Smerity (n):

Saving the world one byte at a time.

More specifically...

Simply put: I'm a senior research scientist at MetaMind, acquired by Salesforce, where I poke datasets with the entropy stick and complain about deep neural networks converging too slowly. I'm passionate about machine learning, open data, and teaching computer science.

I graduated from Sydney University (BIT with First Class Honours & the University Medal) and Harvard University (Master of Science in Computational Science and Engineering). Before MetaMind, I was an 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 before data science was a thing, prodded Google App Engine at Google Sydney, and a tutor at the National Computer Science School for over half a decade.