Calibrating Interpersonal Trust in Networked Teams (APA 2012)
At BU I worked with Dr. Michele Rucci in the Active Perception Lab
studying the effect of small eye movements on the power spectrum of input to the retina. My work was presented at at the 2010 Vision Sciences
Society Meeting, see the poster
I gave a TechTalk to Google about my Internet and quantitative linguistics research 2008
Maurice Lee from the BU English department applied my Googlewhack research to Google books in order to find out if Ahab was related to slavery around the time Moby Dick was published.
In the summers of 2006 and 2007 I worked with Dr. Chris Adami at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont CA. My research regarding computational evolution used the software Avida. We are collaborated with Dr. Rich Lenski's lab in Michigan.
In the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2005 I participated in a Math Biology Training Program UBMTP, I gave a short talk on my work at an Mathematical Biology Seminar in January 2006. We displayed a poster (PPT) at the annual meeting of The Ecological Society of America. My partner and I have also drafted a paper but I do not expect it to be published.
Displayed in the atmosphere exposed exhibit at the
National Science Foundation Jan-Mar 2012 and the
Boyden Gallery Jun-Sep, 2010.
The photo has also graced the cover of a
physics journal. Read about glories
My picture of a ringed glint became the optics picture of the day on Atmosphere Optics.
My trick to get the most out of your toothpaste was picked up by lifehacker.
I am active in the MATLAB Central community where my programs are downloaded by hundreds of people each month. I rank among the top 2% of MATLAB Central contributors (as of July 2013). I talk about the functions in more detail on my site here, and you can jump to my author page here.
The default histogram function for MATLAB requires a lot of tweaking to create a visually appealing figure. This function automatically chooses bins and axis bounds to be appropriate for the data and creates an appealing graph. It can also compare multiple sets of data as shown on the right.
When given a list of (x,y) points in a curve or distribution, this function will find and plot the best linear, exponential, logarithmic or power law fit for the data. You can see an example of this function's use in my analysis of the growing Awesome Foundation.
By default MATLAB plots a spindly blue wisp of an error bar instead of what you might typically find in a publication. In my lab people photoshopping their errorbars to look prettier (not to change the results :) so I wrote a program that plots nice error bars as the default. My function also automatically places errorbars on group bar plots in addition to some other features.
Computes the Mercator map projection, and the inverse projection.