tldr: I’m a financial data scientist and machine learning researcher. I (mainly) blog about Bayesian modelling, probabilistic programming and open-source software.
Hello! My name is George.
I’m a financial data scientist and machine learning researcher, with a focus on Bayesian modelling and probabilistic programming. I’m based in New York and I work for Point72 Asset Management.
copious free time, I contribute to and maintain several open-source
libraries (particularly the PyMC
project). Away from the keyboard, I spend my time
drinking coffee, taking photos and obsessing over mechanical
headphones and fountain
What’s with your username?
It seemed clever 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 on one hand, my username is unique and belongs to me because its
on the other hand its just a
foo. The juxtaposition was funny to me.