By day, I'm a Senior Data Scientist in the R&D department at the insurance company Aviva Canada; by night (well, by evenings and weekends and early mornings before I go to work) I'm a blogger and data scientist and programmer for my own amusement. Going backwards in time, I've been a Content Marketer, a Genomics Research Assistant, a Proteomics Team Leader, a Laboratory Technician, a Chemistry Student, a Writer, a Publicist, a Newspaper Editor, a Journalist, a Proofreader, a Dramatist, an Opera Singer and Composer, a Music Student, an Economics Student, and a kid.
I think I've finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up, but no promises.
My particular interests are data visualization, natural language processing and whatever shiny new thing I come across.
A blog about data science
I post data visualizations and analyses. I like to explore and debunk, and view askew.
My other, nerdier blog
Here I post in-depth about the science and code and reasoning behind my prooffreader.com analyses, plus some other stuff that's nerd-specific.
Here I illustrate the strange, hopefully funny things that appear unbidden in my brain, only very slightly hampered by the fact that I'm only a medictre illustrator.
A visualization of whether letters are more likely to come at the beginning, middle or end of words in English
A selfie I took before a Montreal Python presentation
Most characteristic words per decade in billboard song stitles
Tracking the popularity of the name 'Britney' over the career of Britney Speaks
Population of USA, Canada and Europe by latitude
My giving a presentation on a Kaggle-style competition at the 2015 Aviva Canada actuarial forum
A hex-style choropleth of all 338 federal ridings in Canada
A piece of mine was featured in this anthology
The acknowledgement in the book, for which I served as a consultant to the author
I was a finalist in the 2015 awards in London
An image manipulation I made of a famous 1950s comic book cover
A word cloud of the most characteristic words in The Catcher in the Rye
Some original photoshop artwork