Projects

In a past life, I worked on psycholinguistic research as a member of the Language, Action and Brain Lab. This experience inspired me to write textgridR, an R package that allows you to load in Praat TextGrid files and manipulate them as R objects. Praat is an application used by linguists to perform phonetic analysis and annotate speech.

As an individual “recovering” from the research world, I enjoy continuing to contribute to the scientific computing community whenever possible. I accomplish this by trying to stay involved in open science and citizen science initiatives. One example of this would be running distributed computing projects on the BOINC platform or [email protected]. The badges below indicate which projects I run and how many credits I’ve accrued.

If you're using a text browser, you can't see my running totals for BOINC, but I guarantee I am kicking ass at using up electricity.

If you're using a text browser, you can't see my one person team's running totals for Folding@Home, but I guarantee I am kicking ass at using up electricity.

Furthermore, when learning new technologies (or reviewing old ones), I strive to create example code/configurations that could feasibly re-used by the scientific community. A recent attempt at creating Vagrantfiles that set up a Sun Grid Engine cluster for various platforms is emblematic of this variety of project.