08
Mar

Send me student/postdoc blogs in statistics and computational biology

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I've been writing a blog for a few years now, but it started after I was already comfortably settled in a tenure track job. There have been some huge benefits of writing a scientific blog. It has certainly raised my visibility and given me opportunities to talk about issues that are a little outside of my usual research agenda. It has also inspired more than one research project that has ended up in a full blown peer-reviewed publication. I also frequently look to blogs/twitter accounts to see "what's happening" in the world of statistics/data science.

One thing that gets me incredibly fired up are student blogs. A few of my students have them and I read them whenever they post. But I have found it is hard to discover all of the blogs that might be written by students I'm not directly working with.

So this post is designed for two things:

(1) I'd really like it if you could please send me the links to twitter feeds/blogs/google+ pages etc. of students (undergrad, grad or postdoc) in statistics, computational biology, computational neuroscience, computational social science, etc. Anything that touches statistics and data is fair game.

(2) I plan to create a regularly-maintained page on the blog with links to student blogs  with some kind of tagging system so other people can find all the cool stuff that students are thinking about/doing.

Please feel free to either post links in the comments, send them to us on twitter, or email them to me directly. I'll follow up in a couple of weeks once I have things organized.

  • http://twitter.com/eperlste Ethan Perlstein

    Makes me happy when scientists self-organize.

  • http://www.facebook.com/florianmarkowetz Florian Markowetz

    http://politicalsciencereplication.wordpress.com/about/ A blog on data sharing and replication

  • chiGuy56

    Many straightforward tutorials on advanced graphical approaches in R: http://is-r.tumblr.com/

  • Andrew Wheeler

    In regards to 2) - why not instead just create a blog aggregator? So people can just sign up for one feed and get updates for all of the students currently subscribed.

    Feel free to add mine, http://andrewpwheeler.wordpress.com/ , computational social science seems a little grandiose a title though!

  • Blog name

    New postdoc blog, although it went dormant. Useful info on job market in quantitative social science: http://newpostdoc.blogspot.com/

  • Charles LeDoux

    I'm a Ph.D. student working on applications of machine learning to malware analysis. I keep a personal webpage and blog at charlesledoux.com

  • Alex Reinhart

    Do student articles count? I write about statistics occasionally (have another article idea in the works), but I don't have a formal blog:

    http://www.refsmmat.com/articles/statistics.html

    Also I'm a physics major. Shame on me.

  • http://twitter.com/neuroecology neuroecology

    I'm a computational neuroscience graduate student, though my blog (right) now tends to dwell more on decision-making and systems neuroscience than computation per se... your call: http://neuroecology.wordpress.com/

  • Jeremy Kun

    I write a blog on the general relationships between mathematics and programming, and quite a few of the posts involve machine learning. I'm a PhD student in complexity theory and learning theory (though most of my research has not yet ended up on my blog).

    http://jeremykun.com

  • Benjamin Haley

    I'm in the middle of PhD program at Northwestern and post a little stats work on my blog, technobum, http://benjaminhaley.blogspot.com/ and my friend Dave is finishing his PhD at Stanford and posts more stats at http://www.stanford.edu/~paunesku/

  • Cameron Davidson-Pilon

    Bayesian statistics and machine learning at
    camdp.com/blogs

  • http://twitter.com/DataJunkie Ryan Rosario

    I am a Ph.D. candidate in Statistics at UCLA.

    I blog about machine learning, Hadoop, cloud computing, R and Python.

    http://www.bytemining.com

    Twitter: @DataJunkie

  • http://twitter.com/causalityblog causality blog

    I write for the causality blog, on causal inferences in clinical epidemiology. http://www.focusgroupcausality.com @causalityblog

  • Rumi

    Hi! I Tweet about computational epidemiology @rumichunara

  • Lewis Mitchell

    Computational social science from the University of Vermont Computational Story Lab - undergrad, grad students, post docs and professors: http://onehappybird.com/

  • http://twitter.com/jeanmadams Jean Adams

    We have regular posts from PhD student epidemiologists on the Fuse blog (http://bit.ly/fuseblog). This is a good example, but there are others: http://fuseopenscienceblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/perineal-what.html Epidemiological doctoral student tweeters in Fuse include: @lsmeatonforrest @peter-tennant

  • http://twitter.com/CjBayesian Likelihood T. Prior

    I'm a PhD student. I write about statistics in ecology, and some other ML stuff. http://bayesianbiologist.com/ enjoy!

  • http://twitter.com/PeteHaitch Peter Hickey

    Here's my blog, Jeff http://peterhickey.me/blog/. I've got the vague title of Stats and Genomes.

