Coding Projects

Opioids in America - Part I: Taking a Critical Look at Administrative Claims - My most recent project investigates the opioid epidemic America. The results were inconclusive but there's still food for thought (if you've got the munchies). Check out the model on my blog. 

Opioids in America - Part I: Taking a Critical Look at Administrative Claims - My most recent project investigates the opioid epidemic America. The results were inconclusive but there's still food for thought (if you've got the munchies). Check out the model on my blog. 

Kombucha Maker Project with CircuitPython and Feather - Kombucha doesn't brew very well in the winter time. It is slow and inconsistent (and really not very good). I purchased a heater some time ago thinking that would fix the problem. Unfortunately it kept the culture too hot causing the culture to be imbalanced and the tea to be mehh. So, with the help of a temperature sensor, a Feather and a regulatable AC adapter I was able to write some simple python code to create a kombucha thermostat. Check it out on my blog. 

Kombucha Maker Project with CircuitPython and Feather - Kombucha doesn't brew very well in the winter time. It is slow and inconsistent (and really not very good). I purchased a heater some time ago thinking that would fix the problem. Unfortunately it kept the culture too hot causing the culture to be imbalanced and the tea to be mehh. So, with the help of a temperature sensor, a Feather and a regulatable AC adapter I was able to write some simple python code to create a kombucha thermostat. Check it out on my blog

Predicting Global Maternal Mortality Rates - I used Python and Pandas to create a dataframe from 12 individual datasets from the World Health Organization API. The xml format proved tricky and Python was employed to process the data into structures appropriate for Pandas dataframes. I then tuned a Random Forest Regressor model to predict global Maternal Mortality Rates per 100,000 births. The final RMSE was ~80 down from a null RMSE of ~200 (using the mean of ~150).    

Predicting Global Maternal Mortality Rates - I used Python and Pandas to create a dataframe from 12 individual datasets from the World Health Organization API. The xml format proved tricky and Python was employed to process the data into structures appropriate for Pandas dataframes. I then tuned a Random Forest Regressor model to predict global Maternal Mortality Rates per 100,000 births. The final RMSE was ~80 down from a null RMSE of ~200 (using the mean of ~150).    

Maternal Mortality Rates in the United States - Checkout my latest data science project! I found that teen birth rates are an important feature for predicting U.S. MMRs. I also expanded my visualization skills by practicing with Plotly. Take a look at the source code on my github.

Maternal Mortality Rates in the United States - Checkout my latest data science project! I found that teen birth rates are an important feature for predicting U.S. MMRs. I also expanded my visualization skills by practicing with Plotly. Take a look at the source code on my github.


Presentations

Predicting Maternal Mortality Rates (Slide Deck) - There were a number of interesting predictors for MMR, the most surprising being cell phone subscriptions, Check out my slide deck for more info.  

Predicting Maternal Mortality Rates (Slide Deck) - There were a number of interesting predictors for MMR, the most surprising being cell phone subscriptions, Check out my slide deck for more info.  

 
The promoter of Alpha-Atp2b2 was identified. Atp2b2 transcript is misregulated in C57BL/6J mice and long non-coding RNA is upregulated. The auditory system of normal mice is affected by C57BL/6J Atp2b2 gene. Atp2b2 and long non-coding RNA could contribute to age related hearing loss in C57BL/6J mice. 

The promoter of Alpha-Atp2b2 was identified. Atp2b2 transcript is misregulated in C57BL/6J mice and long non-coding RNA is upregulated. The auditory system of normal mice is affected by C57BL/6J Atp2b2 gene. Atp2b2 and long non-coding RNA could contribute to age related hearing loss in C57BL/6J mice. 

 
ReVodka was a thought project for my business strategy course. We were tasked to come up with a new viable business model using an agricultural commodity (and the end product had to be consumable). Our team was given grain. From this we came up with the idea to create consumable ethanol from recycled cereals. Take a look and ponder the idea with an ice cold glass of your favorite beverage. 

ReVodka was a thought project for my business strategy course. We were tasked to come up with a new viable business model using an agricultural commodity (and the end product had to be consumable). Our team was given grain. From this we came up with the idea to create consumable ethanol from recycled cereals. Take a look and ponder the idea with an ice cold glass of your favorite beverage. 

 
FluFinder won the pitch competition in the Technology and Entrepreneurship Marketing course, Fall 2013. I was in charge of surveys, stats analysis and interviewing key opinion leaders. I contributed to slide design and was part of the presenting team. 

FluFinder won the pitch competition in the Technology and Entrepreneurship Marketing course, Fall 2013. I was in charge of surveys, stats analysis and interviewing key opinion leaders. I contributed to slide design and was part of the presenting team. 

 

Publications

This project is currently on hold, if you are interested to learn more or would like to review my manuscript please feel free to contact me!

This project is currently on hold, if you are interested to learn more or would like to review my manuscript please feel free to contact me!

 
 
Published Dec. 2015, will be publicly available Jan. 2017

Published Dec. 2015, will be publicly available Jan. 2017

 
I was the primary author and researcher for this funded R21 grant from the Tempel lab. Bruce and I submitted this grant while I was finishing up graduate school in 2015.  

I was the primary author and researcher for this funded R21 grant from the Tempel lab. Bruce and I submitted this grant while I was finishing up graduate school in 2015.  

 
Claire and I had many stimulating conversations about the implications of long non-coding RNAs in the genomic region of Atp2b2. 

Claire and I had many stimulating conversations about the implications of long non-coding RNAs in the genomic region of Atp2b2. 

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