I'm a PhD candidate in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto studying epigenetics and cancer. Math and physics background taking a step into bioinformatics and evolution #introductions
reinforcement learning, machine learning, artificial intelligence, evolutionary algorithms; "suicide", "cannibalism", "suffocation" (of artificial agents) Show more
A whole spreadsheet with examples of "specification gaming"—an AI agent hacking a reward function to find unexpected solutions: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vRPiprOaC3HsCf5Tuum8bRfzYUiKLRqJmbOoC-32JorNdfyTiRRsR7Ea5eWtvsWzuxo8bjOxCG84dAg/pubhtml
fave: In a game meant to simulate the evolution of creatures, the programmer had to remove "a survival strategy where creatures could gain energy by suffocating themselves" (Schumacher, 2018)
git, social science, blog post Show more
did something i've been threatening to do for Years and started a """professional blog"""
the first post is about git and social science
it has stills from Repo Man
Watson, Crick, Franklin Show more
Reading through old letters from Crick to Watson about the manuscript that would become "The Double Helix" . The well worded, thorough, and scathing rebukement of Watson's book is impressive.
"If you publish your book now, in the teeth of my opposition, history will condemn.you, for the reasons set out in this letter."
Finally I can understand the blockchain
Always like finding new command line utilities to use as a part of my workflows.
"join" is a new one for me that I will definitely be using
I've recent stumbled upon Ben Langmead's teaching materials for lessons on bioinformatics, genome sequencing, and sequence alignment.
There's a lot of really thorough material in there, while still remaining accessible to non-experts. Would highly recommend these lessons to anyone in/interested in the field
As of today, with Visual Studio Code Insiders, you can use your local installation to work on files on a remote server through an SSH connection. This is going to make it so much easier to build and analyze data on a computing cluster
Bowtie2 added official support for unaligned BAM files as input. I suspect that this will help start the move away from FASTQs as a data standard format and more towards the BAM format
For anyone who's interested in creating their own #conda packages, I've put together a brief intro on how to make them .
Hopefully it's a bit easier to follow than the official documentation for getting started. Any feedback is gladly welcomed
IDF.social now also welcoming \( \LaTeX \) enthusiasts!
\( \pi \) ece of cake thanks to @christianp
Couldn't. Agree. More.
Precision recall curves don't define a single machine learning classifier, they define a class of classifiers parameterized by some threshold. It's important to not confuse a "good auPRC" value with a "good classifier", because there are lots of bad classifiers on that curve #KSepigen
Graduate student at the University of Toronto, in the Department of Medical Biophysics.
Interested in math, science, technology, sports, and the arts.
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