    And I'm on twitter as @PeteHaitch

  • http://twitter.com/sherrirose Sherri Rose

    I'm an associate editor on the official blog of the ISI journal Stat: http://Statblog.net, which is just starting up.

    You have my twitter (@sherrirose) even though @leekgroup does not follow it! ;)

    • http://bit.ly/ZpOeeR L. Collado Torres

      Jeff barely follows anyone :P Though with his 29 "following" he beats Rafa's 15.

  • Stephanie Hicks

    http://statisticalrecipes.blogspot.com/ blog which discusses topics in statistics, bioinformatics, and a personal hobby cooking

    • http://fellgernon.tumblr.com/ Leonardo Collado Torres

      Your recipe posts have GREAT pictures! I also liked your teaching stats posts with R code. +1

  • Dev Nambi

    I write about solving random problems using statistics and data at http://devnambi.com/ . Two examples are using data to buy a car, http://devnambi.com/analysis-resources/car-buying/ , and to find good schools, http://devnambi.com/archive/2013/02/school-analysis-part-three/

  • http://twitter.com/exmathematician Jack Golding

    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to start blogging more this year (CS/Maths major - trying stats)

    blog http://www.exmathematician.com

    twitter @exmathematician

    linkedin au.linkedin.com/pub/jack-golding/13/338/706/

  • Tim Szewczyk

    Ecology in Silico - covering ecological models, simulations, and data analysis (not mine)

    http://mbjoseph.github.com/

  • http://www.yoavram.com/ Yoav Ram

    The Mutation Selection Blog - a blog about evolutionary theory and population genetics http://blog.yoavram.com/

  • http://www.facebook.com/andy.mitchell Andy Mitchell

    While doing research for the Samsung data project, I came across this blog by Gerard JP Westen, a post-doc in France. One comment by this blogger: Hope this helps anyone when stuck (and that this page is indexed by Google, well probably isn't the case) http://blog.gjpvanwesten.nl/ Maybe he'll get indexed now!

  • http://twitter.com/UrbDemographics Urban Demographics

    I run this data driven blog on Urban and Demographic studies. urbandemographics.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/KevinLDavenport Kevin Davenport

    A part time student and fulltime data analyst: http://kevinldavenport.info

  • Alexander Blocker

    Statistics, computing, and massive data at http://www.awblocker.com/blog

  • http://twitter.com/StrictlyStat John Muschelli

    I don't always blog, but when I do, it's at: http://hopstat.wordpress.com/ and @strictlyStat

    • http://fellgernon.tumblr.com/ Leonardo Collado Torres

      I like your new Shiny-related posts ^^

  • Miles Ott

    This is a great idea! I am glad to know about these blogs.

    My stats blog is somewhat dormant: http://milesott.com/

    My goofy tumblr is officially in deep freeze: http://biostatisticsryangoslingreturns.tumblr.com/

  • http://www.r-statistics.com/ Tal Galili

    PhD student for Statistics in TAU:
    http://www.r-statistics.com/

    Cheers :)

  • http://twitter.com/syhw snippyhollow

    Here is my all new and shiny blog (mainly about Bayesian models). http://snippyhollow.github.com/

  • http://twitter.com/arjson Arjun S

    I'm an undergrad student in statistics, with aspirations for graduate studies in either statistics or biostatistics! I'm also currently enrolled in the Data Analysis class on Coursera, and am really enjoying it :)

    My blog is almost completely about my life, and not so much about stats, but perhaps someone will find it interesting: http://acciopensieve.blogspot.ca/

  • Robbie

    http://xcorr.net/
    Computational Neuroscience blog

  • Bart Aelterman

    I blog about my hobby: DIY bioinformatics and metagenomics. http://bioinformatics-man.blogspot.be/

  • http://twitter.com/aolariu Andrei Olariu

    I'm a PhD student at The University of Bucharest. I blog about web mining and machine learning at http://webmining.olariu.org

  • David Darmon

    A blog about randomness, as it occurs in my life, the social and biological sciences, and elsewhere:

    http://thirdorderscientist.org/homoclinic-orbit

    by a PhD student working on the use and development of (principled!) statistical inference methods for complex systems.

  • http://twitter.com/Colin_at_cu colin

    I am blogging on some of my work for my project in bioinformatics/genomics data analysis. I try to make code and data available when possible too. Also, I took the Coursera "Data analysis" class and i can't tell you how much it helped!! Thanks:) http://searchvoidstar.tumblr.com/

  • http://twitter.com/IamEvanglos IamEvanglos

    I dont blog but came to know about good site http://www.novelanswer.com/ major in Statistics assignment and problem solving.