Data Engineering

A blog about data, science, and engineering.

Epidemics - 04 Jan 2019


The SIR model is an example of a compartmental model used to simplify the mathematical modeling the spread of infectious diseases. While the SIR model gets a lot of attention for its use as a toy model for testing implementations, or demonstrating the power of ODEs for modeling nonlinear systems, it’s a surprisingly good fit for actual data.

SIRS Model for epidemiology of Influenza B in 2007


Govlov Podcast - 07 Sep 2018


My recent work on data-driven rural sociology was featured today on the GovLov Podcast. Thanks to Ben Kittelson for taking the time to talk with us!


Reboot - 24 Aug 2018


I decided the site needed a drastic reboot, tore down the old bootstrap page, and decided to try out Jekyll.