Hi! I’m a physics graduate, currently taking the Computational Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML) MSc at UCL. Among other things, I have previously worked as a data scientist, data analyst, english tutor and pizza boy.
Much of my interests lie at the intersection between neuroscience, machine learning and physics, and occasionally I’ll write about them. In part, this website is here to act as a personal wiki of my understanding of various topics.
Books worth reading
- Surfing Uncertainty by Andy Clark
This was my first proper introduction to theories around the bayesian brain. (minus a handful of his great review papers). Clark doesn’t bother covering any of the mathematical formalities, which depending on your exposure to the theory may actually be a good thing.
- What Is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics by Adam Becker
This is an excellent example of how dominant personalities can commandeer a scientific field, and often at their detriment.
- Behave - Robert Sapolsky
This is about as encyclopedic as a popular science book can be without becoming a textbook, it touches upon work from psychology, sociology and neurobiology. Worth reading just so that you can be aware of how much of our behaviour is influenced by factors outside the realm of our ‘control’.
- One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Siddhartha - Herman Hesse
About this site
In a previous incarnation, the site was based off Hugo-Future-Imperfect, which was subsequently gutted out and redesigned to make this site as it is today.