Blog Posts

Empathy for Students, a Listicle.

10 ways to have empathy for students when COVID (and remote learning) has exacerbated economic and social barriers to learning.

Letter to Smith Students

My time as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Smith College is coming to an end.

FastRank alpha release

FastRank is a new python library implemented in Rust that supports Coordinate Ascent and Random Forest learning-to-rank models.

Clickbait for TREC News

The predicted probability of being clickbait for a WaPo article helps select better background articles in a large learning-to-rank model.

Trec News Background-Linking 2018: Filter By Time!

Past articles tend to be more useful than future articles and language models + bm25 is a very strong baseline.

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