tldr: I’m a data scientist and machine learning researcher based in New York City. I like natural language processing, Bayesian modelling, open source software and coffee.
Hello! My name is George.
I’m a data scientist and machine learning researcher, with a focus on natural language processing and Bayesian modelling. I’m based in New York City and I work for Flatiron Health.
copious free time, I contribute to and maintain several open-source
libraries (particularly the PyMC
project). Away from the keyboard, I spend my
time drinking coffee and accruing new hobbies (to date: cryptic crosswords,
bouldering, photography, mechanical keyboards…).
What’s with your username?
It seemed clever at the time… but people keep asking, so maybe not.
Eigen is a German for own, but probably a better translation (especially for math terms like eigenvalue) would be belonging to. For example, an eigenvalue is the value belonging to a matrix.
Foo is a placeholder name in computer programming, and is basically a techier version of “stuff” or “thing”.
So on one hand, my username is unique and belongs to me because its
eigen, but on the
other hand its just a
foo. The juxtaposition was funny to me.