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bio website garrettbluma.com
location Stevens Point, WI
age 29
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen Jul 16 '12 at 16:14

I have been working towards a career in data science for the past four years, both professionally and academically. I believe there is a large need across the industry to understand the customer experience, and 'gut feel' doesn't explain things well enough; a proper use of statistics allows us to better explore why things happen. Also I love working math and feel that traditional software development doesn't include enough of it.

I work with machine learning algorithms to build predictive models that describe the behavior of a system. I have recent experience applying algorithms to pre-classification of documents, unsupervised clustering of data elements, and some linear programming experience.

I also study type-theory and implement toy compilers to learn more about it.


Dec
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comment Order of prices and effects on sales
+1 Good idea to recommend A/B testing for this.
Dec
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accepted Order of prices and effects on sales
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asked Order of prices and effects on sales
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awarded  Supporter
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awarded  Scholar
Sep
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accepted Why are foursquare tweets not annoying?
Sep
11
comment Why are foursquare tweets not annoying?
Yes, I agree, it is a bit loaded -- that's a failure on my part in formatting the question. But this also raises another question: "Just because it's a subjective experience, does that mean it's invalid?" There should be good ideas we can draw from both 4sq and farmville.
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11
awarded  Student
Sep
11
asked Why are foursquare tweets not annoying?
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11
awarded  Autobiographer