Visualizing and understanding lots of data
Ultimate frisbee, biking, running Trying not to injure myself
I am co-developing the "big data" course at MIT. The class surveys techniques and systems for ingesting, efficiently processing, analyzing, and visualizing large data sets. Topics will include data cleaning, data integration, scalable systems (relational databases, NoSQL, Hadoop, etc.), analytics (data cubes, scalable statistics and machine learning), and scalable visualization of large data sets.
The goal is for students to gain working experience of the topics and systems that are covered.
System to generate sensible explanations to outliers analytic queries.
Inspired by Wilkinson's Grammar of Graphics and Wickham's ggplot2 for R.
A history of databases through keyword trends in VLDB publication titles
A tool to import your data into whatever data store you want, as painlessly as possible.
MEET strives to bridge the gap between future Israeli and Palestinian leaders by immersing them together for 3 full years of fun and education. MIT business and technical instructors work in the Middle East for a month-long intensive session during the summer. I was one of four Year 3 technical instructors in 2010, and helped head the curriculum team for the past 3 years
A look at optimizing human computation through a database lens. Qurk is a database prototype that enables users to write queries that compute results from both machines and humans. With adam marcus.
I co-taught a heavily lab-based IAP class called Introduction to Data Literacy that introduces students to many basic data cleaning, analysis, and visualization techniques. The course was added to OCW. With my buddy adam marcus.
An experimental course scheduling system. Tries to make the user experience not suck by using JS. This was around the time google calendar came out. With sukhchander khanna
- Google Internship in Webtables research project. Spring 2007 - Winter 2008
- UC Berkeley Database Teaching Assistant. Fall 2006
- Yahoo Internship in RDF Databases. Summer 2006.
- Microsoft Internship in Exchange Server. Summer 2005.
- IBM Extreme Blue. Spring 2005.