First post

Ah, the classical “first post”, often the only post in the blog. Let us hope this is not the case.

I feel like I should write down some things about my side projects. I tried using Medium, but it has two significant problems: the platform feels too monetized, and it really doesn’t work very well together with LaTeX. Since I like to think a lot in mathematical terms, having good LaTeX support is just essential.

This website is made using Jekyll and hosted on github-pages. I don’t know how good this is, but we shall see. At least like it better.

I hope to shortly make a couple posts about recent projects:

  • Bayesian analysis of exam grades (I posted this over on Github, but since then I have done significant work on the subject)
  • Analysis of moodle-logs
  • Analysis of my scrobble history
  • Analysis of ISU figure skating scores, and proving statistically the fact that judging is biased.
  • How to scrape data from pdf files (using the ISU scores as example)

Recent blog posts

My thesis in a nutshell

17 minute read

Read this blog post if you’re curious what I worked on during my PhD!

GMRES: or how to do fast linear algebra

16 minute read

Linear least-squares system pop up everywhere, and there are many fast way to solve them. We’ll be looking at one such way: GMRES.

Blind Deconvolution #2: Image Priors

10 minute read

In order to automatically sharpen images, we need to first understand how a computer can judge how ‘natural’ an image looks.