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Bayes (1)

Introduction to Empirical Bayes

June 21, 2018

A few months ago, I stumbled on to the wonderful book ‘Introduction to Empirical Bayes’ written by David Robinson. I really, really enjoyed the book (I had r...

NGS (1)

Classification and analysis of TCGA Luminal Cancer datasets

February 2, 2021

Here, I analyze the TCGA datasets available for 311 patients with breast cancer classified as subtype luminal A or luminal B. These two cancers are quite dif...

R (1)

Introduction to Empirical Bayes

June 21, 2018

A few months ago, I stumbled on to the wonderful book ‘Introduction to Empirical Bayes’ written by David Robinson. I really, really enjoyed the book (I had r...

adventure (5)

First ever Snowhike!

January 15, 2021

I completed my first-ever snowhike on December 20th, 2020 with my friend Katya Moniz. She gave me a pair of (enormous) snow-shoes I could use, and we hiked u...

Guanajuato, Ciudad de las Ranas

August 8, 2016

One week after we visited Ensenada, Heather and I flew to Guanajuato to teach our second development course. There, we met up with Alejandro Sanchez-Alvarado...

Joshua Tree Adventure!

February 14, 2015

Joshua Tree, 2015

Trip to Chiapas

March 31, 2015

Heather and I took a short trip to Chiapas that was truly magical. Chiapas is a beautiful state in southern Mexico. Along with Oaxaca, it has the largest Nat...

Yosemite Backcountry Camping

June 6, 2016

On June 3rd to the 6th, Heather, Manuel, Charlotte and I headed to Yosemite National Park to do some backcountry camping. Yosemite is a beautiful National Pa...

biophysics (1)

How much COVID is there, exactly?

January 4, 2021

SARS-Cov2 by the numbers

clustering (2)

Non-negative matrix factorization

March 23, 2018

I wrote a short tutorial on NMF. Initially, I was skeptical about NMF, but I ended up learning a lot about it, and I discovered that the implementation makes...

t-SNE is a plotting, not a clustering, algorithm

March 21, 2018

Table of Contents SNE t-SNE Drawbacks Code

epidemiology (5)

COVID-19

April 12, 2020

I really did not expect 2020 to go this way. I thought it would be quite different. Maybe you’ve been living under a rock, so I should catch you up briefly o...

COVID-19 Daily Updates

April 13, 2020

Here’s a rolling analysis that I will keep up-to-date and refreshed throughout the academic. The analysis relies on data from the NYT to track the pandemic t...

Happy New Year! How effective does a vaccine have to be to eliminate SARS-Cov2 from the planet?

January 2, 2021

The Moderna, Pfizer and Astrazeneca vaccines are out! What an exciting way to start 2021. Everyone wants them, but the question I have been pondering the fir...

What does it mean to socially distance

November 16, 2020

I am SO tired of socially distancing. I want to hang out with 1 or 2 different people every day. That’s not a lot, right?! I am being reasonable if I do that...

What does it mean to socially distance PART 2

November 23, 2020

One of the things that bothered me about the previous post was that it did not address the enormous heterogeneity that has characterized this pandemic. So, i...

life (1)

On Kindness

November 24, 2019

On September 12, 2019, I lost everything. In the aftermath of a brutal assault, I found myself alone, with no money, severely injured in a strange city. The ...

outreach (2)

Clubes de Ciencia MX, Ensenada Version, 2017

July 31, 2016

In July, Heather and I headed down to Ensenada to teach a Clubes workshop. Originally I wasn’t supposed to go with her, but her co-instructor cancelled at th...

Guanajuato, Ciudad de las Ranas

August 8, 2016

One week after we visited Ensenada, Heather and I flew to Guanajuato to teach our second development course. There, we met up with Alejandro Sanchez-Alvarado...

pandemic (6)

COVID-19

April 12, 2020

I really did not expect 2020 to go this way. I thought it would be quite different. Maybe you’ve been living under a rock, so I should catch you up briefly o...

COVID-19 Daily Updates

April 13, 2020

Here’s a rolling analysis that I will keep up-to-date and refreshed throughout the academic. The analysis relies on data from the NYT to track the pandemic t...

Happy New Year! How effective does a vaccine have to be to eliminate SARS-Cov2 from the planet?

January 2, 2021

The Moderna, Pfizer and Astrazeneca vaccines are out! What an exciting way to start 2021. Everyone wants them, but the question I have been pondering the fir...

How much COVID is there, exactly?

January 4, 2021

SARS-Cov2 by the numbers

What does it mean to socially distance

November 16, 2020

I am SO tired of socially distancing. I want to hang out with 1 or 2 different people every day. That’s not a lot, right?! I am being reasonable if I do that...

What does it mean to socially distance PART 2

November 23, 2020

One of the things that bothered me about the previous post was that it did not address the enormous heterogeneity that has characterized this pandemic. So, i...

personal (1)

On Kindness

November 24, 2019

On September 12, 2019, I lost everything. In the aftermath of a brutal assault, I found myself alone, with no money, severely injured in a strange city. The ...

programming (4)

Classification and analysis of TCGA Luminal Cancer datasets

February 2, 2021

Here, I analyze the TCGA datasets available for 311 patients with breast cancer classified as subtype luminal A or luminal B. These two cancers are quite dif...

Introduction to Empirical Bayes

June 21, 2018

A few months ago, I stumbled on to the wonderful book ‘Introduction to Empirical Bayes’ written by David Robinson. I really, really enjoyed the book (I had r...

Non-negative matrix factorization

March 23, 2018

I wrote a short tutorial on NMF. Initially, I was skeptical about NMF, but I ended up learning a lot about it, and I discovered that the implementation makes...

t-SNE is a plotting, not a clustering, algorithm

March 21, 2018

Table of Contents SNE t-SNE Drawbacks Code

rna seq (1)

Classification and analysis of TCGA Luminal Cancer datasets

February 2, 2021

Here, I analyze the TCGA datasets available for 311 patients with breast cancer classified as subtype luminal A or luminal B. These two cancers are quite dif...

science (4)

Classification and analysis of TCGA Luminal Cancer datasets

February 2, 2021

Here, I analyze the TCGA datasets available for 311 patients with breast cancer classified as subtype luminal A or luminal B. These two cancers are quite dif...

Introduction to Empirical Bayes

June 21, 2018

A few months ago, I stumbled on to the wonderful book ‘Introduction to Empirical Bayes’ written by David Robinson. I really, really enjoyed the book (I had r...

Non-negative matrix factorization

March 23, 2018

I wrote a short tutorial on NMF. Initially, I was skeptical about NMF, but I ended up learning a lot about it, and I discovered that the implementation makes...

t-SNE is a plotting, not a clustering, algorithm

March 21, 2018

Table of Contents SNE t-SNE Drawbacks Code