Registered for SASO
ArXive papers with Github repos
Mapping interest communities in Russian Facebook Ads. Preliminary visualisation reveals a number of broad interest groups around ethnicity; reveals a bit of Internet Research Agency’s strategy...
- Dr Bharath Ganesh
- Bharath is a political geographer focusing on data science and local government and the ethics and politics of researching violent online extremism.
More good stuff from Ian Couzin
- Revealing the hidden networks of interaction in mobile animal groups allows prediction of complex behavioral contagion
- We know little about the nature of the evolved interaction networks that give rise to the rapid coordinated collective response exhibited by many group-living organisms. Here, we study collective evasion in schooling fish using computational techniques to reconstruct the scene from the perspective of the organisms themselves. This method allows us to establish how the complex social scene is translated into behavioral response at the level of individuals and to visualize, and analyze, the resulting complex communication network as behavioral change spreads rapidly through groups. Thus, we can map, for any moment in time, the extent to which each individual is socially influential during collective evasion and predict the magnitude of such behavioral epidemics before they actually occur
This playlist contains tutorials to learn how to use Keras, a neural network API written in Python. Each video focuses on a specific concept and shows how the full implementation is done in code using Keras and Python.
7:00 – 9:00 2:00 – 5:00 ASRC MKT
- Redo doodle for all of August – done
- Schooling Fish May Offer Insights Into Networked Neurons
- Iain Couzin is deciphering the rules that govern group behavior. The results might provide a fresh perspective on how networks of neurons work together.
- City arts and lectures: The New Science Of Psychedelics With Michael Pollan
- Psychedelics reduce the section of the brain that have to do with the sense of self. Pollan thinks that this also happens with certain types of rhythmic music and in crowd situations. This could be related to stampedes and flocking.
- LSD May Chip Away at the Brain’s “Sense of Self” Network
- Brain imaging suggests LSD’s consciousness-altering traits may work by hindering some brain networks and boosting overall connectivity
- Add an attractor scalar for agents that’s normally zero. A vector to each agent within the SIH is calculated and scaled by the attractor scalar. That vector is then added to the direction vector to the agent – done?
- Remove the heading influence based on site – done
- Add a white circle to the center of the agent that is the size of the attraction scalar. Done
- Add a ‘site trajectory’ to the spreadsheet that will have the site lists (and their percentage?)
- Worked on A2P white paper with Aaron.
- Worked on a response to Dr. Li’s response
ASRC IRAD 9:00 – 2:00
- Mind meld with Bob
- Revisit Yarn
- Excel stuff?
- Connect to AWS using bastion. Look in FoxyProxy how to. I need certs
- Drop on rabbit to deploy to CI and QA and NESDIS ONE (production)
- Don’t want sensitive information in Git. We use sharepoint instead
- Notes and screenshots in document.
7:00 – 9:00, 4:00 – 5:00 ASRC MKT
- Here’s a list of organizations that are mobilizing to help immigrant children separated from their families
- SASO trip
- Rebuilt all the binaries, now I need to put them on the thumb drive – done
- Added knobs to the implications slide. They sit next to the dimension and SIH lines. I realize that my slide deck is becoming a physical version of a memory palace.
- Continuing Irrational Exuberance, though feeling like I should be reading Axelrod. Bring Evolution of Cooperation on the flight?
- Naive Diversification Strategies in Defined Contribution Saving Plans
- There is a worldwide trend toward defined contribution saving plans and growing interest in privatized social security plans. In both environments, individuals are given some responsibility to make their own asset allocation decisions, raising concerns about how well they do at this task. This paper investigates one aspect of the task, namely diversification. We show that many investors have very naive notions about diversification. For example, some investors follow what we call the 1/n strategy: they divide their contributions evenly across the funds offered in the plan. When this strategy (or others only slightly more sophisticated) is used, the assets chosen depend greatly on the make-up of the funds offered in the plan. We find evidence of naive diversification strategies both in experiments using employees at the University of California and the actual behavior of participants in a wide range of savings plans. In particular, we find the proportion of the assets the participants invest in stocks depends strongly on the proportion of stock funds in the plan. The results raise very serious questions about how privatized social security systems should be designed, questions that would be ignored in most economic analyses.
- This is very much a dimension reduction exercise.
- A2P maintenance proposal
9:00 – 4:00 ASRC A2P
- Coming up to speed on the Angular interface
- Logging into CI and QA
- Dashboard configurations