It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy-books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them. Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle — they are strictly limited in number, they require fresh horses, and must only be made at decisive moments.
- Alfred North Whitehead (my emphasis)
Hello! My name is George, and this is my personal website. I’m a PyData
ninja, machine learner, math enthusiast and coffee
lover. (I also really like sushi.)
I’m currently a senior at The Cooper Union in New York, studying for a BSE in general engineering. I’m also a two-time quantitative research and data science intern at Quantopian in Boston, where I helped power research analytics and open-source software for the algorithmic hedge fund.
What’s with your username/handle?
It seemed like a clever pun at the time… but people keep asking, so maybe not.
Eigen is a German for own, but probably a better translation (especially for math terms like eigenvalue) would be belonging to. For example, an eigenvalue is the value belonging to a matrix.
Foo is a placeholder name in computer programming, and is basically a techier version of “stuff” or “thing”.
So taken together,
eigenfoo probably means something like “things
belonging to [George]”.
What’s your type? As in, typeface, not, uh. . .
The text font is Lato, pulled from Google Fonts.