Smerity (n):

Saving the world one byte at a time.

More specifically...

Simply put: I'm a deep learning researcher who pokes datasets with the entropy stick and complains about deep neural networks converging too slowly. I'm passionate about machine learning, open data, and teaching computer science.

In the recent past I was a senior research scientist at MetaMind (acquired by Salesforce), the lone engineer at the non-profit Common Crawl where I archived billions of web pages per month, the first employee at Grok Learning, data scientist at Freelancer.com (IPO on the ASX), prodded Google App Engine as an intern at Google Sydney, and have been a tutor at the National Computer Science School for over half a decade. I graduated from Sydney University (BIT with First Class Honours & the University Medal) and Harvard University (Master of Science in Computational Science and Engineering).