Check out our cool visualization of Baseball Hall of Fame voting trends.
My research in the field of statistics and data mining focuses on data mining and
analysis of massive data. Some specific topics I am interested in include:
Follow my blog about my new project: My Year of Data.
I plan to measure everything I can about myself for one year - and open
source the data for analysis. Details in my first blog post!
- Human Mobility Studies and Urban Planning using Mobile Device Data (some publications here)
- Recommender Systems (We won the Netflix Prize!!)
- Social Networks and Network Graph Models
(check out our paper and web page on Proximity Graphs.)
- Fraud and Anomaly Detection
- Statistical computation and visualization
- Bayesian Model Averaging
- Statistical applications to baseball, sabermetrics
I am a member of the BellKor's Pragmatic Chaos team that won the Netflix $1 Million Netflix Prize.
all about it!!!!
Check out our cool maps placing music groups or TV shows on a map with similar movies close to each other.
Cool wordcloud built in R showing my co-authors and my citations. (thanks to the SimplyStatsitics guys - here is how to do it yourself)
Here is a CV (last updated 10/2011)
Personal Info and Miscellanea
- I'm kind of a baseball nut - grew up reading Bill James' Baseball
Abstracts and poring over the Sunday newspaper lists of
statstics. The best site for commentary and analysis is Baseball Prospectus, for
stats is baseball-reference.com.
- I like beer.
- Internet radio is far superior to the commercial nonsense on the
radio these days. My favorite streams: KEXP in
Seattle (independent music); Radio
Paradise, Creamy Radio,
and RadioIO Eclectic, all
esoteric mixes of hits and deep cuts; Dashnine
Radio (indi garage rock); monkeyradio
Groove Salad, and JazzMusique, which are cool,
groovy, jazzy, downtempo mixes .
- Do you live in New York and need a massage? Check out my
brother Bob, a licensed
massaged therapist who also does shiatsu, reiki, aromatherapy and is a ClairvisionŽ IST Practitioner.
- Random Collection of interesting web pages the BabyName
Wizard the Seattle alternative paper The
Stranger (home of Savage
Love) the truth about Urban
Legends the best info source on the web, Wikipedia
and its evil
twin, the Uncyclopedia
Room D235 - Shannon Laboratory
Florham Park, NJ 07932
volinsky at research dot att dot com