Blog Posts

The Job Lottery
Aug 30, 2022

Reflecting on my two months at Fortanix.

Leaving Middlebury College
Jun 1, 2022

A new solution to the two-body problem: remote software engineering work.

Empathy for Students, a Listicle.
Aug 3, 2020

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

Letter to Smith Students
Apr 27, 2020

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

FastRank alpha release
Oct 11, 2019

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

Clickbait for TREC News
Aug 6, 2019

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!
Jul 24, 2019

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

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