I haven’t updated the blog in a while, as I have been very busy interviewing, going back home for a bit, and transitioning into a new role. I’m proud to say that I’m now working in Mountain View, at the Googleplex! It’s an amazing opportunity to work with some of the top machine learning and statistics researchers … More Hello world from Google!
I’ve discussed before how to extract data from static published graphs in Matlab. But what if you wanted to extract table data from a website that doesn’t have an API? import.io does just this. You show a few examples of the data you want to extract from a site, and it guesses intelligently how to extract … More Extract data directly from websites with import.io
Don’t you know about the wave? Everybody knows that the wave is the word. We have a new paper out in Neuron called “A sensorimotor role for traveling waves in visual cortex” (Zanos et al. 2015) [pdf]. Synchronous neuronal activity often propagates parallel to the cortical surface. These traveling waves are a fascinating example of the complex dynamics … More New paper: sensorimotor integration with travelling waves
*Updated Sun April 6th* Well it’s done! I successfully defended my thesis on April 3rd. I now have what I’ve been longing for all these years – an obnoxious title that I can remind people of whenever I’m about to lose an argument. Unfortunately, this only works when erguing with non-PhDs. Entitled Parametric Models of … More PhD thesis – Parametric Models of Visual Cortex at Multiple Scales
To do good research, you have to be well-informed of the latest scientific developments both in your narrow field of study and in science at large. I recommend the following workflow to make this as painless as possible: Use feedly to keep up-to-date with blogs, journals Use PubChase to get personalized paper recommendations Use Zotero … More Keeping up with the scientific literature