I started using the social, “micro-blogging” service Twitter in February this year simply because I had been seeing so much commentary about it — both good and bad. Since then, I’ve posted 800+ updates, amassed over 100 followers and follow nearly that many myself.
What has surprised me about Twitter is how many people I have found on there who are active, or at least interested, in machine learning and statistics. The day-to-day discussions, questions, advice and pointers I’ve got via Twitter have been illuminating and fun.
In an effort to get to know some of these people a bit better I followed the links they provided in their respective profiles to see what they had to say about themselves. The descriptions below are based only on those links as I don’t find Google-stalking very friendly.
So, in no particular order, here they are:
A computer science Ph.D. student at MIT
Computer science Masters student at Toronto working in machine learning
Statistics and computer science graduate student.
Maths and statistics graduate student.
Working on ‘Theory of Genetic Algorithms’. Also runs the blog aicoder
Ph.D student of Computational Linguistics at Indiana University
PhD student in web information retrieval at the University of Porto
Chief scientist at the information retrieval company Endeca and owner of the blog The Noisy Channel
Computational linguist work on sentiment analysis. Runs the blog The Mendicant Bug
Post-doc at Technische Universität Berlin and a machine learning blogger at Marginally Interesting
Professor of computer science at the University of Quebec at Montreal and blogger
Director of analytics at Juice Analytics and Data Wrangling blogger
Statistician (amongst other things) that runs the blog The Endeavour
Post-doc at Stanford researching the geometry of statistical models and algorithms in statistical learning theory
Chief scientist at Twitter and researcher in sentiment analysis and information retrieval
If you are not on this list but think you should be, leave a comment below and I’ll update this list. Conversely, if I’ve put you on this list and you don’t wish to be associated with these sorts of people, leave a comment or send me an email and I’ll remove you.
Of course, feel free to follow me if you’d like to keep up with what I’m doing.