Today I gave a short presentation on network science and video games to my fellow students at the Santa Fe Institute's Complex Systems Winter School. I briefly highlighted a couple of exciting articles that applied network techniques to video games (e.g., Mason and Clauset's 2013 paper on Halo players), and then gave an introduction to the Foldit project and work that I'm doing regarding player and group strategies. Tea was served!
For more info, check out the CSWS wiki page.
I've put a demo of genTB's 'Explore' section up on Youtube!
For more information on genTB, check out -> https://gentb.hms.harvard.edu/.
For the last few days, I have been attending the Dataverse Community Meeting at Harvard University as part of my internship at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS). The meeting started on June 9th with a Common Models and APIs for Data Publishing and Citation Workshop, and over the last two days has featured a variety of exciting presentations from individuals from across the globe.
Check out the meeting agenda.
This weekend I am honored to attend the 2015 Open Data Science Conference in Boston.
There are so many fascinating presentations here (72 in total, plus 21 workshops) that it is impossible to decide which ones to attend and which ones to miss out on! Luckily, some presentations are now uploaded to YouTube, such as Owen Zhang's on open source tools and data science competitions.
Anthony Goldbloom (CEO, Kaggle) and Josh Wills (Senior Director of Data Science, Cloudera) kicked off ODSC with keynote presentations.
Direct Comparisons of 2D and 3D Dental Microwear Proxies in Extant Herbivorous and Carnivorous Mammals, by
is now available!
Download the article from PLOS One here.
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I produced a thesis as part of my Honor's project at Emory University. The title is "Bring me more beer: Haversian system formation rates for a Nubian population and intervals between periods of tetracycline ingestion." My advisor was Dr. George Armelagos.
You can download my thesis here.
The study summarized in this paper is two-fold in nature. The Haversian system formation rates for the Nubian Christian-group 21-R-2 cemetery (604 ± 46 C.E.) are determined, and potential variation within the rates based on sex and age at death are analyzed. The information regarding Haversian system formation rates is then used in to address the discovery that the Christian-group exhibits tetracycline labeling bound into the cement of its osteons (Bassett et al. 1980). This second phase represents the development and application of new methods to determine the time intervals represented between identifiable tetracycline labels. The principles of modern-day tetracycline studies are applied to this archaeological population in order to determine the time intervals between tetracycline ingestion within the population. The two-fold nature of this paper, then, demonstrates a hybrid methodology that is new to the field of bioarchaeology.