, distributed repositories like Figshare, and Fedora with its associated Hydra project.
- Cluster-based and horizontally-expanding solutions for giving access to data and processing it (such as Hadoop and MapReduce algorithms) are my latest fascination.
I am the proud owner of three crazy dogs, and one cat (unwilling to be photographed). Behold the wrecking crew...
A challenge is taking raw ingredients, and forming something that is sometimes even remotely edible. This was the best burger I ever ate: