Welcome. If you didn’t land here by mistake, you’re probably looking for my hacks page.
I’m part of the founding team of BigML, a little startup trying to apply machine learning and other AI techniques to big data, and make them accessible to non-specialists. It took a while, but i’m finally able to make my own mistakes.
I was hacking for Oblong from 2008 to early 2011. Before that, i worked for Google (from July 2007).
From June 2005 to May 2007, i worked on embedded software development for the scientific payload of LISA Pathfinder. Here’s a short article and here a blog entry i wrote describing our work in that project.
See my resume for my whole professional story (and some other bits).
I was a theoretical physicist in a previous life, and wrote a Ph. D. thesis on gravitational wave detectors. I also got a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Between 2003 and 2005, i taught courses on programming and computer networks at the Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona, where i was part of the mobile agents research group (and collaborated in an article or two).
I spend most of my spare time reading, learning about programming languages and hacking.
Reach me at (@ jao (or (. pobox com) (. gnu org))).
GPG key (Fingerprint:
A247 C478 0736 A615 6BC8 DA74 8C08 1D34 D321 D881)